Thursday, June 29, 2006

Skipped out on payroll this morning because I was feeling crappy. Sinus problems, cramps and such. That and Narfie woke me up at 6am threatening to hock a hairball in bed next to my leg!

I can't believe I've been allowed to maintain a knitting blog for a month without the requisite cat pictures!

Snarf is the white and orange tabby and Lil' Kitty is the grey tabby:


Narfie is 7 and Kitty is going on 3.

Narf 'n scarf
Lil Kitty

Anyway, like I said, didn't make it to class. Had a little breakfast and decided that knitting would make me feel better. Popped in one of the books on tape I checked out the other day and worked on the sock. Behold, the beginning of my first heel flap!

heel flap

I should go find some pants and maybe take a comb to my mop since the boy is bringing my puny ass some lunch. :) And chocolate! He's a good 'un.
Did I mention that he actually drove across town to meet me at my mom's before he went to work yesterday just to I could measure his foot? Hehe. He humors me... someone has to. ;)

I had plenty of things to do today but I think I'll just lie around with the cats, the sock, and some cold medicine.
As demonstrated in this photo, my cats know how to relax. ;)

naughty kitty
cat nap

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It's been a trying week

There's a new dent, nay crater, in my car. I had nothing to do with it. I've been exhausted for a good week and a half. Then there are family and financial issues. *sigh* Add one part PMS and shake vigorously. :-P

On a brighter note, I've started crocheting something larger than a potholder! Behold, my first afghan!

chevron afghan

Also, I'm learning to knit SOCKS! :)

Well, sock, so far. Actually it doesn't really resemble a sock much yet. But whatever...

shot 1

shot 2

shot 3

action shot

I love how impressive DPNs look. ;)
This is just the practice sock. I'm eagerly awaiting another package from Canada. A lovely lovely fellow craftster-er has graciously sent me a whole bunch of sock yarn!! Woohoo!!! Bernat Sox and some KnitPicks. I'm beyond excited!

I came agross a big sack of worsted cotton last weekend for $5 so I'm swatching for this:
Pretty In Pink Tank

I'm also working on a Hello Kitty hat. That will be accompanying me to the IMAX theater Friday night. We're going to see Superman.

School is still going really well. 6 tests between the two classes and nothing less than a 92. Actually, one 92, two 93's, one 96, and one 100. Woohoo. (Yes, I realize that's only 5. Haven't gotten the 6th back yet.) I'm all signed up for three classes this fall. Just have to make another visit to FinAid and I should be good to go. I hope it'll cover more of my book costs this time. :-P

Well, now I'm going to see what I can scrounge up for dinner. Hopefully I can get ready for bed at a decent hour so I can work on my sock. :)

I'll leave you with a this picture of the boy and me participating in another of my favorite hobbies. ;)

mmm... beer