Wednesday, February 24, 2010


So this quilt has been living in my family room for about a month now. I really need to finish it, but I would rather be knitting. Also, I have fallen out of love with this quilt in particular. I made the top, and there are like thousands of tiny pieces all sewn together, I wish I would have never made it, I hate it to the point that I will be giving it to my cousin's fiance as soon as I finish it, which may be never.
Oh, and I taught said cousin's fiance to knit, granted we only got a first lesson with cast on and the knit stitch before we had drank too many pineapple upside down martinis to make heads or tales of any knitting. I love having a girlfriend my age who wants to learn knitting. I don't know anyone else in my circle of friends who gives two hoots about my knitting adventures and sock club membership, but she loves it, and will always listen to me babble on about how socks rock, and acrylic is the devil, when blended incorrectly.
Now off to play with Ralph, my new Quaker parrot. (note to self, take pictures of Ralph to share with interwebs.)


So here is my mother in law's February Birthday Sweater.
Sorry for the bad lighting, and overall unhappy look on my face, but the husband was making it difficult to take nice pictures.
Here are pictures of my February Lady Sweater, also knit in Dyeabolical's Cotton Slub yarn. Bright green seemed appropriate, because I love color, and I can always wear a neutral cami underneath, or pop another bright color.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

We got a Bird

So my husband and I have been thinking of adding another pet into our lives, and somehow a bird got thrown into the mix. We can't have a cat, the pugs would hate it, and no reptiles or amphibiens. Also, my hubby has a way of killing any fish in the vicinity, and not hamsters or other furry rodent creatures. So a bird, and not just a little parakeet or finch or anything, a parrot. A Quaker Parrot, like a fat parakeet who needs more attention.
So Ralph is our 3 month old Quaker, and we take him to the avian vet today. I really like playing with him, but I just don't know how to play with a bird. We are working on the up command and getting him in and out of the cage safely. He plays with his toys in the cage by himself, he eats regularly and enough, I just don't know the best way to bond and interact with him.
I talk to him all the time, and he will squeak back at me, and the pugs cry at him from the floor, and he mimics their cries.

In knitting news I finished my mother in laws February Lady sweater, so all I have to do is take pictures, wrap it up and hand it over. So after having such and easy time making her sweater, I have started one for myself. Same yarn, only mine is bright green, and mine will have longer sleeves and be a bit smaller. Hopefully I will get some pictures taken of my finished projects, and little Ralphie.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February Lady Sweater

So I am maybe halfway through this February Lady Sweater for my Mother in law. She tried it on over the weekend and it fits her wonderfully. I am just hoping that it doesn't grow when I block it. I need to find buttons for this birthday sweater, and I think I will have it finished by the end of February for her birthday.
Right now I am fighting one heck of a cold, and after 2 days of fever and night sweats, I am feeling better. I hope I will be better by Saturday, which is the Mardi Gras parade in Soulard, and I will be working for the Cat's Meow bar. I don't know exactly what I will be doing, but I can guarantee I will be outside freezing my butt off. That is one long day, and having a cold, or being sick in anyway would make that day even more miserable than dealing with drunks at noon.
I am off to drown myself in cold medicine and work through a big chunk of the February Lady Sweater. Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Its been awhile

So I lied... about taking a break from knitting. I am so bad, I try to take a break and a week later I remember about that cardigan I promised my mother in law, and that is just the start. Next, after I just cast on for her February Lady Sweater, in the mail come my Socks That Rock Sock Club shipment. Now what? So the MIL's sweater is on the needles looking good, and I want one of my own in a different color. The the Socks That Rock club, then I have two other Socks That Rock yarn that I want to wear right now!! So that makes about five total projects that I want to have done or in the works right now. But I digress.

I have decided that I will not wind any skeins of yarn until the very day I use them, because I just love, love, love, to pet the sock yarn skein from my club. My husband looks at me like a crazy person when I pick up the skein and hold it close to my face and tell it how pretty it looks today. Oh, I almost forgot the mini emergency skein, that I love, but it is not as sqwishable as the skein. There will be pictures later of all of the things I have been doing, but for now I must continue knitting, knitting, knitting.