Monday, November 06, 2006

knitting in the dark

This has been one busy weekend! I did get to see my cousin and the kids. They are the sweetest most well behaved kids I've met in a long time. It was like she and I were never apart. (big grin) The baby really liked me and DH. It was hard to give him back. Of course we got the obligatory, "when are you two going to have kids?" DH said, "we're not. You guys can keep pumping 'em out. we'll pick the one we like." I'm glad people find him funny. Cause it's kinda creepy out of context....

The fun of the trip was getting to Middletown! It should take about 4.5 hours. It took 9.5!!! That's right people 5 extra hours of this:


So I did this:

I knit in the dark. DH tried to get a picture, but it didn't come out well. I was a little leery of Lace in the dark, but it all turned out ok.
I'm blocking it now. Pics tomorrow!
I finished it. Good thing I brought along a sock project! If you recall, after I finished my first pair of Mystery Socks, DH wanted some just like them. "You know, with holes." DH wants Lace Socks. oh kaaaaaaay.
I found him a sock pattern that I think is "guy" enough, and am making out of his grey sock yarn choice. Good thing it is lace, because the grey is boring. These are his feet. (we were really bored in the car for 5 hours.)

I plan to snap a picture of the socks tomorrow, asI will have more to show for my work than a grey cuff!

Lacevember questions:
The participants were asked to answer a few questions, so I complied. Enjoy!

How long have you been knitting?
Since I can remember. My Mom taught me when I was a kid. I picked it back up, in ernest about a year ago.

How did you learn to knit?
From my Mom, and from books

Favorite thing about knitting?
The creative aspect and the calming aspect

How long have you been knitting lace?
about a year

Favorite thing about knitting lace.
the oohs and ahhs you get when you give it or wear it, and that it makes me feel smart.

The yarn questions, or flash your stash
Favorite lace yarn?
Hard questioin. I haven't met a lace yarn I haven't liked. I am currently working with a lot of Misti Alpaca, so I'll say that.

variegated or solids for shawls?
SOlids, to tonal varigants

Favorite lace color?
Purple. I love purple.

Technique, or show us your skillz
Circs or straights?
Circs all the way baby!

Favorite lace knitting trick?
Sewn bind off! Tricksy!

Sometimes... I'm so bad

If so with what?
Dental Floss

Fancy blocking wires, or just sewing pins stuck in your carpet?
I made blocking wires for myself, but they aren't fancy.

Pattern, or can you follow directions
shawls or lacey items?

triangle, rectangle, or circular shawls?
All! I love shawls!

Charts or printed instructions?
Charts. I deal with printed instructuons, but I don't care for it.

Favorite lace you've knit?
I loved Adamas - it was my first big lace project, so it holds a speacial place in my heart.

Favorite lace you want to knit?
there are so many. I cannot pick just one!!

Just Fun, yup that's right, just for fun
Favorite jelly belly flavor?
Cherry Cola

Tell me everything you know about Eric the Red.....
He had a red beard, hence the name. He was a viking.

Coke, classic or with lime?
LIME?! Gross. Classic. My favorite is still Fountain Vanilla Coke

Holiday carols, sing along, or wish they would be banned from all public airwaves?
annoying as all Hell. ban away!

What is the definition of irony?
That the stupid 90's song "Isn't it ironic" isn't ironic at all.

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?
I don't know... 115? Wait the comercial said 3!

Why is my cat always puking in front of my son's bedroom door?
He doesn't like your son. Or he really likes your son, and this is his way of telling him..

What is your superhero power?
Mind Control Powers!

If the laundry is 9 foot by 11 foot (just dreaming, that's a big laundry room), and the walls are 8 feet tall, and you are going to tile the entire room in tiles that are 3 inches by 5 inches, what color should those tiles be?

What's for dinner tonight?
I'm going out.

What is clogging my children's bathtub drain?
gross! WHo cares! Get the Husband to clean it out!

Hope you enjoyed! Tomorrow I promise pics of finished objects and yarn porn!


Whimsical Knitting said...

LOL, your hubby sounds like mine..dry and very funny sense of humor!
He wants lace socks, eh?! What pattern did you find? I am currently working on a pair for my husband, not lace, a simple slip st pattern that I wrote (will post on my blog when I'm done).
I'm impressed with your lace knitting in the dark, WTG!!

Dharma said...

Love the DH comment about picking one of theirs. As WK says, dry humour, love it. As to the dark in the car, um, interior lights anyone?