Thursday, April 26, 2007

More real life crap.

Today was the knit-together at the Charleston Children's Museum (every Thursday morning at nine, for free) and I was really looking forward to it. Then the baby kept me up all night whining. Then another round of suspicious chills hit and I began to wonder if we were still contaigous. After all, we'd caught the damn thing after everyone thought they were well.

So we stayed home. Boo. I was bummed.

The Mystery Knit has hit the black hole stage (the sleeves have been one inch too short for a week. A WEEK! I knit on it every night if I want to or not and NOTHING HAPPENS). My hands are bothering me so knitting lopi (the steeked jacket) isn't too wise but I do it anyway as a change of pace. And I'm trying to ignore the shawl until the other two things get done because they NEED to be done and the shawl is just goofing around. (Even though the shawl is the only thing I feel like knitting. Isn't that always the way?) I'd include photos but it all looks the same as it did the last time I took photos.

Last night I bought more books (sigh), among them a Chinese history book. If I could finish up THESE design projects, I could start on some NEW ones, inspired by all these great art and history and anthropology books I've been buying. I'm starting to face the fact that I need to get some test knitters (or sample knitters, or whatever the hell the going phrase is), but damn it, I want to knit them myself and keep the finished product. As with everything in my life, it's a dilemma. I'll probably fix it by some middle-of-the-road, moderate solution or other.

While the baby was whining and snotting around the house today, my eye fell on the pile of stickers I salvaged from all those easter egg dye packs I bought on sale. What to do seemed really obvious to me.



I'm never gonna get the stickers out of my bed. But she quit whining, so it might be worth it.

8 comments:

Dana said...

So sorry we missed you! Everyone was asking if you were coming! Had a feeling you might still have the sickies. See you next time. mas mejor y salud!

Dana said...

PS... Did you know that Charlene Schurch is in town? Sock workshops downtown at www.knitk.com Sat and a sweater workshop with the knitting guild all day Sunday.

Sheepish Annie said...

Stickers always make me feel better! But I'm sorry you missed the knitting group. Maybe next time?

Bells said...

It never ceases to amaze me how kids adore stickers. A winner every time.

Roxie said...

I am enthralled with her complete focus on the proper placement of the sticker. Wish I had such power of concentration.

Laural said...

Test knitters? I volunteer!

Yes stickers are the foundation of all that is good with keeping children entertained for a period of time. Bonus time is added by giving them a piece of laminated paper to stick them on because they can peel and re-stick them.

Amy Lane said...

Definitely worth it!

Sorry 'bout the health problems...I hate it when my body gets in the way...

Teresa said...

Look at how focused the baby is! She looks like a biologist bent over a fascinating microscopic specimen, or a knitter in the middle of really intense stitchwork!