Saturday, January 24, 2009

No Birthday Knitting/Spinning for Me

law book

Why you ask? See that book? It's rather hefty in size and about ten times its weight in content....American School's full of the entire history of America's Pubic Schools and answers many questions of why we do things the way we do them - it's the LAW, that's why. Anyway, that particular book is forcing me to make hard choices. Do I finish knitting Beth's mitten?


...or do I keep practicing my spinning, so I don't lose my groove? (not that it's a very established groove, but I have made a little progress!) So far, spinning is winning simply because I don't have to really think about anything while I spin. Knitting requires that I recall my place in the pattern and then, concentrate on what I'm doing. I'm afraid poor Beth's hands will have to be cold for a little longer!

GMU yarn

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the aforementioned book has become my constant companion. There have however been a few knitting related SQUEEEEE moments, so here they are:


New knitting TOTE...literally....our school secretary got a bag like this for Christmas and when I saw it, I screamed, "KNITTING BAG!" When we went to see my in-law's after Christmas, we visited the Totes Outlet - and score! I can also use it for my laptop if it ever needs a fancy ride.

WendyKnits kit

I somehow managed to be chosen in a WendyKnits random drawing. I got to select one of her patterns as a prize and chose the Asparagus Cable socks. It arrived with this beautiful Neighborhood Fiber Company yarn. These might be for the multi-tasking boy picture below....talking on the phone while texting his gf....oh please - oh well .

talking boy

Here's a little new fuzziness from TLE - aided by a $25.00 gift certificate. This is 'TealWe Meet' merino/soysilk by the colors!
Teal We Meet

See this cat?

Warm kitty

He's provided yet another distraction from knitting/spinning. Apparently something had his head in its mouth because poor Halloween kitty has an abcess on his neck AND on the top of his head. Thankfully, he's on the mend, but hates the twice daily moist, hot towel therapy. In addition, he's become a house cat. He's too creaky to run fast enough to escape sneaking animals and his arthritis prevents him from leaping or climbing trees very effectively - so inside he is.

Oh yeah - I almost forgot - it's my birthday. Here's my present:


What can I say? We sort of needed a vacuum cleaner....sort of....hope I don't hurt myself because it looks kind of scary, don't you think? omg. :~/

Where's my margarita?



Leslie said...

Happy Birthday! At least the new vac will suck up all the trimmings from clipping ends after weaving in and any loose fibers from spinning.

Maybe the son could vacuum to earn more minutes on his phone????

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Sorry that you had to spend most of it studying law. I have almost the same vacuum that I got for Christmas and used it a lot today. See you on Monday!

Mandella said...

Happy Birthday. Love that roving.