Friday, September 23, 2005

Sock it to me!!!

I have finally found the joy in the knitting of socks. It is fairly inexpensive, easily portable, and a small enough that they can be finished in a couple of weeks - unless you are me knitting this current pair of socks. I may even knit a pair for myself. I have again found the joy in knitting, and the joy of finishing projects. However, I will modify the pattern, and make a short cuff as I don't care for the longer leg version of the socks.

That being said, we are GOING BACK TO KANSAS CITY unless the Sofa King doubles back on me. I will have to get DS's yarn and pattern out of gift jail, and I should probably knit her sweater before I knit a pair of socks for myself. I would hate for her to feel neglected and get "mean".

I never never considered that I would miss Kansas City, familiar surroundings, my favorite knit shops, the four seasons, and most certainly my family. In truth, I don't know if I hate it here because it is so unfamiliar, or because I really hate it, but I do know that I miss my family, and I miss my life - difficult as all of them can be...

(sing along)
Kansas City here I come, right back where I started from... Socks and all.

Monday, September 12, 2005

These socks are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do...

The first in the pair of the dreaded socks is nearing the finish line, and it may have to be an only child as I am going to take a class on Friday that employs the "dropped stitch" stitch. Who knew that I was so creative right from the start (making all those serendipitous "dropped stitches"), as I have been dropping stitches since needle first met wool in my hands??? Of course, I am yet to find out what a real dropped stitch is, but I am looking forward to the knowing.

I am so excited to be knitting again that I have decided I may even make the accompanying shawl that goes with the drop stitch tank top - the project for the class on Friday. I have even recaptured some of the joy of knitting socks, some not all. Some people say sock knitting is addictive - I think those people smoke crack!!! My thought is, either put down the crack pipe or SHARE damn it!!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Long Silence is Broken, the Knitting Hussy is Back!!!

It has been a month since my last post, and life has changed so very much with the move to Las Vegas, Nevada. I have tried to remain positive, and with that there are some things I am very positive about. I am positive I hate the desert! I am positive I hate most of the people who live in the desert! I am positive I hate the rules, rules, rules that Nevada has for everything! It is a wonder there isn't legislature for the tying of shoes! I also equally hate the traffic, the heat, the Sprint non-cell-type coverage/reception that they do, or rather don't have here. Back to being positive, I AM POSITIVE I hate all of those things! Change is hard for me, and maybe I hate them because they are different than what I know, or maybe I just truly hate them. Only time will help me bear this out. On the up side, if there actually is one, is that there is a nice knitting shop that is about 5.5-6 miles away, and some very nice people work there. They must not be from the desert... Of course I am still working on those bastard socks, and I am determined to finish them because generally I find almost as much joy in finishing a project as I do the knitting itself. I just chose such a BORING color to knit a PAIR of socks with on #2 needles. Next week, life may return to some degree of normalcy as I start transcribing for the service that works with SMMC. Knitting will again become a much loved hobby again instead of my sole companion... Looking forward to the love of knitting. Maybe I won't hate everything so much once I start working and have a little purpose again - who am I kidding, of course I will still hate everything, everything but knitting...