A few Daily Reads
27 July 2003 Yep, went to the Lambtown USA thing in Dixon, CA on Saturday. This year it was held at the fairgrounds--a much better venue, with actual trees to shade you from the scorching heat. I loved the yarn from Deep Color. The yarn was the softest wool, and dyed these beautiful muted colors. Unfortunately, at $20.00 a skein, I just couldn't afford it. I will definitely remember them when I'm flush again. Another reason why I didn't buy anything is that I just get overwhelmed with choices and decisions. How do you know what to buy unless you're thinking of a specific project?
I took my camera, but never took it out of it's case once. I know, I have no business calling myself a blogger at this point.
I've been knitting a little each night on Sitcom Chic. I'm almost to the point where I'm supposed to put it aside and start the sleeves. Woooo.
I've been trying to buy a Barbie Knitting Machine, (or Mattel Knit Magic) ever since I read about it on QueerJoe's blog. I have a friend who has requested I knit him a "draft catcher" for an extra large set of french doors that he has in his home. I've been putting it off because the thought of knitting a tube that long was a little daunting. Then Joe mentioned the Barbie Knitting Machine, and even mentioned you could knit a draft catcher with one. Bingo! I need one of those. So I started perusing eBay. There are a few for sale. What's funny is that on one of them, I was about to bid and noticed the high bidder's name was locqueen. I assumed it's this Locqueen, and I couldn't bring myself to bid against her because I feel like I know her, even though I just read her blog. I guess there could be another locqueen out there who knits, but there seem to be a good supply of Knit Magics out there so I just bid on another one.
21 July 2003 Had a looooong boring weekend. I got a lot of time this weekend to spend anyway I wanted, reading, knitting, napping, renting movies, and I did all of those things. Ok, mostly the reading and the napping. The knitting, not so much. I knit about 12 rows on my SitCom Chic, and then had to rip them all out because of two dropped stitches on the edge. I can pick up a stich just fine if it's in the middle of things, but couldn't figure out how to do it on the edge. It was totally my fault though, I was trying to learn how to knit without looking (like all the experts who can read and watch movies while they're knitting). It's going to take a lot more practice.
18 July 2003 Today I am having California's equivalent of a snow day. It's too hot to go outside! It's supposed to be 106 deg F today, which is not the hottest it's ever been (it was 112 the first week I moved here), but still damn hot. The humidity is higher than normal too which just makes things extra icky. Usually the joke in Sacramento is "but it's a DRY heat..." Not today.
Anyway, there has not been one stitch knitted in the last 10 days. I just haven't felt like it. I ended up going ahead and sending my swatch to Becky afer all, because she said on her site that she still wanted them even if they were the wrong size. In my haste to get it in the mail, I neglected to take a picture. Oh well.
Today I plan to peruse the Knitring, and maybe go rent a movie. I might possibly pick up my knitting again, but, no pressure.
Speaking of perusing the Knitring, I just had a look at Crafty Diva to see her gorgeous felted bag! That is one of the most beautiful bags I have ever seen.
6 July 2003 It's about time I
updated this dang website! I am having a lot of trouble updating this site since my home
computer died. Let's see if this works...
Oh, and in gardening news, it appears we have a peanut plant. Could a squirrel have buried a peanut here and it grew into a plant? It this what peanut plants look like? Is this a cruel joke someone is playing on me?
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