Sunday, October 29, 2006

How far I got

Stacy wanted to see how far I got before the allergy bomb hit.

I am dosed on benedryl. You wouldn't believe how long it took to make this post if I told you. Let's just say the backspace key is my friend.


I'm having my late October allergy blitz now.
Knitting is not a priority. Unfortunately. Wool does not do well when repeatedly sneezed on.
I'm on various drugs. Lots of benedryl. I'm looped. I tried to put the milk in the cabinet. The only reason I didn't put the milk in the cabinet was because it wouldn't fit. I was confused but then remembered that milk goes in the fridge.

John is on kid duty. I'm trying not to drip on them.

that is all

Friday, October 27, 2006


I am really dragging tonight.
Stacy, I know I promised a picture. I'm to the crotch gusset. I'm just plodding today. My throat is sore and I'm dying for a slushie. Maybe some husbandly type will oblige me.
I think I'll turn in early tonight. It's silly to knit when you have to keep going back to fix things.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

sometimes it would be better to just go to bed

You know when you cast on for a new pair of pants
everything is going jolly jolly jolly
new heating pad at your back where it still hurts from that bad sneeze
doped up six ways to Sunday on various things
just cruising along knitting

and then you realize you did something wrong
and you have to frog it all and start over


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Newborn stripey

Newborn longies are so sweet. Abby wanted oatmeal and baby blue. I really like this color combo. It's now on my list of things to make for me to keep. :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Extreme knitting

I should have known when Nicole contacted me, saying that she wanted to have something from an extreme knitter. What's an extreme knitter? Well, it comes from this picture that I had in my signature on diaperpin for a while. Just me and John taking silly pictures with a football helmet. Fun times.
So anyway... I said sure! She wanted to order yarn. I said 8oz would be plenty! It usually is! Right?
Can you imagine my horror when I realized that I would run out of yarn when the second leg was still 3" too short? Especially after my own "not enough yellow to finish the rugbies" fiasco? (hey at least that was for my own pants)
So after some emailing back and forth over what our options are... Me finding out that 8oz of Big Blue only has 250 yards (instead of the usual over 400yds of the kinds I usually use - yipe!)... measuring of the intended child to find out the difference in the diapering inseam and the actual inseam differ just enough... exactly enough... for me to finish said longies with just this much yarn left!!!!! Extreme knitting? My my. It's enough to make this knitter sweat buckets.

However, the finished longies are so yummy, they're nearly good enough to eat. And they're so squishy and thick. It's like falling in love. I might just have to take my chances with the big blue again someday.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's not my week...

:( :( :(
I am learning a lot about getting most of the way down the second leg of britches and then running out of yarn.
I am learning about that way too much.

it takes more than 8oz of BFL to make large longies

I did not know, but now I do.

crud crud crud crud crud

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

There's a lesson here

And that lesson is:
You will run out of yarn.
If you think you just might have enough yellow to make a pair of longies if they're striped, but it will be close... you don't. You will run out of yarn. You will run out when you only have a little more to go. You will have just enough left to do maybe half of that last bit.
So you will save that last bit, and take it to the store, only to find out that they're out of that color. It's on order. It should be here by the end of the week.

So if you think you just might have enough left, you don't. Make the longies with 3 colors, just in case.

yarn inventory

So I went through and updated my yarns today. I still have a bunch that isn't in there, simply because I don't know what to do with it. I also found I have a lot less wool than I thought I had hiding back there. Hmmmmmm....

I also got my hands on some BFL. Nicole had some sent from Wooly Wonders by Nada.
Talk about some wonderful yarn!

I'm thinking of getting some to have on hand. It would have to cost more than the purewool does. But it would save people buying it and having it sent to me. And people do pay more for nicer yarns. And I'd still carry the purewool for people who want a price break.

What would you do? I know what I want to do. I want to have nice yarn!