Archive for October, 2002

Well, it was a

Posted by jackie blue on October 28th, 2002

Well, it was a mostly non-knitting weekend. Saturday I spent all day building my Halloween costume. It mostly came out really cool, except there are construction flaws and some paint issues that I will have to deal with on Wed. or Thurs. morning. It’s a pain but hopefully it will end up looking good. Now I just have to hope it doesn’t rain on Thurs. Too much money and work went into this.

Yesterday was a nice day in the park with dog and friends. We really need to keep up with our weekly 6 mile walks, and hopefully extend them too. I have to get back in shape after indulging too much lately

Tomorrow I have an interview for possible freelance work and an ongoing relationship with that company if I get it, so please cross fingers. Definitely need to be making more money around here.

I’m getting psyched for

Posted by jackie blue on October 25th, 2002

I’m getting psyched for this Halloween costume thing. It’s going to be silly and cool, if it comes out as I have it in my head.

So, I’m kind of

Posted by jackie blue on October 25th, 2002

So, I’m kind of annoyed at this Caterpillar sweater pattern. The pattern calls for a certain number of skeins of Lurex Shimmer, to work into the other yarns for sparkle. They had me buy one skein of Midnight, and 2 skeins of Black. But, clearly there is a lot more Midnight being used. The black only appears in maybe 2 stripe sequences, but the Midnight is in at least 3 not to mention all the edging. So, not even halfway into the front, I’m getting dangerously low on Midnight (and have to unroll the length of it that was already rolled with this burgundy color) and I still have enough black to make 4 more of these sweaters. Grrrrr. I think I will have to buy more Midnight and this stuff don’t come cheap, nor do I know if any of my LYS has it.

I must move my butt today to buy supplies for my Halloween costume. We are building them tomorrow. I am not prepared. Therefore, I bid you all adieu.

Well, 2 of the

Posted by jackie blue on October 24th, 2002

Well, 2 of the 4 tangled skeins are untangled. The other two are giving me a headache.

Today I really should get my act together and go downtown and look for Halloween costume supplies. We are building our costumes on Saturday and I don’t have any materials yet, nor am I even sure where to get some of the things I want or how I am really going to construct this thing. Ack. I haven’t given it enough thought and I really don’t have the time and patience but I don’t want to back down after saying I would do it.

I also have some freelance stuff to finish up. And it’s GORGEOUS out, who wants to be inside?