Monday, December 31, 2007
And...everyone on Sesame Street has always known Mr. Snuffleupagus.
I didn't think about this until today when I was telling a co-worker how I had been referred to as a "snuffleupagus". She just looked at me askance. And then I realized...in her world, Snuffy was never accused of being Big Bird's imaginary friend! Everyone always knew him! When I watched Sesame Street, Snuffy always took off before Gordon, Maria, or Bob ever showed up. No one thought he really existed.
I think this is a little sad. Never will they be able to say to a friend, whose significant other they have not met:
"I don't think she exists. She's a snuffleupagus."
A great loss for that generation. A great loss.
And the bath tub holds a certain fascination for her...
I bought her some new toys this weekend and she had a lot of fun batting them around. It was really funny to watch.
So, on to the back! And then the arms! And then the finishing!
I also started the Friday Harbor Socks. I didn't get very far, but here 's the progress. I worked on this while watching Bruce Almighty on Fox Friday night.
When Zoey the Cat tries to jump on it, she sort of slides across.
Friday, December 28, 2007
The Friday Harbor Socks. I printed up the Errata and will maybe cast on for those tonight. I'm using my Silkie Socks That Rock.
In other knitting news, I spent part of Tuesday night frogging all the pieces of the Dragon Hoodie. For you non-knitters out there, that is when you rip out all your knitting. Get it? Rip it..rip it...rip it. I loved this line from Knitty.com:
"The term frogging gives the impression of a rather exuberant ripping out of knitted stitches."
It was not nearly that much fun.
The other thing I try to do when I get a chance is play Ratchet and Clank. I'm on Planet Barlow right now...and about the only the I have left to do is win the hoverbike race. Playstation keeps track of how long you've played the game. I've played about 10 hours total, and I think it may take me nearly as long to win the hoverbike race. I can't move on to a new planet until I do that. Sigh. Fortunately, Ratchet and Clank do not reside at my home, otherwise who knows how much time would be wasted. Precious knitting time.
Last night I had to turn the sound down while I played so I didn't have to listen to poor Ratchet's cries as I dropped him in to the abyss over and over. Poor little guy.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Yeah, it's kind of a disaster in there.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Christmas Eve at my dad's house was a fun, loud, raucous evening. What can you expect when the kids outnumber the adults...and I use the word "adults" very loosely.
No post would be complete without another cute photo of Zoey. I think she is looking out the window, wondering where the Hanukkah Armadillo is.
I'll post more later about some of the goodies I got for Christmas.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Zoey let me rub her tummy while she rolled all around my lap. She also really liked the Ribby Cardi. She spent several minutes pawing the fabric, and then she sat on it. Eventually, I got her up and then spent some time knitting while she sat in my lap.
The she curled up on the couch for a nap.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
And she created this great cookie tray.
Of course, we are having Monkey Bread. Here it is in the prep stages.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Another co-worker brought in a pie from Bettie's Pies...a toffee cream pie. Mmmmmm. So good!
Speaking of pies, I called back the company about the pecan pie. The woman I talked to this time told me to keep it. I'll be taking it to my dad's on Christmas Eve, I think. I've never had Pecan Pie before!
Happy Holidays everyone!
And one more random note! Last night Zoey sat on my lap for the first time! She got up, walked over, and had seat. Only for a minute or two, but it was nice.
Then she threw up.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Woman#1: Well, what are her hobbies? What does she do for fun?
Woman#2: I dunno...get drunk and not take care of her kid?
Woman #1: Well, doesn't she like scrapbook or anything?
Woman#2: OH PLEASE! She doesn't have enough brainpower to make a scrapbook.
So, uh...why are you buying this woman a Christmas gift?
I started working on the Friday Harbor socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. They were a bit tight, so I'll try again with a larger needle. I also found a nice post that talks about knitting this sock and has a link to the Interweave erratum. I really had trouble with it because I couldn't seem to stay in the pattern. The number of stitches just DID NOT WORK with the chart. Turns out I am not crazy...there really is an error. Ha!
I'm going to use my Sikie Socks that Rock yarn for these. I got far enough on the sock to know they will be beautiful!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Right now, it's on sale at Macy's, and then there is a 25% rebate. I think all total you can get it for about $60 or $70.
In my own Christmas shopping news, I purchased my first Christmas gift on Saturday. This was a slightly selfish gift purchase. I know this person will like the gift, but I'm hoping that I will be able to use/play with/read/wear/eat/listen to it as well. No, it doesn't really do all those things, but the person receiving the gift reads this from time to time, so I need to be a little sneaky.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Once the increases are done, you leave the sides on holders and just knit the thumb. Here the mitten is, ready for the thumb.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I also finished the mitten yesterday! Wow...it went so fast. Actually, the entire time I was at Target all I could think about was getting home to finish the mitten. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
I've spent today getting ready for Zoey the Cat's arrival. I've got some cat treats for her and a little toy. I've been told when she gets here, after an 11 hour car ride from Indiana, that she will be...cranky. Well, who wouldn't be? She'll probably hiss at me the first few days and hide under the bed. I checked the state of under my bed this morning and was quite shocked. It was quite the haven for dust bunnies. Good thing I checked or I'd have a dusty cat on my hands.
Tomorrow, it's back to work. It was kind of nice having a weekend in the middle of the week.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Here are just a few:
My twin sister, G, and her family (M and N) are moving back to Minnesota in January! For years G and I have lamented the fact that we can't go shopping at Target together. This is all about to change. I hope her husband is prepared.
I'll have a cat for a bit! I will be caring for Zoey the Cat while G and M look for a place to live here in Minnesota. I've been assured she will not try to sleep on my head.
My step-sister, B, is expecting a baby...ANY DAY NOW! This will be niece/nephew 16 for me. Oh yeah...17 and 18 are on the way.
Mostly, I'm excited to spend Christmas Eve with my family, and looking forward to Santa's visit. For some reason he showed up at my Dad's house on Thanksgiving. I hope he doesn't forget to come back on the 24th!
And, I can't forget...I'm excited about all the things I am going to knit in the next few weeks. Well, okay...the one or two things.