Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Catching Up with Me!

So, here it is. It's Inauguration Day. I greeted the day by walking into work and noticing on our weekly calendar, someone wrote "Inaugeration Day". Can you believe that I work at a school? Seriously! I hate that!

What's been happening to me. Fifteen helmet liners were completed by me and my knit-out friends Toni and Edie. They were gratefully accepted by Nancy, the mother of the Marine in Afghanistan. This allowed me to finally make a swatch for the February Lady Sweater. (see Ravelry for this pattern or google it). I ended up starting a very easy shawl with yarn I bought at the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival.

We had some bad news. Our fish, Tiger, died on January 8th. Here's the stats on this beast of a fish. First, Tiger was 10.5 years old. We got him for $.25 from Wal-Mart when Elijah was six weeks old. The fish was originally silver and with a black tail and black lips. He looked like Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Ten years later and a twenty-gallon tank, he was 11 inches long and weighed 11 ounces. I insisted that we do the post-mortem measurements. Here's a picture of our dear, departed Tiger.

He's in our freezer now waiting for the ground to thaw. I had to shove him to the back because every time I opened the freezer, there he was staring at me.

Now back to knitting:
My cyberfriend, Alison, is ill but she is on the road to recovery. Elizabeth, one of our KnitTalk people asked for a bunch of knitters to make a square for a blanket. I thought of ways I can make a square and how Alison would know it's from Robin of Yorktown Heights, NY. I finally figured it out:

It's my signature line for my e-mails. It's also one of my favorite Talking Heads songs! It will be mailed out by tomorrow!

Finally, in my need for instant gratification, I decided to make a small project. I mean this is truly a small project. Berroco posted a pattern to make a "jamb", a key sweater. I had to make a few. Here's my first one. My other one is on my car keys.

My Knit-Out friends made fun of me but you know what? I have received so many comments on these little sweaters and requests for the pattern!

That's all the news for now! Later for you!


Bonnie said...

That has got to be the biggest, and longest surviving Walmart goldfish, ever.

Alison's going to love your block.


ColorJoy LynnH said...

I just got a ball of the shiny sockyarn they specify for this mini-sweater and then found the pattern. It's printed out and ready.

I love knitting tiny things! I just knit a tiny sock and a tiny heart out of the shiny sockyarn. I attached them to my square for Alison.

I did a tiny sweater from another pattern once, but am going to do the cabled version from Berroco soon. I'm so used to knitting in the round, but this will be good fun and cables are easier to count flat.

Happy knitting!