Thursday, April 24, 2008

So hey, remember me? I knit sometimes.

I had a brilliant blog post all written out in my head last night, you think I can even remember a word of it now? Hell, I don't even remember what it was about.

This is my first completed project of this year. Twinkletoes from knitty. Miss Beans asked me for some ballet shoes last weekend and being totally broke but having a ton of the yarn you see there (from my failed Crumpets, if you're my one long time reader) I whipped up those little babies on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon while hanging around in the ninth bolgie of the eighth circle of Hell (also known as Chuck E. Cheese's).

They turned out cute but a little small so I'll have to make another pair. She loves them though, she's barely taken them off to let me wash them and has even slept in them twice.

In other knitting news: I received a large portion of Andean Treasure for my birthday which will become a Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I'm still working on that damn Wavy for Hercules because I hate it and don't want to do it anymore. Why do scarves have to be so l o n g ? I'm working on a little baby set for the soon-to-be-baby-girl of RTK and Darth's barber who is a very cool guy. If you're in San Diego and need a barber, I can't recommend Lefty's enough.

As far as news about my life... Well, it's never pretty, is it? My son got glasses so that's both kids are in glasses now. Neither RTK nor I wear glasses so we're a little baffled as to how that worked out. Our rent is going up so along with the price of gas and groceries we could really use a raise we're not going to get. You'll probably see me on the news when my moneymaking scheme goes horribly, terribly wrong.

That's about it for the moment. Except, I've been collecting yarn for the Alpaca Lounge Pants and I think I've almost got enough. If I start them soon they should be ready for Autumn.

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Comments on "So hey, remember me? I knit sometimes."


Blogger Ceci said ... (4/24/2008 12:06 PM) : 

Those are the cutest lil ballet slippers ever. I think I'll look up that pattern...

Best wishes on the financial stress. I so sympathize.


Blogger turtlegirl76 said ... (4/24/2008 3:25 PM) : 

Collecting Alpaca? Now that seems a worthy cause. Any colors in particular? What weight?

The Twinkle Toes are so cute. =)


Blogger Trillian42 said ... (4/24/2008 3:27 PM) : 

They are so cute! And what an awesome picture of them, too!

I cannot WAIT to see the Alpaca Lounge Pants. They are going to be brilliant.


Blogger Batty said ... (4/27/2008 5:17 AM) : 

They are so cute! It's just great when your efforts are appreciated and the recipient doesn't want to take of something you've spent a couple of hours on. They look like little ballet slippers.

I'm in a similar situation with Tangled Yoke -- want to start it (and a whole bunch of other projects), but I have to finish the Dad Sweater so I can send you some alpaca and my dad the sweater.


Blogger cpurl17 said ... (4/27/2008 11:33 AM) : 

Those ballet shoes are adorable! I bet she loves them even more because you made them!


Blogger Penny Karma said ... (4/29/2008 11:45 AM) : 

Note to RTK - check to see if the mailman wore glasses. ;)


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