Monday, September 7, 2009

What has four eyes and knits until she can't bend her index finger?

That is right, a Shameless Knitting Nerd in new glasses. Apparently, as I approach 40 (gasp) I am in need of constant correction! Here I am in my new specs. I like them when I am at home, but am weirdly self-conscious when out in public.... What you can see, though, is that I feel pressure to groom myself while wearing them. Maybe it will lead to good things....

Since last we spoke, I broke a toe.It continued to turn black, and I am feeling seriously whiny about it, not that anyone is giving me any sympathy at all. I am so pathetic.

I have also continued to knit and knit and knit on the Kingscot. There isn't anything to show except for a big, featureless pile of blue knitting since this color is so hard to photograph, so I will spare you until I get it to a more completed state. I am so close to being done with all the pieces, but MAN are these sleeves boring to knit!! I am doing them both at once on straight needles, and thank goodness it will all be over when they are done.... I am pretty excited despite my lack of current motivation....

While I have been on vacation, ending after today, I have crafted my patootie off.... Seriously, I have barely left the house! I worked and worked on the aforementioned Kingscot and I MIGHTLY resisted casting on anything new. I really, really wanted to start Feather and Fan socks for the KAL, but I promised myself that I would be faithful to only one sweater for the duration!

I didn't say ANYTHING about sewing, though. It took me two full days of my vacation, but I finished my mom's birthday bag! Whoopie!! To make up for me being sick on her birthday, I also made her a pineapple upside down cake, which we ate like piggies. No photo, we ate it too fast!

I am also ALMOST done with a Lickety Split Bag by Made by Rae out of this fabric: Please excuse the quality of the picture. It is laid across my knees in the car while I waited for my mom to come out of the grocery store. :-) I will post better pics when it is finished, this week. It is taking about four million pins, and I gave up working on it right before Matt and I went to see Extract.

The movie was funny, cute and not terribly memorable.... But we had fun! That is the point of labor day, right?? And vacations! I love vacation. Sigh.

I leave you today with a picture of the very strange flower growing in my yard. There is only one of them, and we have NO idea what it is.... But it is kind of pretty.... Hope you all (the legion of readers waiting for me to post) had a great weekend, and got extra time off!!


Ian said...

I like the glasses!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE the glasses. and boo about the toe. I did that a few years ago, and it was not fun. Impressive sewing!

Marciepooh said...

Spider lilly. Like the glasses, too.

lunaticraft said...

VERY nice glasses there. They suit you.

Sorry to hear about your toe though. That sucks.

But, that's a great bag you made there!