Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday is for Fickleness

I don't care for garter stitch except on edging.

I know this. For some reason I continue to try patterns that have garter stitch as a large portion of the item, knowing that I don't like garter stitch except on edging.

And so I do the item, and the whole time I'm thinking "eh, I don't like the garter stitch" and yet - and here's the kicker - I KEEP KNITTING!

Generally when I'm at the furthest possible point before no turning back, I give in and frog.

While I was at it, I frogged the sweater for the toothpick-armed baby

(the stocking stitch is curled in at the sides there, but there's obviously something wrong with those measurements!!!)

Anyway, I washed the yarn and now I have these pretty things

Lovely, yes? I'll redo the sweater, using stocking and seed instead of garter. Sleeves begin tonight.

A few days ago the lovely and talented Catherine tagged me, but I had freaky phone/computer problems (in addition to the rest of my world falling apart, but hey, life happens) so here's my response to her Fridge Meme:

Five things in my fridge:
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Bag o' Salad (the mix with double carrots, on a whim)
Left over beef stew that I'm slloooooowwwly working through
Beer (not mine, I don't drink beer, even Shiner Bock, which this is)
and always, always lemon juice (specifically ReaLemon brand)

I had dental work this week. Twice actually. Painful dental work, that has prevented me from eating much. (in fact, I had a very nice lunch today with Coleen during which I had my first non-liquid meal in four days.) Because of this, warm compresses have been recommended to me. So I've spent most of the week with a hot sheep pressed against my cheek.

It would seem that there is a limit to how many times you're supposed to reheat the little beanie bag things in the microwave (even though they are supposed to be microwave safe) before embarrassing things happen.

I promise this sheep is normally housetrained. But isn't it good to know that when something is on fire in my microwave not one of the animals will even bat an eye, but will in fact be far more interested in the swift at work...


Blogger Rachel said...

Ouch, sorry about the dental work. I hate going to the dentist.

I'm forgeting to tell you things again. I finished a log cabin sock several days ago. And went back to a stockinette sock in progress which I predict to have done before the end of the weekend.

Oh dear, I know people thinking their word verifications are funny is becoming quite a cliche, but I think "iikck" about sums it up nicely, don't you?

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes Amie!
I am so sorry to hear about your dental woes - ouch!
Is that the Sheep that I gave you? Double ouch - that had to stink too! Oh boy....
I am wishing you well - you know I love you.

Nancita Conchita Bonita Consuella Kimzita

8:56 PM  
Blogger vi said...

sorry about your bad week dear
but damn that sheepie is funny
I am sorry about that too
but I can't help myself.....
vi~who will hang her head in shame now

8:59 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Oh, the sorry. And Vi is right, that sheep is too funny. I hope it doesn't hurt when you smile. I feel your pain, darlin'.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amie - Maybe you're supposed to take the heat pack out of the sheep prior to putting in the microwave...?


9:17 PM  
Blogger vi said...

dear amie, sharon the chicken laid her very first egg tonight
her and the egg are both fine
the egg is resting comfortably in the refridgerator and sharon the chicken had a treat of bacon grease and cherrios.....
( that is chicken candy)


10:05 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

Jeez Amie - what did that poor sheep ever do to you?! :)

I had a great time today! It was good to see you again and hopefully we can get together again soon.

feel better!

(my word verification is "oooitn." Is that the sound the sheep made in the microwave?)

12:16 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Ow, sorry about the dental work! But like Vi, I'm snickering at the sheep.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm glad that the sheep in question was potty trained, at least! :)

I've had Opal yarn since way back when I gave it to you, and I never used it till now.....go figure?

10:06 AM  
Blogger Jocele said...

The sheep pic made me laugh out loud. Sitting alone in my office, giggling away at the poor sheep. Sorry about the dental stuff. I get all queasy thinking about that drill sound.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a very embarrassed sheep you have there Amie. The poor little fellow.

3:25 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

More socks to add to your count. I finished three pairs of socks + a single.
I'll be back soon. I have three more pairs on the needles.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

I hope your teeth are feeling better now that I'm commenting days later. I wasn't fond f the adult version of that sweater (mine met with the swift too). I was looking forward to yours finished, thinking I might like a kids version. So now what am I gonna do? :) At least you didn't set my butt on fire like that poor sheep.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

And the stockinette sock is done.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Oh Amie, thank you for the picture of your humiliated sheep. Gave me a much needed laugh.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous new2kntting said...

Amie - Hope you feel better. Please add 4 pairs of baby socks to the count. Take care.

6:22 PM  

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