Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wait, it's almost October?

Hey! I'm still here! This month has been kind of hectic with Goober starting kindergarten. I went back to school my fourth week. It's been a hard adjustment between work, school and home but I think it's going well. I just seem to be tired a hundred and elevendy percent of the time. My knitting has been suffering. Haven't been doing much of that. Aidez with Tweedie is still in progress, as you can see...

Note the sweet stitch markers my sister made for me. (Incidentally, if you like comics, spit takes, shenanigans, and fine wines, listen to her podcast on Tuesday nights.)
Now, my goal for Aidez is to be done for Christmas. Since I'm doing the back and two fronts simultaneously, I think that's an attainable goal. Unless...


Yeah, unless you decide in addition to working full time, going to school two nights a week, and taking an online class, you have realized you need to make a cape, a hat, gloves, another hat, and mittens. Oh, and do the custom-fit raglan for a 5 year old Goober and make the chest look like Darth Vader's chest (Scoop's got a thing for Star Wars.) So, yeah, charting a Darth Vader sweater? No problem.
Oh, here's the progress on my cape. It's fantastical.

Whatever, I started it last night. Give me a break. I'd like to see you try a pattern of 148 stitches, a 42 row chart, and cabling on both the right and wrong side of the pattern. What was that? What was that? Yeah, I didn't think so. Oh, and my attention was divided because I was watching a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives marathon and drinking a bucket of sauvignon blanc. Don't tell anybody I watch that. It would ruin my street cred.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

'Slight Modification' or, 'Yes, I Frogged it'.

Forget socks. I didn't want to make socks anyway. Needles were too small. Yarn too thin. I'm starting to panic slightly on the amount of fingering weight yarn in my stash...I want to make things out of fingering or sport weights because of the tiny, tidy stitches, but when it comes down to it, it is so darn irritating.
I think I partially frogged them due to hurricane madness. We had Irene come through here a week ago today, and even though it was a tropical storm when it hit, we got messed up pretty good. Lost power last Sunday night, and got it back Friday afternoon. We were staying with my friend who had a generator, and it was fun...until the generator failed Friday. Luckily, we had just gotten power back Friday afternoon, so we moved everyone up to our house.
Needless to say, I didn't get much knitting done this past week. I halfheartedly tried to repair the Neiman I started and my cat had taken out of my bag and dropped a bunch of stitches, but that just frustrated me. I ended up tearing apart the Aidez I started with my Sirdhar chunky Tweedie, and writing it out to knit in one piece, until I reach the armholes. It would be so much easier not to have to do the seaming...I can't seem to do it right. I think it'll work out. I'm only on the ribbing, but it isn't discouraging because I'm doing the back and two fronts at once.
So I'm going to try and work on that tonight, maybe even watch the Netflix DVD we've had for like two months. I'm wondering how my knitting will fare now that I've started school again. Started this week after beginning it halfheartedly 13 years ago. Also, my Tiny One is starting Kindergarten on Tuesday. It's been a crazy, crazy week. I'm glad to be home. I ended up taking Tuesday off for Tiny One's first day, hopefully I can get the house in order during the day. It basically looked like someone left our house mid-rager last week.
Oh, and this morning? I made waffles with caramelized plums and nectarines. Last night it was Chicken Divan and a couple of loaves of banana bread with streusel topping. I'm obviously glad to be back in the kitchen, too. Now where did I leave my wine?