Tuesday, May 25, 2010


"Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how." ~pride and prejudice

That line always makes me laugh because it is so me. I wish I was clever and had a quick wit as well but alas, I do not. I am the one who is laying in bed two days later thinking, OH MAN, I should had said THIS! Anyways I was trying to think of something Jane Austeny to put with this post and nothing was coming to me, thereby making this one very appropriate.

I have a little advice for you today, something that had I been a little more quick-witted and able to think of something very sensible to reply I may not have been stuck in the spot I was. When someone has done a huge amazing thing for you and you are seeking a way to thank them for their help, DO NOT ASK THEM WHAT YOU CAN DO TO THANK THEM!!! Seriously! it's dangerous business!  You go in thinking you will take them to a cool play or to the spa for the day(both things you can enjoy as well) and then out of nowhere you hear yourself agreeing... to knit them a blanket!

Now if you were having this conversation with a baby that was some sort of genius and could talk at a very early age I would say sure, go for it. However if the person is taller than 24 inches I would take care in the offerings you make.

That being said, it was most definitely a huge labour of love, but I am FINALLY finished the blanket! Hours and hours knitting with 6mm needles, at times I thought my brain was going to explode from the monotony of it all. It was worth it though, and when I stop whining and think about it, fairly appropriate since the person I made it for helped me in a colossal way, for many hours and many days.

It feels so good to be done though.

Now I am working on some butterfly dishcloths for a wedding present, a nice somewhat complicated pattern to awaken me out of my knitting despondency. After that, who knows! Something FUN and something for ME!! Maybe a nice summery scarf,or some cool fingerless gloves or a bag for my yoga mat.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like." - from Mansfield Park

Has it been that long since my last post? Unconscionable!

I blame it the insipid blanket I am knitting. I am bored, SO bored! Row after row after row of tedious repetitive knitting. BLARG!

I decided to start a few more projects, smaller ones that I can work on at the same time as the blanket to break up the monotony of it all.

One diversion I am working on is a pair of hot pink fingerless gloves. They are excessively fun! I love the yarn, actually the yarn has nothing to do with it, it's more a love for the colour of the yarn. Pink! so bright and cheerful... very tolerable, I dare say, definitely handsome enough to tempt me.

I am planning on stitching some cute flowers or stars on them, as well and words on the knuckle parts. But what to say? There are countless projects of it done on ravelry, but none with words that I feel are good enough for my pink knuckies. So I put it out to you blogosphere, and the one or two people that accidentally read my blog. What should I put on them?

A few ideas I came up with, rock - star , wild - girl, dance - hard, what - ever, cool - beans and high - five (although it may be weird saying high five on the topside of my hand and not to inside where actual high fives happen..)

This is the idea from Ravelry

and this is one of my pinkalicious knuckies