Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I changed to a smaller needle for the solid background. So far this is not bad. :)
The other day, Wooly suggested that I clean up my hobby room. I said, "Okay, I'll do that tomorrow."
The next day, Wooly asked me what I was going to do. I said, "Clean up my room!" He was shocked.
After coffee, I went up there and started sorting my stuff. The phone rang, and it was Mom.
Mom "Hey, come play with me today!"
Me "I can't. I have to clean my room."
Me "Wooly said I have to clean my room and I can't leave it until it's clean."
Mom "Michele, come. play. with. me."
Me "Did you not hear me?! I can't! I have to stay in here until it's clean!"
*Wooly mumbling in the background*
Me "That's garbage... that's recycle... and that's keepers..."
Mom "Who you talking to?"
Me "Wooly. He's helping."
Mom "What?! *laughing* What's Wooly doing to help?"
Me "He's running up and down the stairs taking these piles to the garbage & recycle cans."
Mom "What?! *laughing* How did you get him to do that?!"
Me "He's well trained!"
Mom "*dying of laughter* Maybe you two should come over here and clean my room too!"
Me "No, get Dad to help you. I've got my own room to clean. You didn't know Rottweilers were trainable did you?! Mom, I've really got to go now. I don't want to spend all day in this room."
Mom "*still laughing* Okay. Come play with me later. Bye!"
Wooly "Who has a Rottweiler?"
Me "I do. You're the Rottweiler."
Wooly "I thought I was Wooly."
I learned from the best (my mom) and am just lucky that my Rottweiler is trainable. :)
Wooly is not bad.
Another interesting point is that we all liked everyone else's squares better than our own.
Kind of like knitting. Or designing.
Oh, and yes, my room is now clean and organized.
It didn't take long because my Rottweiler helped. Yay!
And I'm glad I found my Montana Cartwheel squares.
Might have to get back to quilting someday. :)
But, for now, I've got to figure out what kind of neckline I want.
Happy Knitting! :)
Monday, August 2, 2010
After I posted this photo in Ravelry, I realized I took a picture of the back. The sprouts should be pointing to the right. Scared myself into thinking I knit it wrong - lol! :) It's garter stitch, so maybe there is no wrong side. *sigh* Why do I try?
See the giant XOX? Would it pass as Fair Isle? Probably not - lol! :)
And yes, there are gold beads in the center of the lotus' & blossoms.
I'm not seeing much of a transition in color in the background, but I'm okay with it for now.
I thought it was going to be my Christmas sweater, until I got my Rowan 48 Magazine....
Then Lorraine posted her Red Queen modeled my her daughter... Now THAT would make a perfect Christmas card sweater! I would wear it with my black boots. What's Wooly wearing? Who cares! lol! Love those colors and big motifs. I'm into tunics this year.
Why am I wasting my time designing a sweater when I've got Marie & Lorraine to do it for me?! Why try. *sigh* Isn't that terrific?! Don't worry, I'll finish the Challenge sweater, but not going to make it in VY, I've got Anastasia & Red Queen to knit! Yippee! :D
Told my mom and she said, "You saw him twice? You need to give him a name, Michele..."
I've been calling him Wylie - so original - heehee. I was going to name him Jozi, so it would be 'Jozi and the Feral Cats' - hahaha, get it?! (Josie and the Pussycats) But, I keep calling him Wylie. So, Wylie it is.
I've seen him several times, so I guess we're on his route.
"Can't catch me!"
My cute nephews and brother at the Bon Odori. Love that they're wearing their kimono jackets.
So, now do you know who my brother is? I swear he knows everyone. It's so funny when he introduces me to his friends and they say, "I didn't know you had a sister..." Guess he doesn't talk about me. Maybe that's a good thing, eh?! LOL! I always want to say, "Do you know our brother?..." and really confuse them. LOL!
If he mentions how I eat pizza - tiny bites, chew 100 times like a bunny... don't believe him!
He's made fun of the way I eat forever. Everyone I know makes fun of the way I eat. Hey, I'm enjoying my food, not inhaling it! No, I don't need help, get away! *sigh*
Okay, I'm going to try and focus on my Challenge sweater before I start Anastasia or Red Queen.
Feel like I should order the yarn for Anastasia though. You know how they discontinue colors so fast...
The Queen is just going to be on time out for a while, just not into lace for now.
Why try? Because I can do it! Yes I can!
Rah rah! :)