Friday, August 26, 2005

Ophelia Bolero

I'm finally completed another bolero. Lately I have been too occupied or too lazy to try to come up with something. I am seeing so much crochet in the stores for fall and winter and I think it's great! However, I'm not seeing many ponchos...I think they have been replaced by shrugs and boleros this season. I still plan on wearing mine though along with my shawls. What do you think of this one?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Forgive me blogger, for I have strayed. It has been a while since my last post. But since things aren't all peaches and cream in my world, I haven't wanted to have a bunch of mopey, melancholy posts. However, me and William are in negotiations. As of this morning, I'm not feeling that optomistic about it and every time we talk my mood changes about the situation. little baby (Baloo) has been released back into society (upstairs) for a little over a week now and he hasn't repeated the crime. I had to go back to the vet and get more antibiotics and he seems fine now. It was first a 10 day dose, and then they gave me another 20 day dose. We haven't finished this dose and hasn't had a pill in about 3 days...I should probably give him one tonight and just finish the bottle. I can actually tell how glad he is to be able to have full access to the house. I also purchased some defuser thing that looks like a plug-in to keep him from using it in the same room. So far so good. Thanks to everyone who helped me through this, I hope it's resolved.
I am crocheting a bolero that I'm hoping to have finished tonight. I just have to make the sleeves and trim the whole thing. Then comes the hard part....writing out the pattern. I must have ADD because while sitting here at work, I am writing notes to myself on yet another pattern (large slouchy shrug like the Ya Ya shrug). In my head, I have it figured out....we'll see if I can get the yarn to do what I am envisioning.
I mailed out a package to my secret sistah recently, I dont' want to say too much about that here in case she may read my blog. But I think she will really like it. I have another package ready and working on a third and final one as soon as a few things arrive in the mail I ordered for her.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

My Idiosyncrasies

id•i•o•syn•cra•sy - a structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. Write down 5 of your own idiosyncrasies, then if you wish, tag 5 people.1)

Okay, I must admit, I have no idea how to tag or be tagged, so I just copied this and blocked it.
1) When I go to bed, my sliding closet doors HAVE to be closed....all the way.
2) When my cds are replaced in their cases, the actual cd has to be turned straight in the case.
3) I have to be dressed (out of PJs) by noon, even if I'm terribly sick (I usually wear sweats if this ithe case of something comfy....just NOT pjs).
4) I WILL NOT share dairy products (so if you're dieing of thirt and I have a tall glass of're either out of luck...or you can just have it all) and I do not particulary care for anyone to come into direct contact with milk that I might injest...and I will throw away dairy if the date is approaching within a few days, can't risk it.
5) When I'm alone in an elevator....I cant fight the urge to dance.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

First Knit Project Completed

It's been a few days since I've posted, or wanted to do much of anything. I am nursing a broken heart. I've lost an additional 4 pounds in the last couple of days, but I see that as a good thing since I'm going to be dating again (yikes). I am not going to go into this, I'm at work and I am going to try to get through today without a personal pity party or tears, the last couple days of it really sinking in has been horrible enough.

I did it, I actually finished a knit project. I am keeping this scarf "Ms. Purl" for myself since it's my first completed project that is actually functional. I can't wait to wear it. It curls in, but as I read further, stockinette stitch is supposed to do that, so it wasn't a mistake. This was a great project for me, not only did I learn to purl, I learned to frog, to tell which side of the project was knit and purled, and there were some relaxing moments where I felt like I was getting into a knitting groove.

The secret sistah's swap seems to be off to a great start. I got an ecard and some additional questions from my secret sistah. I am bidding on something on Ebay for my secret sistah and I am hoping the bidding doesn't go to high, I am still poor, but I think this will be worth the extra $$$.