Friday, June 29, 2007

It's Friday

Here is a picture of the new Jaywalkers. I'm almost half way down the leg now (this picture is a day old). I'm really likely the beachy colorway, it feels summery. I hope this pair gets finished faster than the first pair (that took 9 months).

Lorelei got her hair cut last weekend (the second time we've had it professionally cut). She screamed when I sat her in the chair, but the stylist bribed her with a lollipop, so at least she didn't scream through the whole thing. Of course, as soon as she finished the lollipop, she was ready to have her hair cut again.

This weekend, it's my turn to get my hair cut. Wow, can you stand all the excitement in my life?

Happy Friday, everyone!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The First Five Days

Here is how I started Summer of Socks.

Step 1 - Take out Opal Dreamcatcher yarn that I've been saving for over a year.
Step 2 - Decide to try new toe-up cast on and then plain stockinette socks.
Step 3 - Use figure-8 cast on with 8 stitches. Decide 8 is way too pointy for my foot. RIP.
Step 4 - Use figure-8 cast on with 20 stitches. Decide the cast on stitches are too loose and I'm not able to tighten them up enough. RIP.
Step 5 - Try Judy's magic cast on (seen on Wendy's blog)with DPNs and 20 stitches. End up dropping half the stitches. Decide this probably works really well with ciculars, which I don't have (but intend to buy soon). RIP.
Step 6 - Take out Regia yarn and cast on Jaywalkers.

I ordered Socks Soar on Two Circs. My new goal for Summer of Socks is to learn how to knit socks on circs.

No pictures today, but maybe there will be some Jaywalker pics soon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


The Roza socks are finally finished. I love these socks! These are Lorna's Laces in the Girly Stripe colorway. I had to upsize a little because my gauge was a little tight (and I liked it that way), but I think my math worked pretty well. See what you can do with two degrees in math?

Summer of Socks starts tomorrow, so the Roza socks were finished just in time. I have some Opal Dreamcatcher that I've been saving for a while that I'm planning to start with tomorrow. I'm thinking about plain toe-up but with a figure-8 cast on instead of the short rows that I've been using.

I think my goal for Summer of Socks will be 3 pairs. I've only made 5 pairs ever, so I think 3 is a pretty high goal.

Random Wednesday

It's been a rough couple of weeks, so I figured it was time for Random Wednesday.
  • Bad - I was in a small car accident. I wasn't hurt, it wasn't my fault, and the accident wasn't that bad. But dealing with the other guy's insurance company is starting to test my patience (the accident was a week and a half ago and they still haven't sent someone to look at my car).
  • Good - My parents came to visit for a weekend. Yeah! We took Lorelei to the zoo and had a great time.
  • Very bad - My grandfather died.
  • Good - I finally finished my Roza socks. I love them. I'll post photos soon.
  • We're having a baby shower for one of my coworkers today. I knit her a baby hat and a pair of booties. Lorelei helped me make cupcakes for the party.
  • Lorelei went to her first birthday party (non-family) over the weekend. She had a great time until I wouldn't let her "help" open her friend's presents.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Crazy Friday

  • I used the bathroom at work this morning and there was someone in there having a conversation on their cell phone. Why do people do that?
  • I watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy yesterday for the first time. Today I heard the Isaiah Washington got fired. I've been reading some of the message boards and people are either extremely happy that he's being made to pay for his "crimes" or they vow never to watch the show again. This has been expected for months, so I don't understand why people are getting so crazy about it.
  • I work on the 4th floor of an 8-story office building. I got an email this morning that the 5th floor will be closed all weekend so that birds can be removed from the building.
  • Pearls Before Swine is one of my favorite comics. I love the new neighbors.
  • Tiny ponies in sneakers.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Random Wednesday

In no particular order (because it's random!):
  • I spent the weekend sick. YUCK! I sat around for three days and wasn't even able to knit. I'm finally feeling a little better.
  • I drove past a sign today that said "NO 1 Carryout." I thought it said "NO Carryout." Wouldn't that be a strange sign?
  • I finished knitting a bootie (all except the finishing). This pair has now taken way too long to finish. Thank goodness I still have two weeks before the baby shower.
  • Still not finished with the second Roza sock. Maybe this week.
  • Lorelei's been invited to her first birthday party. It's for one of her classmates at school who's turning three. Who schedules a party for 2- and 3-year olds at 2 in the afternoon? That's nap time!
  • My parents are visiting this weekend. So I need to clean the house. All the attractions/museums/monuments in DC and my dad wants to go to the Insect Zoo. Doesn't that sound like fun?
  • I'm so excited that Hell's Kitchen is back. Donkey! Since The Apprentice sucks now, HK is my favorite reality show. I can't wait for Kitchen Nightmares this fall.
  • We went to the playground yesterday evening. Lorelei found a rock and immediately named it Rocko, after Zoe's pet rock on Sesame Street. She brought it home and was playing with it for hours.

Happy Wednesday everyone!