My nails are ready for the Oscars.
Archives for February 2013
This adorable face:
Did this to my knitting:
He didn’t just do it by accident. He jumped in my knitting bag, and pulled out my shawl, and dragged it across the floor, for his own personal amusement. Good thing the damage is slight, and that I know how to fix it.
And, lucky for Clyde, he’s awfully cute.
On this day that feels like a Sunday but isn’t a Sunday (and that fact will mess with our heads for the rest of this week), I have been knitting, my daughter has been tweeting like crazy, my son is practicing his clarinet, my hubby is being amazing by making some needed adjustments to my new footrests, we had tacos for dinner (which is one of the few dishes in my repertoire that everyone will eat), and Clyde? He’s been sleeping and cuddly:
Clyde has the right idea. This is what Second Sundays are for.
I’ve been making slow but steady progress on my Color Affection shawl:
I’m concerned that the shawl seems very wide but not too deep so far. I hope that when it’s all done that it’s big and snuggly. I suppose if needed I could make the border section wider. The shawl is intended to be a gift, and I want it to be a big, warm hug to the recipient.
I am very pleased with the yarn. It is Dream in Color Starry, which is the same as Smooshy yarn, I think, except that there is a tiny silver thread running through it. I like that this shawl is going to have a little bling.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t getting at least a little bit bored. I’m at that stage in the knitting where it feels like I’m doing an awful lot of knitting but not making a lot of progress. And, it doesn’t help that the rows are sooooo wide now. I’m dying to make something else, like a simple hat or a scarf, but I know that if I stop now, this would just land on my huge pile of already abandoned projects. So, I will knit on. I am determined that this project will be finished and delivered. Wish me luck to keep going…
Today I attended Farpoint Con in Timonium, MD. Now, I wouldn’t consider myself “into” the whole “nerd convention” scene, but as it happens, I am a fan of the Animaniacs, and Pinky & The Brain. Rob Paulsen, voice of Yakko Warner and Pinky, was going to be there, so I decided to brave the nerd fest and go with my boys to meet him. He was genuinely nice and gracious to his fans. I must have been all gushy when I went up to him because he treated me to this special serenade:
Thanks, Rob! It was really fun meeting you.