Friday, March 03, 2006

the lord knitteth, and the lord froggeth

as do we mortals. i absolutely could not get gauge on that stupid t-top sweater, so i frogged it after having knit 10 inches. and, as i sat here trying to figure out what to do with it, i realized, "you dumbass, you've got sweater wizard!". so i played. i knew my stitches to the inch and rows to the inch, so i plugged those in, with a 20" chest (i think it uses EZ's percentage system), and my pattern choices, and voila! i'm a good 5" into the back of a raglan pullover. i wanted to do top down, but iw as unable to find my size 6 circs (they're all over hte house, i'm sure), so i'm doing it flat and will seam it when the time comes. meh.

nothing done on pomatomus, ileft it at home today because i'm frightened that the needles will get broken in my travels. sigh.

they're having a special "midwife" project for a4a this month, where they're sending hats & booties for newborns in afghanistan, as the midwives from here go there to train women in small, out of the way places, that don't have access to adequate medical care. these woman are packing the sets in their own personal suitcases when they travel over there, to give to new mothers for their little ones. this is amazing. so, i'm sacrificing my sock yarn to the cause. itty bitty baby socks and itty bitty ribbed hats all around. it'll be cute.

sean had a bad week at school so he's lost his video games for the weekend, and liam has mucho homework to catch up on (again) so he's not playing until he's caught up. this means that i'm not going to hear blasts and explosions all night tomorrow night. yippee!!! this may or may not be good, as then i can't watch movies in the bedroom with mark, because the boys will be knocking all night, lol. "mom, can we change the channel?" "mom, liam's bopping again (surfing)!" "DAD, SEAN TOOK THE REMOTE FROM ME!". kids. gotta love em. although i think i'm beginning to understand why some species eat their young.

what i'm reading:
Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice
The Gunslinger by STephen King (book tape in the house)
God Save the Sweet Potato Queens by Jill Conner Browne (i'm serious, you really need to check these out, they are FANDAMNTASTIC!)
The Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings. i'm actually almost done with this. liam snagged it out of the bathroom one day, and read the whole thing cover to cover, and says he enjoyed it. of course he tells me this AFTER i've already shipped off #1 of hte series. so i've ordered it through, and i've told him to hold off on the others til he's read the first one.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I didn't mention this last time, but howmany people know this bookw as written in 1936? kinda frightening, in a big brother, 1984 kinda way.

believe it or not, i don't have a booktape in the car at this moment. i finished the sweet potato queens book of love, and haven't gotten a new tape out there yet. i will tomorrow (evil grin).

i PROMISE i'll do calendars tomorrow or sunday.

ahve a nice day


vi said...

you really do sound 12 you know....
make that work for you dear


Trixie said...

I am reading or have just finished:

Kiss of the Highlander
Raising a Reader: A Mother's Tale of Desperation and Delight
Raising Adopted Children
Trees Make the Best Mobiles
A Summer in Tuscany