Submitted by charmingbilly on Thu, 2006-07-06 10:19
sometimes i think people are just awful. night before last i was tired beyond belief......the emergency room was jumpin' all night long. well, i carry my knitting bag with me to the time keeping station to clock out. of course i had to set it down to free up a hand to juggle my id badge and book bag. apparently, i didn't pick it up when i clocked out and left. security tape has a civilian/non-hospital employee picking up the bag and heading out through the atrium and loses sight of the culprit as he (*yep, it was a male*) passes by the outpatient and clinic pavillions. so, there goes my latest hat-creation (done in lionbrand desert flowers) that i had just finished and the first third of a baby afghan for my best friend's impending delivery. *sigh* just had a sick feeling 'cause i just realized that the afghan was on an interchangeable needle set. *ugh* of course, those will be the size needles i must have to get anything done. more sighing ensues.
Submitted by charmingbilly on Tue, 2006-05-23 11:15
i got this scarlet chenille yarn a week ago and am hammering out a matching scarf and hat set for my mom. this is the first time i've ever used this stuff and i think it is addictive.....having odd thoughts of doing a series of afghans then grafting them together to make one huge bed cover.......tho' so far i've found picking up stitches with this yarn is something of a pain tho' that's probably more a function of my habit of keeping everything too tight than a function of the character of the yarn.
Submitted by charmingbilly on Tue, 2006-04-25 10:56
i don't know if'n it is the heat and humidity but i'm on a hat rampage. just a basic hat pattern i think from Sally Melville.....unfortunately, my co-workers steal 'em when they are finished. *sigh* i like this pattern because it is soooooo basic but forgiving so i can try some really stupid things but i now know a lot more things NOT to do, eh? anyways, y'all be good and stuff. i'm tempted to offer some thoughts on knitting as a lay service at church.......something 'bout how it's good for the soul since in one small part of the universe one gets to impose a little order. also, knitting in the round has to be a great metaphor for life don' it? just round and round sometimes not remembering exactly where you are or why?
Submitted by charmingbilly on Tue, 2006-03-28 12:52
well, it took me long enough to get about posting something. this is just a brief intro and "howdy". i found the website after a google search and thought i'd sign up. i'm an intermittant knitter that started about 5 months ago to stop smoking. it's helped a little but i can't knit and drive at the same time so........
i get most of my knitting done at work while i'm waiting on a reaction to incubate or while i'm on my lunch/dinner break.
current WIP: one of those Doctor-Who style scarves. i had some ambitions for this thing but the yarn is this acrylicy stuff (*first time i've used a 100% synthetic) that i've developed a love-hate relationship with. it is squeaky and seems to bite the needles.....and it is soooo slow. i ditched the idea of doing the scarf in a honeycomb pattern and went with a simple garter stitch. the yarn is pretty, tho. and cheap (*$1.87/skein). at the rate i'm going, it'll be finished by mid summer (*gawd, i hope i'm just kidding!*)