3.03.2007

look who's not knitting!

Ok, so I have hit the winter knitting slump. I don't think I am the only one. I read lots of blogs. Many are going through the same thing. I mean, I have been knitting, but not in the all the time even while watching American Idol sort of way. So I have not that much knitting to show for, but I did want to post, so here we go. . . .

First, last week Alex called to say there was a surprise package waiting for me in the leasing office awaiting pick-up. I went over there, picked up my box and when I opened it I found this. . . .


Oh, hell yeah, that's a Dwight Shrute Bobblehead. I love it. Then yesterday I came home from work to find a box in front of the apartment door. Confused, I picked it up and read the return label. It was Crafter's something-or-other, and I thought how strange to have this package before me. So, I opened it, and there was some yarn that I ordered and I forgot that I ordered. Hmm, do you think you have a yarn buying problem when you get yarn in the mail that you had forgotten about? Yes, yes I think you do.
It's some KnitPicks Bare. That's four hanks of 100% Peruvian Wool worsted weight and four hanks of 100% Merino Wool in fingering weight. I have been dying to dye (pun intended) my own yarn with some Kool-Aid for awhile. So, I bought a bunch and my sister and I will be having a dye party soon.
And onto what I have been knitting. . . . .
Here is my Jaywalker sock in STR Lucy. I am almost done with sock number one and I will immediately be casting on for sock number two. Even though I have not been in a sock knitting mood, I do really really want these socks!

Then there is the Combo Corset-T. I am chugging right along in the world of K2, P2 rib. It's a boring world, but I still really love this piece. Like the socks, I have not been in the mood to knit it, but I really want to wear it, so everytime I actually become motivated to knit, I try to pick this up!
Then there is the non-knitting crafty project. . . .

Now, you may be thinking why the hell would this girl have a chemistry-related pillow on her bed? Well, I will tell you. Back in my college days at Loyola, I was a member of the American Chemical Society chapter there. In fact, I was the secretary. I got this bright idea that we should have a faculty vs. student softball game. Great idea in theory, but try asking a bunch of chemistry professors to go outside and play softball. It did not go over well. So, it was a grad student vs. undergrad softball game. Now as undergrads, we knew we not only had to play well, but look good too. So, we got some t-shirts, some fabric markers and our team together and made shirts. Rather than having numbers on the back we, of course, were elements. I was tungsten. I don't know why, but it's my favorite element. We put weird chemistry things on our shirts (like "Oh no! I'm delocalized," which my friends and I had a dance called delocalizing, we are dorks, but I digress) and then wore them for our game. I have no idea who won, but I remember it was a very good day. So, I never got rid of the t-shirt (well, it's not that old, only four and a half years) and I wanted to do something cool with it. So, I made it into a pillow. It's awesome, my friends will make fun of me, but really, they are jealous of my chemistry pillow!

Ok, that is all I have for now. Stay out of a snow drift!


1 comment:

  1. Your Jaywalkers look very nice. I just started a pair, only in my boring gray. Loved the tungsten story. I'm sort of a dork myself.

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