Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today, though, I was staring at it while I was eating my lunch, and it occurred to me that something wasn't right:
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I thought that was going to be a nice sunset, seeing as I was home an hour earlier today. Apparently, I was wrong.
I was home an hour early today; it's 8:30 - no dinner and no knitting, yet. Random Wednesdays suck.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
It's the Ten-Stitch Blanket, which I think is just adorable.
Man, I love my new camera. Best use ever of Shoppers Drug Mart points.
I couldn't have been more wrong. I mean, the pattern is adorable, but this has been the project from hell.
First of all, the yarn I chose, King Riot, while pretty, is fuzzy and splitty. Not easy to work with, particularly in darker colours when it comes to ripping out. It took me three tries to get the first mitered corner correct (seeing as I have never done a mitered corner before). I wound up cutting the yarn and beginning again.
Then, my needle had a snag (again, with the fuzzy, splitty yarn; not good). A bit of sandpaper has improved that, thankfully.
The last straw was coming to a knot in the skein just as I was just getting into the rhythm of the project. Naturally, the knot completely screwed up the colour continuity. This is how far I got before giving up on finding a spot to cut the yarn and re-join:
Yes, one third of the skein.
Forget it. I'm done with this. I am not wasting another moment on a project that seems intent on pissing me off.
I'm heading to the yarn shop after work and getting something different. Problem is, after work is two hours away. Whatever shall I do? Certainly not work.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Edgar had to help me block my vest pieces this morning. He especially likes to chase the tape measure.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Thankfully, my feline overlords do not fit into the tiny baskets. That's one year of interac, credit card and cash register receipts, filed by month:
It was extremely depressing to catch up on a year's worth of filing, because filing is one of my favourite things (yes, I am a dork - that is not news). Even more depressing was the number of MLCC receipts. It's common knowledge I'm a boozehound, and for the most part, I'm OK with that. I just don't like reviewing the evidence.