Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hither and Thither

Thank you for all of your comments and compliments on the Sophie bag. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I saw Lori carrying it earlier today and it gave me such a happy feeling. I'm thinking of making another Sophie bag one of these days. Maybe in August.

This has been a strangely busy week. Work has been hectic, yes, but the evenings, too. And not for any particular reason. (Read: I haven't been doing anything fun or particularly productive in the evenings.) It's weird. There must be some sort of strange time warp going on. Maybe April is suffering from the same affliction that Dr. B experienced in March....

Last week, RC posted about this shoe cabinet that she got from Home Decorators. When I first saw it, I thought, "Umm, how strange that they are calling that perfectly lovely yarn storage unit a 'shoe cabinet'." Then the more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that my yarn could do with some new digs and that I really actually need one of these beautiful cabinets. (Thanks a lot, RC!) I showed it to my husband and told him I need him to build me one. We will see how that goes.

This week has seen only tidbits of knitting here and there and certainly nothing worth photographing. I have worked on the baby blanket and the socks, depending on where I am knitting. So far so good on the F13 Resolution. Thus far (a whooping 5 days in) I haven't felt any temptation to stray. 87 days to go.

I need to send out another package to my Secret Pal. I sent her her first package right after we got names and I've had her next batch of goodies - sock yarn and a sock book and needles - for about 3 weeks. I keep thinking I want to add one more thing but I haven't done it. Hopefully this weekend.

Maybe I am the last to discover this (though I did discover it several weeks ago and just haven't said anything) but Ruth is brillant. I found her via Cara and I am completely hooked. Ruth's posts on Playing with Color are fascinating. Anyone who has ever thought about color and putting together unique and/or striking combinations should spend a little while over at Ruth's. (Jessica, I think you would really enjoy this.)

Speaking of Jessica, she is new to the blogging world. If you have a few spare minutes, stop by her place and show her some blogger/knitter love. We all know how nice the comments are - especially in the early days of blogging. Be forewarned, though: She is a Crocheter. :)

Writing posts like this always leaves me thinking maybe I just shouldn't have posted right now because maybe I really didn't have anything to say. Maybe I am just babbling. It is easy to post when I have something noteworthy to write about - a finished project, new yarn, hail - but sometimes I worry a little that my blogging is just chatter and that if I were actually having this conversation with someone, they would be tuning me out about now....of course, if we were actually having this conversation, we would probably be knitting. And maybe having some wine. And you could turn the TV on to drown me out...

Today's Quote:

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - e. e. cummings


RC said...

muh-ha-ha ! talking over with my shoe cabinets! LMK if you want any size numbers.

and if we were actually having this conversation, I would be nodding my head in agreement (about Sophie bag, socks and secret pal) and shaking my head no I'm not tuning out at all, just listening and knittin'.
(I knit reading blogs ....)
luv u

RobynR said...

I too covet the yarn errr, shoe cabinet but at the moment we have an entire room that needs building so Mathboy isn't too likely to be enthused about cabinetry.
As for blogging when you have nothing to say, I enjoy it. Because I am a nosy stalker type, I find that chatter gives me more insight into character and personality than straight knitting content :)
Also, way to go on the F13 stickage. If/when I get my mitts on that seawool (I've decided on the seawool btw) I promise not to tell you a thing lest I tempt you into purchasing and using it right away. *grin*

Nora said...

I "babble" all the time on my blog - weddings, yarn, you name it! It makes up for not having any FO to show... x

Jessica said...

You are right Kristy-- I am absolutely fascinated by Ruth's Playing with Color posts ... I cannot wait to go home and start playing with color myself. Stupid work getting in the way of my hobbies!

And also, thanks for the mention of my blog-- hi everyone!! If you come visit me, I will post my dismal attempts at knitting too ... that way you won't feel like too much of a traitor visiting a (mostly) crochet blog.

Tami said...

Sorry for the off-topic comment Kristy, but I couldn't find your email address (it's at work, but I haven't had time to pull it up with all the recent craziness there). I received a notice from the Post Office that they are holding the package - they won't deliver to my apt door and my tiny mailbox is too small. The post office is only open while I'm at work, and I was gone last weekend and the week before, so I'm picking it up this Saturday, and will get to sewing. Thank you!

Dr. B. said...

I have just proven your point about April in that I am JUST NOW reading this post. Good gravy, when will things return to normal already?!

Jo said...

Now I've got to get my husband to build one too! I love the idea.