13 January 2006

Happy New Year?

OMG! This has been the week from hell...and it actually started going downhill on the 3rd of January. I knew someone who was fond of saying, it's bad when you can see it coming and not be able to do anything about it. I saw it coming, and tried to prepare myself, but I underestimated the ego of a woman hungry for approval. My employer's consultant pushed me to the edge of all that I know is good. She caused him to anger me in a way that I did not think possible... I was so angry I was unable to speak. I think the only reason I'm still employed today is the fact that I have rent to pay. Catch up with me and I'll give you all the dirty details of the encounter.

On to needle news....I mailed off three, wait no FOUR finished objects today. The socks for my dad. They are enormous, probably not going to fit him, but it's the thought that counts, right? They're made out of Perfect Match, from that pattern from Weekend Knits or Knitting (can't remember).

These pictures were taken while they were still in process.

I sent Denise the scarf I made for her last August. I'd forgotten all about it and found it in a bag of yarn under my bed when I was searching for the purple yarn to finish Ella's scarf. You know that's a sign that you have too much yarn, right?

I think it's made from Berroco Lullaby and it's crocheted, Lattice stitch pattern.

Ella's scarf is the most complicated knitted item I've completed so far and I'm pretty proud of it. It's been done for more than a week, but I've been scared to steam it....I finally conquered that fear yesterday. I think I was spurred on by my need to settle some of the anger before I left home for work. Ella has been a dear friend for years and years and doing this made me think of the happiness it will bring her, so I did it. I had to sort of put it in traction to make sure it didn't roll up while I was at work.

After the steaming I hung it on a pants hanger from my bedroom door, and it curled, so I attached a second pants hanger to the bottom and it still curled in the center, so I thumb tacked it to the door too....was a little worried, but it worked. :)

And I sent Madeline the second iteration of the black hat I worked so hard on before my trip to NY. I don't have a picture of that one, but it doesn't look anything like the pattern I used.....not sure if I'm retarded or what, but it just didn't work out for me. The hats look okay, are actually cute, BUT they don't look like the picture.

Speaking of pictures, here's what my first set of braids looked like. I loved them but they didn't love me so much, they started to fall out after a week. I have a new set now, and I don't really like them - think Diana Ross - but they don't fall out.

In the picture I'm working on picking up a dropped stitch in those lumberjack socks...don't worry, I'll get to them to. Do you see that yellow stuff on the windowsill? Looks like the picture of fungus on Danielle's blog, right? I knew it was this foam insulation my Grandpa is fond of, but it still freaked me out a bit to sleep under it. Ah well...what can you do?

ttfn! tb


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The braids look GREAT.


17 January, 2006 14:59  
Blogger Monica said...

the braids do look great, I suck at anything to do with hair

I cant see you angry at work, you are so mellow..... or is this the only way Ive seen you........no you are mellow.......My boyfriend gave me a ring for christmas, hes a good guy, bald, older, baggage, x cancer patient but a good guy :) :)

18 January, 2006 19:49  
Blogger Clare said...

what's wrong with diana ross?

25 January, 2006 12:42  

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