Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ah, blessed silence.

The Goober and the Husbeast are out together, running some errands and doing who knows what. I am left, in the house, in the quiet, able to hear myself think for the first time in days.

Remember the migraines? Well, they backed off significantly after I got my blood pressure under control. (Duh.) Then I started paying attention to things, to see if I could identify any other triggers. I did. Lack of sleep, changing weather, and my hormone cycle are the big three. (Thank the gods chocolate is not involved.) Guess what three things converged to almost kill me yesterday? Yeah. Good times.


Vogue Knitting's holiday issue is out and I have procured a copy. I've flipped through it once, and will do so several more times before writing my review... but the review will be coming up in the next week or so. At this point, all I'm gonna say is, the idiot sylist who decided to put those models in tutus should be shot, flogged, tarred and feathered, folded, spun, and mutilated.

Just saying.

Off and on, for the last couple weeks, I've been poking around Ravelry, and have learned a few things. For starters, it seems most women either don't know how to dress in a way that flatters them, or aren't able to knit sweaters that flatter them. I don't know which, but there are a lot of horrible colors and fits and choices being made out there. In a related area, people won't knit things, if they look like shit in the pattern. Obvious, maybe, but there it is.

If you're not on Ravelry yet, don't despair. Due to the way it's set up, with people adding things they've knit, as we go, it actually improves with age. Remarkably so. When I joined, just a month ago, there were maybe three pages of Vogue Knitting patterns. Now there are eighteen pages. So while it may be killing you to wait, when you finally do get on Ravelry, the database you see will be vastly improved over the one that greeted the early birds.

And cute photos, because I can.

The Goober got a new book a week ago. She still won't put it down, and carries it around. It's really funny, because it's almost as big as she is.

Sekhmet? Well, she's still a dumbass cat. The other day the Goober put a box on top of her, and the stubborn cat laid there and refused to move.


Sheepish Annie said...

I did it. I finally did it! I picked up Vogue Knitting at the store. I flipped through it. And I put it back!!! It had to be done. I have knit a grand total of one Vogue pattern from the magazine in the last ten years.

Enough is enough! Tutus...I mean, really!!!

Donna Lee said...

I read that issue. It was,um, special. Yep, special. If you are taking certain bp meds (propranolol, metropolol), they are actually used for migraines. I have far fewer migraines since my pressure has been under control. I take toprol(metropolol) and one of the blessings is fewer migraines and less severe ones when they happen.

Alwen said...

Ow, I did just feel your pain, blech.

In other news, I picked up a couple of knitting magazines at a book sale, and one was a Vogue Knitting from 2001.


These things haven't gotten any better, have they? I'm looking at a child's sweater that looks like someone knitted a giant teacup and put it on the poor kid upside down, Tailor of Gloucester-style. It's huge and it's too short. At the same time.

It looks like they got on a stomach-busting laughing jag when they were doing the layout, and published that instead of the real one.

This is a serious knitting mag?


Anonymous said...

Normally I wouldn't post this kind of stuff here but a great yarn store is going out of businees with a huge sale.

Amy Lane said...

So glad the migraine backed off--and I'm so jealous about the moments of silence...blissful. And as for the Goober? She's way too cute...

Louiz said...

Moments of silence are to be treasured, yes!

And I look forward to the vogue knitting review (even though I won't get my copy for about a fortnight, at which point I will read the review again with magazine in hand... )

Caroline said...

Haha, I've thought the same thing about people on Ravelry and (some) of their sweaters. Although it is nice to be able to browse through people's pictures and think to my safe "not going to do it in those colours, not going to make it that tight, not going to..." ;)

Roxie said...

I love my stash, mostly odd balls and scraps, because I love knitting garter-stitch miters, and the more colors and textures you have to deal with, the more fun it is. Would you rather make your stew with two ingredients, or seven?

Those red curls are heart-breakingly adorable.

The cat is perfect! (Of course I can climb up your pants leg mom. You won't notice.)

Vogue almost never trips my triggers.

Often what I knit doesn't turn out to look like what I had in my mind. And even if it did, it wouldn't look right on me because I keep thinking of myself as the svelt hottie I was at 25. The only knitting that suits me anymore is scarves, hats, mittens, and shawls. But I keep on trying!!

Anonymous said...

My very favorite sweater is the one I knit myself. I even wear it out a lot, even though it's one of the most ill-fitting pieces of clothing I own. It came out a few sizes too big for me (my gauge swatch lied to me). For being ill fitting, it doesn't look that bad...Just imagine the Goober wearing one of your sweaters. It's cute, right? Right? ;)

As for the pattern...would've been flattering if it wasn't too big. I might knit another one soon. It was nice and easy and it's so cozy.