i realize i have not been posting alot lately, but there's really not much to post about. my days revolve around the programming blocks on TNT (i love you tyne daly
, please come to my house for pie) and the free stuff on craigslist. so far today i could have a horse trailer, a couple of guinea pigs, a cat, some broken stuff, and a package of adult diapers. not bad.
obviously without a job, i don't get out much. mostly i cruise the internet job listings and sit around knitting. that's okay though, because of the 8 items i want to make for my immediate family for the holidays, i now have 2.5 done. next is a hat and a scarf of my own design, this shirt
(in bright bright red), and the fat-bottom bag (as seen here by meilynne
to match this shawl
, which has but half to go! (that's only seven items... number eight comes later.)
i may have also started a sweater for myself, and might also be dreaming about some other sweater (it has charts!), and maybe also socks, which are hard and so probably not going to be happening any time soon. it's the "hard" that holds me back... not the 5676676 projects i have already started.
finished item number one: the spiral scarf, and it's lovely, if just a little floppier than i intended. i'm thinking of knitting up a small swatch to see if washing it will shrink it up a bit.
finished item number two: to go with, i have made a lovely spiral hat, modeled here by an unwilling Boy.up close.
gasp! shock! awe!
i'm also making a spiral bag
in matte black and sparkly black to match. i think it will be a nice set. spirally!
elsewhere in the apartment, while Boy is at work, julius boon, ph.d., hides in the dark caverns of the comforter, drinking bourbon and coffee and furiously writing his dissertation on oral weaponry.
he has conducted extensive research
and is proving to be quite the authority on the subject.
pickles, on the other hand, spends a lot of time sleeping. his behavior is all weird lately- he's hungry more, and he's always thirsty. now, this *could* be a result of his prescription, but i'm no fool. i know what's really going on. you can tell just by looking at him.