Sunday, February 25, 2007

knitting funk

so i finished rory's socks. i finished a fun scarf for myself. i'm mostly done with alix's socks.

but i've tried to start TWO different sock patterns with some really great yarns for myself with no luck-ripped both of them out. they just weren't doing it for me. it's probably a sign that i should finish alix's socks fist, THEN start on something for myself. but what?

if i work fast, alix's socks could be my second finished project for february (see resolution to knit at least one project a month, from stash). pictures of some finished stuff to come, hopefully soon.

why, yes, i am a knitting geek, why do you ask?


Friday, February 16, 2007

tickle me alix

have you seen the latest craze in toys? it doesn 't require batteries, just an endless supply of annies.


snort, giggle, snort

i love indexed.

as a former (and now way, way lapsed) youth minister in the episcopal church, this one brought tears to my eyes (laughter, not sadness) (as if that needs to be clarified)

ETA: ooo! ooo! i just discovered they have t-shirts!


Wednesday, February 14, 2007


daycare is closed, work is closed, and we're hunkering down for a big snowstorm today. while it's far from being the long winter, it's still fun to have an unexpected day at home!

i'm thinking pancakes, cookies, snowball fights, snow angels, a fire in the fireplace and lots and lots of knitting. oh, and cleaning up the family/play/guest room for my sister's arrival this weekend


Friday, February 09, 2007

random bits

  • we're now fully entrenched in winter with sub-zero temps even! but the ultra dry air that comes with the winter is playing its annual trick on my nose-making it so dry inside that no amount of saline solution makes it feel better. and it's painful to touch, even on the outside. sigh. this is one of my least favorite things about northeast winters so far.
  • i'm in a funk. behind in everything and the house is STILL a mess despite my best efforts otherwise and i'm feeling buried and not sure what to do about it. i'm going to demand that i get a few hours at home this weekend by myself in the hopes that i can get a few things done around the house and hopefully that will spur me on for the rest. i know one thing for sure-i've got to clean up the guest/family room as one of my sisters is coming for a visit a week from saturday. i think i'll take a day off from work next week too.
  • no time to knit either and i was really getting excited about my knitting progress on a few things. of course when i near the end of a project, my mind races with the possibilites for the next project...socks? scarf? shawl?
  • i watched one episode of da ali g show the other night and it was freaking hilarious. sasha baron cohen is a comic genius. (no i haven't seend the borat movie and don't know when i will) it's not like he's doing anything new by assuming a role and filming things in reality style, he just goes for it, 100%, no holds barred and the results are so worth it. i'm going to try and space out the veiwing of other episodes so i don't over dose on it like i did with six feet under. because now that most everybody knows about his characters, there won't be much more new stuff from them.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

i carry your heart with me ee cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear
no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)


i recently watched "in her shoes" and liked it a lot more than i expected to, maybe because it had to do with the bond between sisters. in any case, a scene include this poem and it's stuck with me ever since. i think it's absolutely touching and beautiful and it describes how i feel about important people in my life.

for more info on Second Annual Brigid in Cyberspace Poetry Reading, go here