a knitter navigates through life

Sunday, March 29, 2009

so cute my ovaries are cramping . . .

Baby manatee!!! Oh, the cute. I'm trying to convince my ovaries that there's no possible way they could make a baby manatee, but they seem determined to try. Must. Snorgle. Baby. Manatee.

Monday, March 23, 2009

in which I am tired of winter

Dear Winter:
Things just haven't been the same between us. When you first arrived, everything was exciting and new. We did so many fun things together. Remember cuddling in front of the fire and knitting warm socks, making soup, and snuggling under the blankets at night? You even pulled out all the stops and gave me that big exciting snowfall last month. But things have changed. We're on different paths. We want different things, and I'm tired of being cold. I made this supercute cropped sweater, and I want to wear it without my bellybutton icing over, but you won't let me.

I've tried to make things work between us, but I'm just not feeling it anymore. We need to go our separate ways. It's not you, it's me.


PS: I lied. It's you. It's all you.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

the wagon and I have parted company

This year, I had a very determined goal to reduce my stash. I've had some of my yarn for a few years, and I was getting frustrated by always getting sidetracked. I like to be able to realize the possibilities of my yarn, and having too much makes me feel overwhelmed. I was doing so well, too. All of the knitting I've done for myself has been from stash, for like (. . . leafing through the archives . . .) the past year. Wow. That's crazy. I'm so impressed with myself. That's so much better than I would have thought. (None of the gifts have been, but gift yarn doesn't count, right? Right?) Then, well, I wandered into Knitch a few days ago, and it was my birthday, and, well . . .

Numma Numma Saucy, in Going Green

Numma Numma Saucy in Squeeze Cheese

and Lotus Aura, in Rumplestiltskin.
Then, because Cast-on Cottage sent me a coupon, seeing it was my birthday and all, I headed up there for a little day trip. This came home with me.

Louisa Harding Grace Hand-dyed, which will be perfect for this sweater, which I've been dying to make. And then, cuz it was my birthday (are you sensing a theme here?), my mom gave me this Blue-faced Bliss in New Spruce 2, by Impulse of Delight
I didn't so much fall off the wagon as wildly fling myself from it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


My birthday is tomorrow and I am so ridiculously giddy I feel carbonated. I was going to do a proper blog post, but instead I'm just going to put us a teaser of all the beautiful new birthday yarn I've been buying myself lately. More later when I'm more coherent!

Monday, March 9, 2009

because she's my sister, and I love her

I swore that after I finished the great Christmas Obligation Knitting (and subsequent Felted Clog Obligation Knitting), that I was going to be a big selfish jerk and knit only for myself until I didn't want to anymore, dangit! Then I asked my sister what she wanted for her birthday. She had only one wish: a cute green hat just like the one I made her for Christmas. Crap.

Happy birthday, little sis.