Friday, February 22, 2008
Once again, from Janet's blog:
1. Not losing your luggage_____ is the best thing about traveling.
2. I love a good shiver_____ when I'm cold.
3. I often use _Q-Tips to clean my ears...tsk tsk tsk____.
4. I'm reading my answers_____ right now; I can't think of anything else to write here._____
5. Politics_____ is something I dislike talking about.
6. When I visited Janet's Blog_____ I most looked forward to seeing _her drawings____.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to planning my weekend_____, tomorrow my plans include grocery shopping_____ and Sunday, I want to _relax and knit____!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
are annoying mistakes, just ignore them.
Once again I spent several valuable minutes looking for a journal which was hidden somewhere in my yarn stash room. However, I found some other items that inspired me for a few moments. There was a "Knitter's Journal", neatly resting between some knitting magazines.
Looking at the pages I discovered that I had not been interested in keeping a knitting journal, since all the pages were empty. It is such a pity that I get enthusiastic about something and then the thought disappears as soon as something else catches my eyes.
This time it was a note pad with a nice, soft cover with pockets.
It was a little bit too large, though, for my idea of having a smaller journal that could fit my not-so-large handbag. Of course, I have a good sized tote bag with me every day when I go to work, but I put some other very important items in it, like my knitting, and perhaps crocheting. I also keep patterns, and magazines in my tote bag. Sometimes I don't even take those things out, but I need my bag, just to have something "just in case". Now I will have a journal. It has a nice "leather" cover. What ever "bonded leather" means. It has a Thomas Kinkade drawing on the front cover, which makes my journal very special. Wether I write anything on it, is another story.
Writing requires private time, at least for me. It could be in the morning, but that is when it takes about an hour for me to properly wake up. I could easily get up forty minutes before I go to work, if only I was awake. But no, first, I need my 20 minutes yawning excercises, and then some one minute spleeping spasms in front of my computer, while I try to check my e-mail. This is not such a good idea to do when one has just tried to wake up. Sometimes it's easier just to solve a jigsaw puzzle, and then watch morning news and get ready for work.
Of course, weekends are an exception to my morning rituals. If I am lucky, I might sleep in, and then the whole day is ruined, because it still takes an hour to wake up, and sooner than I realize, it's noon, and all the weekend plans have been demolished. One of the plans would have been knitting all morning until noon. Hah.
I will not mention my "Art Journal" which I started a few months ago. I think I filled four or five pages. I will not talk about that.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I shall monitor myself eagerly this week.
1. Keep doing art each day. Even if it's just a scribble.
2. Eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water.
Monday: Chili con Carne, cheese on multigrain bagel
not too much water , do I mention the unhealthy stuff?
Tuesday: multigrain cheese sandwich, baked in the oven
pork loin chops (1.5) , two hot dogs for dinner
3. Read more and watch less tv.
Monday: There is nothing on tv anyway, all reruns, or uninteresting shows,
I read knitting patterns
4. Don't sit around in my jammies until late afternoon!!
Wait until the weekend
5. Take more photos.
Monday: none taken
Tuesday: Took some pictures of the froggies
6. Write in my journal every day.
Monday: none written
Tuesday: does this count?
7. Knit/crochet a few rows at least each day
Monday: Knitted 3 hours at night
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Winter is a strange season. Sometimes it's cold and before you get a change to knit a hoodie, it's warm again. My hoodie sweater is progressing slowly. One reason being that I am knitting fronts and back at the same time. That means oooodles of stitches on the needles. One row takes about 10 -15 minutes, depending on who or what is distracting my attention to the stitches.
On the other note, I made a froggie last night, and fed him this morning. He's now happily befriending a snowlady who came to life yesterday. She had been rolling on the snow, and came to see the little froggie. I hope she doesn't think that this froggie is "THE Prince" That would be fun . Hmmmm. Maybe we need a prince, too. Oh, well, I need to finish the hoodie, otherwise I will be very upset when the spring arrives.
The froggie pattern is the one from Amigurumi girl.blog
I don't have a pattern or instructions for the Snowgirl. She was done with crocheted balls, sewn together, and beads for eyes, nose and buttons. The scarf is chains and then sc on each ch. Hands the same as scarf.
SIZE 10 THREAD
SIZE 7 OR 8 HOOK,
MAKE 8 SC in second ch from the hook
DO NOT JOIN, but mark the first stitch throughout
ROW 2: 2 SC IN EACH SC (16 SC)
ROW 3: SC IN FIRST SC, 2 SC IN NEXT SC, SC IN NEXT SC, 2 SC IN NEXT SC, TO END (24 ST)
ROW 4: SC IN BACK LOOP OF EACH SC, back loop only on this row
ROW 5 TO 8: SC IN EACH SC
ROW 9: 2 SC IN FRONT LOOP OF EACH SC (48 ST), front loop only on this row
ROW 10: SC IN EACH SC
ROW 11: 1 SC IN FIRST 2 SC, 2 SC IN NEXT SC, 1 SC IN NEXT 2 SC, TO END (64 SC)
ROW 12: SC IN EACH SC
ROW 13: CH 3, SKIP 1 SC, SLP ST IN NEXT SC, CH 3, SKIP 1 SC, SLP ST IN NEXT SC,
Continue to end, and finish off.