One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady


September 21st, 2005 · Comments Off on Memememe

Deb tagged me with this:

1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five some other people to do the same.

Here’s my quote:

"After lunch we did make it out of the house for a trip to Majestic Yarns where I bought 7 more skeins of Lamb’s Pride worsted for booga bags for the nice teachers."

Full post is here.  Fun to go back and read the old stuff.  Thanks Deb!

I’ve seen this in a lot of places today so I’ll pass on actually naming names.  If you’d like to consider yourself tagged by me, go forth and dig through your archives too.

Tags: Misc


September 21st, 2005 · 1 Comment

Gfss1cThis new concerted knitting effort is producing results.  I did indeed finish the hem of the Girlfriend Swing Sweater on the way home yesterday and was even able to start the first sleeve.  Notice I didn’t bother cleaning the couch off of toddler toys before I plopped down to knit last night.  See Cate, my house is starting to be festooned with Fisher Price Little People (FPLP) as well.  Not to mention the short people have a serious addiction to the Mega Blocks.  I got an excellent deal on them too, the nice wagon chock full for $6 at a garage sale this summer.  Nice.  Kat has been taking a "pock-a" (pocketbook) to bed with her stuffed with FPLP.   Both of my kids have inherited my addiction to pock-a’s and want to carry them everywhere.  Kristen, you’ll be happy to know that they’ve revoked their loans of the bags you made for them and took them for their own use.  I’ve had to find other homes for Birchington and my spindles.  I did find a great little bag at ugh K-Mart yesterday on clearance that already houses my smaller Hatchtown spindle.  The good news, both kids stayed in bed last night, no falling out or if they did, they did it quietly and got back in.  I did get into their room this morning to find them both jumping on Kat’s bed.  Could be worse 😉

Oh my, I’m digressing badly today.  Okay.  Progress was made on the GFSS.  I came within two inches of finishing the first sleeve while watching my new favorite show last night, House.  Love it.  I bound-off the sleeve on the PATH train this morning and started up the second.  I’m taking lunch today for the first time in a while and will get some knitting in then again.  Woo.  Maybe my production level will go back up with the return of lunch knitting.  Why you ask did I stop lunch knitting?  Well two words:  summer hours.  In order to get out of here at 1pm on Fridays, we work a longer day during the rest of the week.  Because of the short people and things like train schedules, I really can’t stay late.  Once in a while, sure.  Everyday?  Not a chance.  So in order to participate in the early out Friday, I bargained away my lunch hour and ate at my desk while I worked. 

Merper_burg I did leave the office again for the first time yesterday.  My lunch buddy Kevin and I headed down to Seaport Yarn.  I needed to pick up a skein of the Merino Oro for Elaine.  I bought a skein in black during our crawl and while she didn’t get one initially, she did live to regret it 😉  She’s sending me a cobweb suri alpaca yarn that should be divine in trade.  Works for me.  I can’t wait to see that stuff!  I couldn’t leave the store empty handed for myself and picked up some Clover US8 DPN’s which proved useful for the first sleeve and the default purchase of surprise… SOCK YARN. Two skeins of Louet Gems Pearl in Burgundy.  I seem to be on a bit of a burgundy kick.  At least the socks will match all the sweaters made in the same color!  After a little yarn shopping, the two of us hit a Sushi place right on Fulton.  Yes Elaine, it is the same place we had lunch.  I had the very yummy Chicken Teriyaki box lunch.  MMMMMMMM.  Nancy, maybe we can come up with a similar lunch plan for that Friday you arrive before Rhinebeck.

If you thought my kids did a good job, check out Sue’s daughter!  Toddlers.  Got to love them.  While you’re over there, get a good look at the thread crochet that Sue has been doing recently.  Amazing.

Anyway, got to get back to my batch jobs and debugging.

Craft on!

Tags: Family · Stash Enhancement