Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I am the Hermit

This doesn't surprise me. It's the polite way of saying I desperately wish to be left alone. You can't contemplate your life when you have a 4 year old climbing you like a tree!

You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mittens, mittens everywhere

I am now working on a pair of fingerless ones for me. I have had this apple green wool (I think it's the Georgia Wool from Walmart, similar to the big skeins of dish cloth cotton) in my stash for years. I love apple green and it deserved to be something bright and fun for me.

I also received my order today. I ordered 10 skeins of the Peruvian Baby Silk (80 baby alpaca/ 20 silk) and told my husband it was my birthday present. The Oxblood colour and I are in love.

A few hours later, I love the oxblood but I really truly hate lace projects. I think it is going to be a sweater, but I truly hate seaming. It can all go *bleepity bleepity* for now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

You Naughty Kittens!

In spite of the hatred of mittens from Corbin, and Iliana's penchant for losing them, I have managed to complete two pair for him, and one pair for her in the past few days. She really likes the slit on her playground ones so she can slide her fingers free while keeping them on still.

The red yarn I had just enough of lying around in my stash. The blue and green is Mirasol Chirapa. The pink and green yarn is Artyarns Ultramerino. A single skein of each from my weekend foray into Tangled Skeins.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

These only took a little less then half the skein of Mirasol Chirapa I picked up from Tangled Skeins. I'm trying to get some mittens whipped up before the kids are in desperate need of being warm. There is enough left over to make another pair for someone else on my list.

He doesn't appear to appreciate them to much. He tried to gnaw them off before I could even get a picture.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

slowly picking away at my stash...

It's been pretty quiet around this front. I just had my 31st birthday and haven't quite gotten through all of the chocolate yet. On the day itself I was able to attend Pacafiesta and pick up 2 lbs of superwash wool to spin. I forgot that I'm not very good at it, but oh well it's there for practice when I get the chance. I also received some nice yarn from Ann, and a project bag and stitch markers from Lesley which comes in handy when I'm dragging my knitting to the park with me.

I have been able to finish a hat for Iliana out of a skein of Del Cerro. I completed her pink and orange Opal socks today as well. I have to get started on some Christmas knitting but I'm just not feeling that great the past few weeks so all my knitting has been done curled up on the couch in ugly sweats.