Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Oh Great

Whelp. It looks like I really did it this time.

In an attempt to upload photos to the computer, I think I blew out two or three of my USB ports. Nothing like this has happened before, and I'm stumped.

So, in the meantime, enjoy some photos of my mother's tulips (from Mother's Day weekend).

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Mission: Impossible


Here's a list of some of the things I found:
-Carpenter sweater, still needing second sleeve seamed
-Another Rowan sweater, which I promptly frogged
-A small bag of beads and tapestry needle and MORE YARN!
-Original birth certificate (?)
-Christmas and birthday cards (for me, they are close)
(this is where it gets embarrassing)
-unoped mail from JANUARY
-invite to a memorial service to which I never RSVP'd (thanks for covering for me, Mom!!)
-radio remote (my legs work just fine, thank you)
-financial statements for various accounts from last year
-a chocolate stain that my mother (who made it) said cleaned up "just fine" (WE NEED TO TALK!)

The sweater frogging and yarn resulted in another cache of knitting supplies:

And all the paperwork landed on my desk:

Which leaves me feeling that all I did was shift piles of crap around the apartment.

I'm trying to convince myself that stashbusting-by-knitting is another form of cleaning.

So far, it's working. This isn't as much progress as I was hoping for, but after the first pattern repeat I realized that the sweater was knitting up to be too. . . stiff (no grinning!) so I frogged and switched from US 9s to US 10s. It now has a *lovely* drapey-ness to it! The best part? No shaping! No armscye shaping! No shaping in the arms! (which will require major pattern overhauling, as I ended up with Hadassah arms last time). The pattern, btw, is from IK W 2005-06, Aran Pullover by Kristin Nicholas. Using worsted-weight yarn from stash (originally bought for the ill-fated Knitting Olympics project).


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hit by the nesting urge

I rearranged last night. Don't ask me how I moved the armoire by myself. Ignoring the clutter made during the melee (yeah, sure, that's where it came from), it's actually an improvement. For once, the TV is in front of the couch. And, I found a spot for (some of) my knitting--see that basket in the upper left-hand corner?

Ever take something apart and have more pieces left when you finished than when you started? I'm feeling like that, except what I'm left with is more space.

Moved the desk to the bedroom. . .
And a progress shot.