Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Getting Through the Day

Thank You all very much for your love and support - please continue. I'm getting through the day a little easier now, but still...

My secret pal sent me lovely pink flowers, and others have been kind and generous as well.

On the knitting front - I've made two tiny baby "Apple" hats (hopefully a photo tomorrow) and ripped out a few things and - shhh don't tell my UFO's - started a baby sweater. I'm going to learn how to use flickr this week - everyone is doing such cute things with it and I'm going to jump on the bandwagon.

I joined this for April and will hopefully embrace the "Use What You Have" spirit for longer than April - goodness knows I could stay in the house and not need to buy anything crafty for well a REALLY long time. What can I say - I like "stuff."

My friend Katey just finished a felted bag made from all Noro scraps. Check it out - it's really pretty. Katey is a self-proclaimed "Noro-Slut" and after winding 6 skeins of blossom (bought on sale - yay!) yesterday I am beginning to understand.

I am quickly becoming a Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino fiend! I am making the EZ (that's Elisabeth Zimmerman - for new knitters) Baby surprise jacket and it's tons of fun. Hey two skeins of DB BC and some size 5 needles (that's where I got guage) and off we go. It makes it even more enjoyable that I got the yarn on sale YAY!

I sooooo need a swift and ball winder. I should just order them for myself through the shop, but that's alot of yarn money you know?

I am still working on the UFOs and am updating the list as needed. A few things have been finished, a few things have been frogged, and a few things have been - well - ignored. For instance I'm pretending that the bagsmith purse kit doesn't exist you see. I am doing this mostly because I hate the damned thing. Sure it's cute and all and the pattern is pretty good - no mistakes, kind of enteresting, not hard, but have you ever knitted with satin cording? Let's just say IT'S NOT FUN!!!!! It hurts my hands and it's slippery as h*** and I am really hating it - wait we're ignoring it - hating what? I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Oh well! I'm still here and I'm ok - I'm getting through the day and knitting. Oh BTW - if you don't already - go listen to Cast-On podcasts - they are great and fun and funny!

I'll keep you posted!


margene said...

It's good to have things under control to some degree. I just fell off the Stash wagon. Oh well...I did well for a time;-)

FaeryCrafty said...

I'm here for ya! Email me if you need to chat.

katey said...

I feel so loved... a shout out on Amy's blog!?! Yay me.

How are you holding up?

Oh, and flickr is hella easy to use... I'll show you how.