Thursday, June 11, 2009

Knitting and Books

I'm not dead yet, but the cold has turned into a sinus infection. That hasn't stopped the knitting though!

I'm still working on my log cabin squares. Those little things are quite addictive. I didn't think that I would enjoy working on them quite as much as I have. Here's how they look as of a few minutes ago:

I love how the yarn is working up on these squares. They're actually a little brighter in real life. I'm not sure why the camera is dulling the colors so much. They won't all have red in them unfortunately (I like lots of red), but that might not be a bad thing. Hints of red will actually stand out more in the finished product.

Also, I've been stalking my mailman again. This is some of the goodies that he brought me:

Not real impressed with the Speed Knitting book, but it would be good for beginners. I'll but that back on my list to swap out. I can't recommend the Knitter's Book of finishing Techniques enough though. It is a fantastic book that I'm excited about adding to my library. It's got tons of tips/techniques in it that makes your knitting look less "homemade" and more "handmade".

I'm still waiting on a pair of shoes, but I don't know whether to stalk the mailman or the UPS man for those. Right now stalking around my front door is all I'm good for. I just don't have the energy to do much else.

Monday, June 08, 2009

I hab a code

I've been sidelined by a cold. I feel like my head is going to explode. The worst part about it is that it's messing with my equilibrium. It's gotten into my inner ear and I'm so dizzy because of it.

This past weekend was so relaxing. Two of the three guys in the house went camping. One at a time is so much easier to cope with, even if it is the most difficult of the three. He was a dream to be around though and my blood pressure was kept to a minimum. I managed to finish one square and got two thirds of the way finished with another for my log cabin blanket. I also got a little spinning in as well.

Everything was fine until this cold sank in. Now everything has come to a screeching halt. There's been little crafty stuff going on today. It's all I can do to just break up the fights between the kids as they happen.

People aren't supposed to get colds in the summer are they? It's just not fair that you should feel miserable on nice warm days. Someone should declare it illegal for cold germs to be out and about during the sunny months. I'd do it, but I think I'm going to go lay back down now.