July 23, 2008

Proverbial Sunrise

I watched the proverbial sunrise coming up over the Pacific and you might think I'm losing my mind but I will shy away from the specifics.  'Cause I don't want you to know where I am, 'cause then you'll see my heart in the saddest state it's ever been.  This is no way to try and live my life.  Stop right there, that's exactly where I lost it.  See that line, well I never should have crossed it.  Stop right there, well I never should have said that, it's the very moment I wish that I could take back.  I'm sorry for the person I became.  I'm sorry that it took so long for me to change.  I'm ready to try never to go that way again.  'Cause who I am hates who I've been, who I am hates who I've been....

I really wish I could claim that poetry but it's a popular song by a wonderful group known as Relient K.  That has nothing to do with my knitting, but it's what the video make me think of because it is based on a proverb that I can't remember and I am in rush so I will post it later if it comes to mind.  I think the song describes all of us at one point or another and I knew my knitters would appreciate this bit of wisdom.  Anywho... the next paragraph is all about my inspiration for sharing that bit of song with you.  

So by way of Glampyre Knits I found a wonderful new blog.  And by way of that new blog I found an adorable video that if I had kids they would probably be forced to watch this video every day.  For some odd reason I can't get the video to show up like that cool way other people can get it to.

July 9, 2008

A wonderful cause

So, I don't usually plug contests and raffles and other related drawings.  However, I do make exceptions for a good cause.  This woman has a wonderfully inspiring story and all the donations go to a great cause.  It is sad that this raffle had to spur from a near-tragedy, but it is best that it was a near-tragedy and not a fatal-tragedy.  Anyhoo, go check out her blog, read about her amazing story, and put yourself in her position and see how generous it is for her to share her story with us and give us such a wonderful chance to help her.  

July 8, 2008

A FO, A Timed Project, and A Sore Knitting Appendage

First things first, the FO.  I made my first Baby Genius Burp Cloth.  Not until I posted this did I realize I was holding it upside down in the picture.  Whatever, you get the idea.  I loved doing it and it went amazingly fast.  It was a very fun knit and I already have colors picked out for my next one (which I will be starting tomorrow).
Next, a timed project.  I have never actually timed myself knitting before and I thought it would help keep my brain active with the math.  So, I cast on for a Baby Bib o' Love.  I know, Mason Dixon has been popular around here lately.  This is to match the burp cloth and I love it so far.  In one hour I knit a measly 23 rows.  Sadly, that's about 15 and 1/3 stitches per minute.  Knitting at such a slow rate meant each row took roughly 2.61 minutes.  I felt like I was going fast until I actually crunched the numbers.  
Last but not least, my sore appendage.  Below you will witness a gruesome photo but I thought all knitters would sympathize with me.  So the story... On Independence Day, I was bound and determined to get this huge pile of snakes lit.  So, me being the oldest of the "children" at the party, I grabbed the old-fashioned butane lighter and set out on my quest.  After about 7 minutes of sitting in the middle of the road burning my finger to a crisp, I ended up with a huge blister.  So, I did what any sane person would do, I popped the blister with my teeth only to see when we got in the light that I did more damage.  So, for the last few days it has been festering and growing and after my knitting marathon it looks like this:
Sorry that my post was so wordy, I usually don't like wordy posts so thank you for sticking with me.  

ETA:  Sorry about the poor photo quality, that's as good as PhotoBooth gets.