(Warning! Crankiness ahead! You may want to skip down to the knitting content.)
Damn, it’s cold again. Yesterday was a nice respite, with temps that went up above freezing. But we’re back to low temps and nasty wind chill today.
Those of you who are getting ready to fire off an email to me to tell me (in a superior way) how cold it is where you are and how I don’t know what cold is? Don’t bother.
Yes, I’ve actually received emails like the above when I mention it’s cold. Some people have way too much time on their hands.
Yes, I know that there are many places colder than Washington DC. It’s sub-arctic where you are? Good for you. You can have it. It’s cold enough for me here. It’s all relative, you know? It’s colder than is normal for DC. This is all I’m saying.
Can you tell I’m still cranky? Yes, there are idiots everywhere, my friends. But there seems to be a higher concentration of stupidity in my general vicinity.
Speaking of idiots . . .
Yesterday there was a bunch of Roe Vs. Wade demonstrators downtown. When I went to take the train home, the train was jammed with these animals.
I’m not disputing that these people have the right to assemble peacefully or believe whatever they want. What I take exception to is them nearly ripping the door off the train and trying to push people off the train because they want to board an already overcrowded train, even though the driver is repeatedly announcing that there is another train three minutes behind us. This is not decent human behavior.
TGIF. Ya know?
Yesterday Joe asked in my comments if I had ever done any lace knitting. Why yes, I have. There’s a “lace knitting” category in my knitting gallery, the link to which is in my sidebar. Joe also asked — what the heck do you do with it when you’re done? That’s a good question!
I’ve got several lovely lace shawls that have never been worn. I do keep two in my office — the Highland Triangle and Summer in Kansas. If the office is cold, I huddle in one or the other of the two, depending on how cold it is — the Highland Triangle is warmer, being heavier.
And I’ve given my mom two lace shawls — a black one and a white one. She and my dad go on cruises several times a year, and the shawls are great to wear on the formal evenings.
And I’ve made a couple of shawls for other people as well.
But I think the reason I stopped knitting lace is because I have more shawls than I can possibly use in a lifetime.
Mmmmm . . . pepparkakor! A surprise gift from the ever-generous L-B!
From my comments:
Can Lucy have kitties? She sure would make a beautiful mommy. She is the prettiest cat I have ever seen.
Lucy has been spayed, so no motherhood for her. There’s a guy in my office who has a neutered male Ragdoll kitty, named Tabasco. We’ve conjectured that if neither of our cats were neutered, we could collaborate on some beautiful kittens!
Since Lucy was two years old when I got her, I missed out on her kittenhood. I can only imagine what a beautiful baby she must have been!
When you knit with Kureyon do you take the yarn from the middle every time(to start rolling your ball of yarn) or do you take the yarn from the outside?
I’ve used the yarn from the center of the ball consistently on all my Booga Bags.
That’s all for now folks. May your Friday move swiftly towards the weekend! And to start it off with a laugh, check out this auction on eBay France.