Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Very Bad Things

I went to the Women in Business Fair today at navy pier and had lunch with Martha Stewart, the governor and the mayor. I Kinneared Martha and the governor as well as the state treasurer. I had a very bad day.
I was supposed to be on a 7:22 train. I got there 20 minutes early and missed the train because there was no parking spots. Then I could have taken the 7:42 if I would have been able to find a parking spot.
Finally in tears I got out of my car and asked the police man in the parking lot where I could park he suggested (without sarcasm) another train station I went there I missed the 7:57. I went in checked the schedule and learned the next train wasn't until 9;04 so I had an extra hour of waiting and I was going to be late - I had wisely packed knitting a new basic sock to start. So I open my purse and no yarn. I have my needles and no yarn. I walk back to my car check under the seats no yarn. I had an hour wait and no yarn an hour train ride and no yarn then an hour home and no yarn. To make it worse I ate dinner with Melissa and rode back on the train with her and she knit in front of me the entire way home.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

candy show

I went to the candy show downtown again this year and her is my stash of candy, I don't think this picture shows the depth. My favorite thing was the Eiffel bonbons, you can see part of the tin I got in the middle which may help give you an idea of the depth of this pile, it's about 4 inches high. We used to sell these bonbons as a fundraiser for my French club in high school so it was fun to see them. I haven't tasted them again since I ate so many other candies while I was there. I have to pack them up in my bag to bring to work tomorrow luckily I got some to keep and some to take to work.
On the knitting front it's 90 today so I had to turn my A/C back on and when it finally cools off I'm going to refinish the toe of stocking number one and start stocking number 2. I started working on untangling the yarn I dyed (which several people said "it's not as bad as you think it is) I got about 3 yards untangled in an hour last night... so feel free to come over and untangle.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post, time has certainly gotten away from me.

I got a grab bag of sock yarn from someone on Knitters Review so I have some more yarn to knit more socks. Melissa gave me More Sensational Knitted Socks for an early birthday gift at my blue party so I'll have lots of options when I pick out the first pair I want to make.
This weekend I had a blue party, we had both blue drinks and blue food. I really felt like in order to properly celebrate I needed to fit in with the color theme. I also had my nails done but I ruined on of them about 10 minutes after I had them done.
I also worked a little bit on my absorbomat and knitted one of the two Christmas stockings that I am currently commissioned to do. I did actually finish the first one then realized I had missed several rows on the foot and had to rip back and wasn't in the mood to redo it right away, I may have slightly frustrated with myself for not noticing that it didn't look right sooner!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Starting Christmas Early

So I got out my dye stuff on Thursday night and started working on Christmas projects this weekend. I had my mom pick up a pair of these busing tubs which worked out really well for my dying, I was using two colors and it was easier to keep the poured on colors separated in the little wells while the dye was exhausting. I had to do three applications of one of my colors, which won't be shown here so it took longer than I had anticipated to get a darker color, I ended up using a combination of kool-aid and Wilton cake colors.

I also picked up these two items at Coach Saturday night which were both on sale for the Labor Day weekend : )

It is also suddenly Christmas stocking season : ) I have two to work on in the next few weeks and spent some time working on that over this holiday weekend after picking up the yarn at the Yarn Exchange in DeKalb.. there's a link to them in my sidebar. I think they have every color of yarn that Brown Sheep makes, they really have an amazing selection.