Friday, August 31, 2007

It's Crunch Time!

Okay, I have abandoned all hope of finishing Stripes and Torchon Lace from VLT. I like it, but there's something that's keeping me from enjoying this project. Slippery silk yarn, slippery needles, I dunno. I had ple-heh-henty of time to work on this when I first started it, but today I crunched the numbers on it and realized that I'm only a quarter of the way through something I am not enjoying knitting.

Life's too short.

So, I went stash-hunting and found some awesome stuff. I decided on the Kidsilk Haze in a lovely light pink. Almost a light pinkish mauve. I think it was called Ice Cream. I wanted something that won't take forever, as it's a gift that has to be ready in exactly 4 WEEKS! I have wanted to knit Kiri for some time now, and I can't think of a better occasion. I have been hesitant to mention it, because I don't want to ruin the surprise, but this is for my Grandmother's 80th birthday. I haven't told her about the blog, becuase I knew I'd blab, so I'll just make sure not to mention the blog until after the big day. Eeek. 4 weeks. Can I do this with work and the boy, etc?

I have no choice.

My DS started Kindergarten this week. He is loving it. He loves Music and Science, and I am thrilled. I have been really surprised by his intense curiosity lately. About everything, really, but quite a bit about math as of late. He's been figuring out addition and subtraction problems (the other day, with sauce packets at the Chinese Restaurant). When he comes to my room after school he gets the dry erase boards and writes out a problem or two and then we figure them out with base ten blocks or toothpicks (or whatever). It's been so much fun.

Anyway, I'm off to start a new shawl. Wish me luck!

Oh, geez, I can't finish this post! I haven't mentioned getting Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One.
Oh. My.

I can't sing high enough praises. I didn't know what to expect, but this book is both more ingenious and yet simpler than what I had imagined. Cat's mind mystifies me.

Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm not dead, just ADD

Okay... I said it would happen, but it really wasn't my intention to fall of of the edge of the blogiverse.

ADD, indeed.

You think if you can't ever remember to take the daily second dose of your ADD meds, that they MIGHT not be working?!!


Well, I have no pics (BOring). But I wanted to try to get back in the habit.