Thursday, March 26, 2009

Losing Sleep

I couldn't sleep last night. My brain was too busy thinking for sleep. Strangely, the thing that I kept coming back to was my ever growing pile of WIPs (Works in Progress). Then I started wondering why I have so many.

Right now on the needles are 3 pairs of socks, the everlasting gobstopper Mermaid jacket, a pullover sweater, an entrelac wrap, a mobieus wrap, a lace stitch scarf, a baby hat and booties. I'm reasonably sure that might be more.

So why are there so many? I've always been on the A.D.D. side as a knitter. It's not that I can't focus, I just want to do too many things all at once. It's like a kid in a candy store. Too many pretty things to choose just one.

Also, there is the aspect of different projects for different moods. The mindless project, the pick up and go project, the project for needing a little challenge. Something for every whim. I've got it.

At any rate, I don't see me slowing down on the casting on. I hope I come to terms with this soon ... I really need my sleep.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

25 Random Things

25 random things about me.

1. I'm not fond of clowns. My nephew said it best when he was about 4. You just don't know who's in there.

2. I was a Lancome makeup artist in the 80's. Now that was a fun time for makeup!

3. I've been knitting for over 40 years. My Barbie's had the best clothes.

4. I love Camaro's. My first car was a Deep Carmine (red) 1978 with white interior. Dad wouldn't let me get Ttops on that one. Then I had a black 1987 and now I have a red 2000. Zoom Zoom.

5. I got my braces off 2 days before the Senior Prom.

6. I was on academic probation my first year at I.U. While I'm not proud of that, it's a fact. I'd found parties you see.

7. I look a lot like my mom.

8. I'm not at all comfortable on bridges or at edges. I love heights, but not edges.

9. I hate camping.

10. I was the President of the Candy Stripers at Memorial Hospital. See what happens when you miss a meeting?

11. I hated history as a kid. Now I can't get enough of it.

12. I can spin my own yarn.

13. As a child I had an invisible friend named Linda. She had a blue dress that she wore when we went places. Yeah, I know.

14. I don't cook.

15. I'm expecting my first grandweeble in August.

16. I don't have any eyebrows. Thank you very much chemo.

17. I've survived breast cancer 4 times. Thank you very much chemo.

18. I have pyrex tubes as tear duct drains and if I wanted to (I don't) I could blow smoke out of my eyes. Nice party trick.

19. I love beer. Good, rich tasting, darker beer.

20. I don't mind airport security. There is a cool trip on the other end so I'll endure it.

21. I make my bed every single day. First thing, as soon as my feet hit the floor. Can't see the kitchen counters for all the crap that's on them, but my bed is made!

22. I'm lazy. I hate that about me. I could use my time so much better.

23. I wish I rode a Harley. I think they're cool and they sound amazing.

24. I have a purse problem.

25. I've been married nearly 28 years to a fabulous guy and have a wonderful daughter and son~n~law.

Life Is Good

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Let's try this again

OK, let's try this again. I really like the idea of blogging and am inspired by others that I read so I'm going to do my best this time. I was frustrated with the Word Press one that I started a year ago. I didn't find it very easy to use. I'm a knitter and not all that great with the computerie things.

I'm getting ready to teach a class at Red Purl in Niles, MI and am looking forward to it. The first one is on Monday, the 16th.

I have plenty of things on the needles right now. A couple of pairs of socks, a sweater, the never ending entrelac wrap and the equally never ending Mermaid. Spring isn't even here yet and I'm already seeing my weekends filling up with things to do.

I'm going to keep this one short so I can go and play with my options. Hopefully, it won't be another year before I post again!

Knit on!