Adventures of a girl who purls

Watch me knit and purl and knit and purl and sometimes even spin!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

May the Force Be With You!

Did you know that ball winders don't come with a recommended speed limit? I think they should. I was winding to my hearts content and all of a sudden yarn flew past my face. It took me a minute to realize (and stop my hand) what had actually happened. There lay a chunk of my dear yarn on the floor. Centrifugal force is a mighty force I find. Off went my yarn into the wild blue yonder and back down again in a tangled lump on the floor. Just then 2 screaming 3 year-olds need me to extract a bug from the bouncy thing outside and it is a matter of life and death. Well I'm really really sorry my sweet children but don't you see this mass of tangled yarn...that is more a matter of life and death (and cannot be left unattended due to said 3 year olds and their charming little brother. Finally I conquer the yarn and go off in search of the offending bug. It is 1 (count it 1) rolly poly bug on a rather large bouncey. So I pick up the bug and toss him on the grass....the whole while the children are screaming because I am touching a bug. My dear children how did you expect me to get him off did ask me to do that didn't you?

I have finished my color blox socks for the six-sox KAL. Imagine me finished with the socks... and it's not even the middle of the month. What is wrong with this picture. So with all my spare time I will be starting the glad ragg socks from April which never did happen. I was going to start them this weekend. I had all my lovely beads strung and finished 6 rounds of 8 rounds total of rib and hit a knot. I have never experienced the horror of all knitters...the knot. So why now...that I have beads strung do I hit my first knot...can't ignore that. But alas Murphy's Law another great force!

I also started on a sweater just like the ones I made for the girls back in October (okay so they were only started in October...not sure when they were actually finished. I know before January) in a light bright blue for the darling handsome man in my life.