Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Can't Believe It

I spent more than an hour on Saturday afternoon seaming the back of the just finished wrap.  Isn't that seam beautiful?  I hate seaming but it wasn't too bad since I had a Pepsi, a bowl of pretzels and cashews, and was watching a Syfy movie.  I could almost say it was enjoyable--right up to the minute I discovered I had sewed the two front pieces together rather than the back.  The WHOLE front!!

I've made more than my share of dumb knitting errors?  I think it is because I am always in a hurry.  I too often do things flat out, 0 to 60, and clearly without thinking them through.  So, I have folded the wrap and set it aside for a few days until I can face my faux pas with a clear head.
 Let's move along to the Downtown Bonnet.  All done and waiting for I-Cord ties.  I will finish it before going back to you know what.

Then there is Lace Cardi in white organic cotton.  This is a Wendy Johnson pattern and I am enjoying it.  This type of sweater is relaxing to knit because it is done one small piece at a time and seamed together, but the way things are going I will have the right sleeve attached to the neck and the left sleeve hanging like a tail in back.  I think I need a nap....

Anyway, life is good!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Late Again

This time I'm late posting.  It has been a week--slow even for me!  We have been working longer hours at work, I've been knitting at the seed stitch Downtown Bonnet (seen above),  and then I've tried to finish the Pretty In Pink wrap, which is now in the seaming stage.  Anyway,  I usually don't do meme type posts but since the knitting is progressing slowly and the A to Z meme seems more interesting than most, here goes:

 A:  Age - I never tell because people who know it say I look much younger than my age, but if anyone really cared they could figure it out from info on my blog.  I say why destroy illusions!
B:  Bedsize - Queen Sleep Number.  Couldn't live without the Sleep Number bed!
C:  Chore you hate - making salads.  I will cook anything anyone in the family wants but don't ask me to make a salad.  Can't explain it--just hate it.


D:  Dogs - Love my Jack Russell Terrier Macy.  She is my fur-baby and she's so sweet she even lets us sleep with her.
E:  Essential to start your day - Special K.
F:  Favorite color(s) - turquoise & brown.
G:  Gold or silver - I mix them but mostly silver.
H:  Height - 5'9" (used to be 5'10").
I:  Instruments you play - piano badly.  My claim to fame is that I can play a harmonica.
J:  Job title - accountant
K:  Kids - Six (four boys and two girls) and six grandchildren (four boys and two girls).
L:  Live:  In Texas but my heart is in Chicago.
M:  Mom's name - Carolyn.
N:  Nicknames - Kat, Kitty.
O:  Overnight hospital stays:  Six regular and six births.
P:  Pet Peeves:  Screechy voices.
Q:  Quote from a movie - Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're going to get.  (Forrest Gump)
R:  Right or left handed - right but one of my kids is left handed.  Don't know how that happened.
S:  Siblings - 0, I'm an only child.
T:  Take-out food - shrimp tempura from Taste of Asia.
U:  Underwear - Genie bra and bikini panties.  That's it!
V:  Veggies you hate - I can't think of any.  I'm an almost vegetarian.  Occasionally I lose it and eat meat but not often.
W:  What makes you run late - my sweet husband!  I'm never late when I go alone.
X:  Xrays - a few but many MRIs since the subdural hematoma.
Y:  Yummy food - chocolate and caramel, together or separately.
Z:  Zoo animals - polar bears!  Keep the snakes away from me!  Please!!