Saturday, February 03, 2007

Not sick of blogging, exactly...

Sorry, it's been a while since the last post. Too bloody cold to take pics outside and too darn messy to take them inside. And not a whole lot to report. I've been in Sudoku phase lately, so that kind eats into my time for anything else.

The Morrison Cardigan is coming along. I got the body up to the underarm zone about a week ago and did some math for the sleeves and then ground to a halt. Yesterday I started the sleeve, but I think I need to do it over with a wee bit more ease.

I did spend a bunch of time working on the plan for my new website. My son Owen has been building it for me in Flash, though he's come to the conclusion that we will need some html pages in there. I think he thought it would be the fastest money he ever earned (and I am paying him serious money for an almost-12 year old, but I expect a professional result), but he's come to realize that it'll take a bit more time than he first thought. Meanwhile, I've been getting all the original photos for all my patterns recropped and resized (and sometimes balanced and color adjusted) for this.

For those of you who are reading between the lines about TGB, don't worry. Too much. Wendy W has been mostly unavailable by internet for the better part of 4 months. Because of this and because I don't have access to the site files to upload new stuff, I feel I need to develop my own venue for pattern sales. I love being a member at TGB and I hope this all works itself out soon, but at this point, I just need to know that I have a direct and timely way to put my goods out there.

We are absolutely in the deep freeze up here today. Tomorrow will be worse. The boys are driving us nuts. They've just been released from their respective rooms, after a little spitting fight.

What else has been going on?

I got a great couple of boxes to finish up the Cheap A$$ Secret Pal Round 3. She sent a lot of great little things for the kids and a lot of yarn. If it ever seems possible to take a picture again, I'll post one! (Today's high is 4 degrees F; tomorrow's will be -1F, with -30 windchills! Definitely not a good time to go outside.) Thanks Michelle!

Last Saturday, I went to my knitting group. (See sidebar for details: I hope anyone who lives in my orbit will feel welcome to come.) I got to meet Molly Bee, who was delightful. (P.S. to MollyBee, you've set your blog to keep commenters out. In case you didn't intend that.)

This weekend, I have nothing scheduled, but a mountain of laundry. I do laundry all week and still have 4 loads on weekends. I'm trying to decide if we can forage a dinner from stuff lying around. I really don't want to make a trip out to the supermarket if I can help it.

Finally, I spent an afternoon finishing up the sleeve for Jim's sweater. For those who aren't regulars, it's been a thorn-in-my-side knitting machine project for over two years. I was sure it had all gone very well. But I noticed the raglan sleeve cap was rather large. I hoped it would relax, but after a day or two, I took a closer look at the sleeve I made a year ago. It definitely different. When I counted again, I realized I had decreased every 8th row, not every 12. OOPS. So, yet more frogging ahead. The good news is, I now feel confident that I can make two matching sleeves with relatively few difficulties in a reasonable short time.

So, look for pictures soon. I hope. Stay warm everyone!

8 comments:

helen said...

*sigh* it ate my entire comment. i think i hit a wrong something...so i'll re-write ;)

it's only a few degrees warmer down here, i think 9 for tomorrow with -20 windchills. but i must go to church, feed Matt's cat as they are out of town this weekend and attend knitting group. but argh, then hunkering in for some knitting and football :)

Carol said...

Now that's cold! Laundry is a good thing to do-it's indoors;) Really cool that your son knows how to build a website. We like knowing that we can see your designs!

Bezzie said...

Yeah I don't blame you for needing to set up your own website. I think it's wonderful that Owen's doing it for you. How many more years before Chunky becomes that computer savy? Hmm...
And hey, I'm doing laundry as I type this!

MollyBeees said...

Thanks for the heads up on my comments. Don't know how it got turned off?!?!? Keep warm!

Cindy G said...

You know, I've thought about the knitting group...how late do you all hang out? (I work til noon on Saturdays)
Thanks for the scarf comment. Stay warm.

Batty said...

Who cares about messy? You should see the chaos around here! We promise to be so amazed by your knitting, the mess won't even register.

YarnThrower said...

I'm with you on foraging for dinner! That's what we did here tonight, because I really didn't feel like going to the store, on the weekend for one reason, and when it is way below zero for another.

It's so great your son can design your web site! How did he learn how to do all of that by the age of 12?

Bummer about having to re-start the sleeve. I can't even count the number of times I've had to do that...and sometimes on the same sweater. Of course, my gauge has often done strange things to me.....

Glad you're posting again. I was wondering if everything was okay...but then I know how busy things can get having kids around, too...

Laura said...

As I tell other people who complain about keeping up their blogs: don't let your blog rule your life. Don't apologize for not blogging. You don't owe it to anyone.

(now if I could just keep that in mind myself, I'd be happy.)