Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

A certain kind of desperation

Faythe and I were just discussing our Christmas knitting. She, of course, has learned her lesson and doesn't knit Christmas gifts anymore. I, on the other hand, refuse to give in to reality and have compiled a grand list of recipients, potential items to knit and the yarn I hope to use.

amateurmalcontent: that's a lot

rayleen: so i'm using grape harvest right now

amateurmalcontent: for less than 3 weeks

rayleen: shut up!!

amateurmalcontent: LOL!!

rayleen: i am unemployed i have plenty of time!!!!

amateurmalcontent: do I detect a bit of yarn harlot desperation in there?

rayleen: ARGH!!!

i won't admit defeat this early!!
it's only December ____

amateurmalcontent: you have 20 days

As you can see, Faythe is not supportive at all. She's more like one of those crowd hecklers at a comedy show.

Right now I have fifteen items on my list, with 3 of them already knit. We'll see how long it takes before I start removing items from my list, much like a sinking ship throwing out heavy objects in hopes of staying afloat. We'll see how much I can get done.

Oops, I just remembered another item I promised someone. Make that 16.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


We had one of those sunny fall cold days today. The type that, after weeks of overcast days and rain, makes me run excitedly outside at the same time wishing I had worn a coat. Or shoes.

Anyway, after putting on the correct attire, I went out to take some photos of some recent knitted work when I was surprised to find purple flowers, tiny daisies and mushrooms growing in our backyard! If I didn't look at the dying zucchini and tomato plants, I'd think it was summer! Well, that and the fact I was rethinking the whole "legwarmers are stupid" idea. Brr.