Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rainy Days are Here Again

All week I've been trolling around other people's blogs willing them to make new posts so I can read them and be entertained by their knitting adventures. And yet, I have sadly neglected my own blog. I don't feel like I've been doing very much but I thought I might as well share what little I have been up to.

I know that I promised there would be pictures from my trip soon, and there will be. Again, it was hard to delve into them today. I spent the better part of Wednesday morning pawing through them again to try and get some sort of slide show together for friends and family. I have it all there but... well... I'm just not crazy about it. I mean, it does what I want it to do, mostly, but it just looks so unprofessional. I'm not very good with getting my mac to do exactly what I want it to do just yet so everything just looks a bit amateur. The more I think about it the more frustrated I get. I was going to break down and ask a friend to come and help me put it together again (3rd times a charm) but I feel bad because I know he's very busy. Plus, if I have to present this on Sunday at church there's no time for a massive redo. Tomorrow I'm going to be spending some time with my mom and Saturday I'll be at my grandparent's house for most of the day. :::Sigh::: I guess we'll see how it all pans out.

As for knitting, I have been getting some of that done. I haven't felt much like getting out since my stomach has been in rebellion for almost a week so I've taken back up my hobby of watching movies or TV and knitting away. I started another Warm Woolies sweater in a slightly larger size to offer some options on my current pattern.
I only have about 1 or 2 more inches to go until I start the sleeve openings.

I also finished the second set of Warm Woolies socks that I started when I was on my trip.
The newly finished ones are on the right (I put the first pair in for size comparison).
Cute huh? I love how I was able to get 2 pairs of socks out of just 7 oz. of fabric. And I still had a little bit left over. Maybe a stripe on the sweater or something of that nature.

The weather around her has also been perfect for knitting. The mornings start out hot and humid (ok, maybe not perfect for knitting) but by the afternoon thunderstorms have rolled in and between 2 and 7 p.m. we usually have a pretty loud storm. I woke up from a nap this afternoon in the midst of such a storm. Now it's pretty much moved on which means I need to dash out and run some errands before another strikes up around here.


Shirley Goodwin said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for dropping by my blog! I adore the Yarn Harlot and reas her blog every day. I wish I had HER job!

Moldova, huh? Not a very well-known part of the world. Hope you're feeling better and adjusting to being back.

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

Hi Mel, you are cranking out the knitting! I hope you feel better soon - how yuk to come home and have the innards feel out-of-place - speaking of which, the cat butt was funny!
have fun on Sunday!