Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Hump Day

Trying to come up with a subject to write about tonight and ... yeah, well -- I got nothin'! It is midweek and I am just trying to get over the hump and to the weekend!

Not much has been going on the past few days in my knitting world. I haven't started the hot water bottle cover yet-- can't find a yarn I will enjoy. Decided that if I am so keen to make one, it should be for me -- and T agreed. He thinks it would be a great thing to have (go figure!). So now I am stuck trying to find a yarn I enjoy that won't show too much animal fur (when you have 2 dogs and 2 cats -- all of different colours and coat types, yarn colour and ability to be de-shedded is an important consideration! I cast on a few times in a pretty orange acrylic but can't seem to get beyond the cast on. Maybe I am thinking about it too much -- it is just a cozy after all!

No knitting news means no WIP, FO or yarn choices photos -- when there is no knitting -- you get critter shots or selections from my old pictures (today you are in luck - Curly is dozing on the couch beside me and looking sleepy/cranky/cute!) he is about as close to a wool shot as I will have tonight!

Oh, I did get some stitch markers in the mail yesterday from Hide and Sheep ... this is the second order I've had from them and I have to say that I really like them. Very dainty markers that do not get in the way of my knitting, with fun coloured beads and funky coloured wire! Nice stuff -- good service -- I enjoy them!

Duffy just joined Curly and I ... they are dear friends and have bonded over the fact that both are happiest when I am not knitting! Neither of them likes to see me knit -- a lap filled with needles and yarn is not the most comfortable place for a critter, and certainly if the hands that usually are giving ear and tummy rubs are filled with wool and knitting needles! Both are quite pleased that there is no knitting tonite!

Gotta go -- hopefully knitting news/progress tomorrow!


lexa said...

If I'm knitting it doesn't stop Pumba -- he pushes himself in anyways. I'm always poking him. I just have to be careful that I don't poke him in the eye.

I knit my hot water bottle covers out of Bernat Denimstyle.

Donna said...

No advice re the hot water bottle cover from me. I use the ever popular and microwavable Magic Bags!

Shannon said...

Hi Heddy! My mom (Donna Murray) sent me your blog so I've been reading it. I'm a knitter but NOTHING like my mom :-) It was great to see the pictures of Tracy's baby, I was wondering if you have an e-mail address or somehow I could get in touch with her? I haven't talked to her in YEARS and we were buddies in high school. You can post on my blog or my e-mail address is shannon.bertels at rogers dot com. Thanks!