Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sorry all, I can't believe how long it's been since I was here last, I'm such a bad blogger. Well, the truth is life keeps happening here at CJKnits...life with a capital "L", 3 boys and... all the baggage that goes with that. I've got a gazillion UFO'S on my hands, not enough sock needles, although, I discussed that already didn't I? One of the things this LIFE thing involves is the fact that my trusty, just out of warranty Dell bit the dust...not sure what's going on with it... the IT guys where I work got it running, I've already made mention of staying on the IT guys good side haven't I? (I'm not doing a very good job of that either as I still have not made them brownies, so now I'm not only a bad blogger I'm an ingrate.) Needless to say, once we got the laptop running blogging wasn't my first priority as there is a ton of info on my laptop that I can not afford to lose. Just as B got the laptop running again we got another error message, needing to do my online banking I gave up went to Best Buy and bought the least expensive laptop they had available and told the boys HANDS OFF!!! I think I may have been more emphatic than that but maybe not. So here I sit w/a new laptop that I have not loaded any camera software into, back to posts w/out pictures for a while and I need to rewrite all my original sock patterns and a myriad of other laptop housekeeping to be done, I have already done the crying part, I'm now on the s*** this is a pain in the a** part. I swore I would not swear on this blog after all who knows who could be sneaking in reading a knitting blog when a parent's back is turned, I've already, quite inadvertently, taught my kids most of the swear words I know, no need to teach someone elses ; ). So here I am with stories to tell, no pictures to tell it with and memories of a great Fiber Arts Festival....NO not Rhinebeck, I could barely handle the sensory overload of a just the right size fiber fest....I can not even imagine the over-the-topness that is Rhinebeck. I think that now that I may have gotten my blog groove back I will save the story of my fiber fest for when I can actually show pictures of the great yarn I bought, only 2 skeins of sock yarn, can you believe it? I bought sweater yarn and shawl yarn and scarf yarn and fingerless glove yarn and the absolute best... did I mention it's the best "Mary Poppins" carpet bag any one craftswoman (sorry to leave out craftsmen, but this definitely a woman's bag) could ever want. It was love at first sight, it was the bag I've been searching for and did not even realize it... this bag can hold enough of my stash that I can on occasion leave my favorite yarn store without purchasing anything and considering I stop by my favorite yarn store at least twice a week you can see how my budget might be positively affected... I think for right now we can ignore the two books, scarf kit and sundry yarns I have on hold....I suppose we should also ignore the fact that I have been waiting w/absolutely no patience (no, really) for the new stained wood (I would put a link here but have no idea what it is) dpns that have been back ordered for nearly forever by my reckoning, and I only plan on getting one (ok maybe two sets) in my favorite sock needle sizes, maybe not all at once but hey Christmas is coming and what could be better than a gift certificate from one's favorite yarn store? The correct answer as y'all (we had a Texan in the office for a week, we got y'alled constantly, I feel silly saying it but typing it has a certain something don't you think? L, our Texan was amazed that I feel silly saying y'all but I managed to fit wrangling into a conversation w/out even trying.) know is NO there is no better gift than a gift card to one's favorite yarn store, except possibly if the gift card purchaser walks into said yarn store and notices your favorite shade of mohair is on sale and purchases all of it...just because they thought you might like it....to quote Crazy Aunt Purl I'm just saying is all. Not that I expect that kind of synchronicity in my life but...hey... you never know. With that being said it is time for me to find my needles and fiber fest yarn and knit myself stress free .... I'm working on a wrap... hope to have pictures soon. Later, CJ....oh and K, the emotional turmoil of the past several weeks has once again delayed the completion of your sweater, however, if I like the way my wrap comes out maybe I'll start all over and make you one also, deal? Love you, C and just so you don't feel alone I gave G one sock for her birthday...maybe she'll have a pair for Christmas...who knows.