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She knits! She knits!

Posted by jackie blue on December 12th, 2005

A finished object I can actually show.
Pattern: Coronet from Knitty
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Super Chunky, about a skein and a quarter
Needles: Size 10.5 Addis and dpns

I got really lazy (I know) and didn’t use the provisional cast on and grafting for the band, so I have an only slightly unsightly seam in the back. I’m toying with the idea of a knit flower as an embellishment and making that the side, or hell, who’s going to stare at the back of my head anyway?
I made it snug to keep my ears toasty warm. I may need a matching scarf now.

Status Report Part Deux

Posted by jackie blue on December 9th, 2005

Oh let’s see, where should I begin?

1) I’m in hell with a 16 page newspaper supplement that’s paying me Jack Shit but keeping me VERY busy.
2) All the knitting I needed done for this week or next, NOT.
3) I have been knitting, but I can’t show it to you. Damn gift recipients who read my blog.
4) I haven’t touched a project for me in at least a week or two, though I really need to finish I hat I started.
5) Jenn is fabulous in so many ways but most recently because she got me a skein of the yarn I needed to finish the hat. I’ve been too busy to make it to The Point.
6) Don’t go telling me this snow is pretty. It’s a disgusting slushy nightmare out there.
7) I had nearly 4 days of diarrhetic dog and you sure didn’t want me blogging about THAT.
8) Still no bird though some are in eggs now, Could be looking at mid-January.
9) Finally saw Harry Potter. Rocked.
10) I promise these numbered lists stop soon and a real post will come. Happy Weekend everyone!

Status Report

Posted by jackie blue on November 30th, 2005

I want to blog. I really do. But I’m drawing blanks. This is what is going on, in as few words as possible.

1. Work. All my projects are small, but they all came up in one week.
2. I have a business meeting for possible new project in 2.5 hours.
3. I really need to do laundry. Maybe today. Maybe tomorrow.
4. I really need to defrost my freezer. See above.
5. I have a gift sock to finish in the next 2 weeks. Turning heel now.
6. I have another secret project to finish for same time.
7. I started a hat out of Cashmerino Superchunky, but one skein isn’t enough. Need to buy another.
8. Brooks Farm sweater barely moving.
9. Walk The Line is a fabulous movie.
10. Still need to see Harry Potter.
11. No new bird yet, but have to call a place back today to see if a breeder will come through this week.
12. Ty had a bath for Thanksgiving but is already dirty again.
13. I’m out of his food, so that means that after my meeting in Midtown way west, I have to go to the East Village to get it. No easy way to do that route.
14. I’m really tired.

Yeah, that’s about it.


Posted by jackie blue on November 21st, 2005

Thank you all so much for your kind words about Kelly. I miss him very much and spent the better part of the weekend crying a lot. I won’t go into details but I have been wrestling with a lot of guilt on top of the loss because I fear a stupid oversight caused his sudden, premature death. It’s a tough thing to deal with and I feel robbed of the 8 or so years I should have had left, but I’m also grateful for the time we had. I’m contemplating another Parrotlet. Or another kind of bird, perhaps. Or maybe none at all.
I have little to say about knitting right now. I have been working on some of the projects you’ve already seen, and the progress is too boring to even document. 12 more rows of stockinette just isn’t all that blogworthy, you know?