Sunday, July 15, 2007

Here is some knitting

But first, 2 kitty pics. I still haven't gotten a great picture of either of them, but I am improving.

Teddy in the window

Musette in the deep, dark forest backyard

These are the Sockapalooza socks for my sockpal whose name I can't mention, of course. I'm pretty sure she doesn't tune in here, but I'm not taking any chances. There is some doubt as to whether the socks will be too tight. The pal has very small feet--8" long and 8" around. Therefore, I can't really try them on with any accuracy. The one on the right is done except for the ceremonial weaving in of the ends. I can get it on, so things should be ok. The pattern is Wyvern Woman's Socks by Marnie MacLean. The yarn is Collinette Jitterbug in the color inaptly called Fire.

There's a triathlon on on the TV right now. My god, it's boring! Lots of water, little tiny arms and bathing caps.

The last bit of knitting here is a vest out of some yarn by Tahki called Java. It's got big lumps of roving about every 18 inches or so. I didn't like them because they looked like dust bunnies, so I'm taking them out as I knit. This picture is the back of the vest. The back is approximately 2/3 finished. I'm using a pattern in the current "Knitter's" magazine. This after several tries on other patterns. I'm using my Boye Interchangeable needles in size 9. I swapped some dark brown Silky Wool for them.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Lazy Winner = Laura

With three votes for number 6, your lazy winning quotation is now in place. The voter who wins the prize is: voter number 5: Laura. Laura, please e-mail me with your mailing info and we can discuss your yarny prize. Thank you, everybody who voted. Raise your hand if you knew before you voted that Edgar Bergen was ventriloquist.

Happy Birthday to my cousin Laura. (I don't know if she is the same Laura who commented on the last post and won the prize.) I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but just to let you know--my cousin is now old. I have to tell you that because she doesn't look old (and because she is now caught up with me for the next 5 months. It makes me feel a little better now that I'm not older).

Monday, July 02, 2007

Long Time Coming

I'm sorry for the lack of posting. I've been knitting, but haven't finished anything lately. I lost my camera. I tripped on a rock. The sun got in my eye. Yeah, you know the drill.

The true reason is sloth--laziness--indolence--apathy (the closest word to rhyme with Kathy)--neglect--sluggishness, so on and so forth. Anyway, I am trying a little to break out of it. Since I still don't know where my camera is, I've collected a few quotes on the subject of laziness. Please post your vote on the comments for the quotation I will post on the sidebar as the quote of the moment. I'll reward a randomly chosen voter with a lovely yarn destash. I've got a lot of wonderful yarn and I'm not saying what the prize will be, but who knows, it could be sock yarn
or it could be this:

or some of these
but probably not this:

Quote 1: The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed. ~Søren Kierkegaard

Quote 2: I like the word "indolence." It makes my laziness seem classy. ~Bern Williams

Quote 3: People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy. ~Bob Hope

Quote 4: Know the true value of time: snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today." ~Lord Chesterton

Quote 5: Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. ~Edgar Bergen

Quote 6: Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. ~Edgar Bergen