Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Felines Vol 16 2014


Lovin the fresh air!  And probably stalking a furry critter outside.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So tired

No photo for this post.  I'm working third shift this week in training for work (11pm - 7am).  I've worked this shift before at a hospital on the switchboard weekends after working days at my full time job all week, the hallway to the bathroom reminded me of a Halloween movie and there were some  nights I wished Michael Meyers would come down the hall and end the misery, LOL!

So far so good, its pretty slow between 3-5am - the police radio is silent and there are no 911 calls (or at least that was how it was last night, but I've heard that's the norm).

I woke up this afternoon and felt like I had a hangover ... without the drinking.  Prior to this I was getting up at 6am for day training ... hard switch to make.

I did get some spinning and knitting done yesterday while killing time before working at night.  Hoping tomorrow sleep goes better and I can do some more - today I laid on the couch all day and caught up on tv ... couldn't do much else, hahahah!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

So many ends ...


I wove in all the ends that I could (those not on the top row) the other day ... phew!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Felines Vol. 14 2014


Willow

My baby girl ... she loves to sit on shoulders (and give kisses) ... I call her Parrot-Cat when she does this.  Sometimes she catches us off guard when we're bending down (like getting clothes out of the dryer) and then its too late, she's latched on!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Franken Blanket


So I started this blanket last January (2013) and while I was hopeful - I didn't think it realistic that I would finish it in one year ... nope.

It has been sitting for quite some time with nothing added to it.  I would love to knit one square a day - but that is also crazy and I know just won't happen.  To complete the row I am currently on, I need 12 squares ... that seems more reasonable!  Let's see if I complete a row by the end of the month!

And yes - I did knit a square today!  The upper left corner (dark purple).

Sunday, March 30, 2014

In denial

I suffer from Knitter's Denial - even when I am designing something ...  I see what's going on, I recognize what is going to happen in the end ... but still I knit on thinking hoping that it will magically change somehow.

I was working on my next shawl design and I could see that the increase rate was too high, it was going to be larger than I wanted in the end.

I consulted with the Master ...


Yoda that is.

He told me, "Stop knitting you must!  There is no try, only UN-do!"

So sometime this week I will rip it all out (its not too far - I was on the 7th repeat of an 11 stitch edge pattern with increasing body stitches) but I am not in the mood to do it today.

I consider this type of thing SWATCHING ... yeah that's what I tell myself ...