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


August 6th, 2008 · 11 Comments

I didn’t get as much done last night as I wanted to. First, I’m just working later. We had a new CEO join the company who has questioned my boss as to what hours the development team works. As a result, we’ve been requested to at least be in the office for core business hours: 9-6. I’d been leaving a smidge before 5:30 so as to catch a 6:01 train and get home somewhere around 6:45 so that I could have dinner with the kids. Now I’m leaving a smidge before 6 and on a 6:34 train, not walking in the door until 7:15 or so. With the twins going to bed around 8:15, they can’t exactly hold dinner for me. I’ve been having a quick bite by myself after I get home and then try to round them up for bed. Ugh. Not ideal, but you gotta do right? We’ll just make an extra effort to have quality family dinners over the weekend. This started late last week so I’m still in a bit of an adjustment phase.

Last night the little peeps decided to trade the regular bedtime routine (jammies, teeth, spongebob) for playtime in Kat’s room. I agreed and broke out the XM (Sox beat the Royals – YAY) and MLB The Show. Is it weird that I’m listening to a game while playing another one? I took a picture of my favorite corner in my room. I love the juxtaposition of the sock yarn basket and the electronic goodies. Pretty much sums me up, eh?

Why yes, I have a few game controllers on my dresser 😉

After getting pretty well beaten by the CPU in baseball, I took a shower, trying something new with the hair. I decided to see how much curl I can eek out of it. My hair isn’t curly and it isn’t straight. It is the middle ground: wavy! Means that with work I can do either curly or straight and it stays pretty well. I picked up a few products yesterday during my lunchtime outing along Fulton Street and hope that it helps the curly aspect a bit. I am at a the monthly crossroads though. The bangs. Every four weeks or so, I need to make a decision: do I cut the bangs or let them grown. For the last year or so, the scissors have won. What do you say?

(Please to ignore the dopey look and eyebags, ’tis allergy season still. This was the best picture of a half dozen. Why is it so darn hard to get a shot of yourself without looking truly dorky?)

Once I finished futzing with the hair, I sat down to spend some quality time with the Ladybug. As the baseball game ended in Kansas City, I finished the first of the 4oz of Ultraviolet.

You can just make out the second braid sitting in my spinning basket waiting its turn. Very yummy stuff

I’m still working on Ballerina and she’s progressing nicely. I finished up the 17 sleeve stripes this morning on the ferry. Yesterday I spent some time with Excel and the pattern creating a cheat sheet for tracking what all has to be done. You can just see it peeking out from under the knitting. I’ve got three columns: color, neck edge notes, hem edge notes. The pattern has a few too many of those “AT THE SAME TIME” directives that this will be time well spent. I can see each ridge and what has to be done.

This morning’s huge rainstorm had the benches a tad damp so I couldn’t take a full picture. This is the end of the sleeve. The pink is the waste yarn where I provisionally cast on the sleeve stitches. I started the solid blue section on the other side of the stripes shortly after taking this photo. It will have both short rows for the sleeve/back raglan “seam” as well as staggered 3 needle bind off for the sleeves. Its all good.

Craft on!

Tags: Adult · Ballerina · Spinning