Friday, October 5, 2007

The Answer Is Yes, Yes And Yes.

Over the last week or so I've been working for an attorney friend a day here and a couple days there. It has been great. I've been paid to answer the phone and knit, knit and knit. So that basically equals FOs (finished objects), which I will show in just a moment. The attorney and his wife attend out church and I had the joy of teaching her to knit last Spring. She hasn't been totally bit by the knitting bug, they have three very active little boys and a lot of her time is spent running to this practice and that practice, this school meeting and that school meeting, blah, blah, blah. She popped into the office yesterday and said that she had once again picked up her knitting and was moving right along on the gorgeous scarf she is making for a gift. But, as she was knitting she got to wondering how I can stand to knit day end and day out. So her question was, "Do you just enjoying the process or mainly enjoy the product?" My answer is, "Yes and Yes." Since I have about a zillion projects OTN (on the needles), I guess I am primarily a Process Knitter. I love the feel of the yarn and the needles in my hands. I cannot imagine life without knitting. Is there life without knitting? I also find great joy in the completion of projects as well. Maybe that is so I don't feel too guilty about casting something else on.

I finished Sara and Matthew's wedding hemlock. It turned out quite beautiful, hope they will be pleased. Little Miss Sara Joan said she got bored the other night and thought she would get caught up on reading my blog. That makes you feel good doesn't? Someone is reading your blog because they are bored? Anyways, over our coffee the other morning she asked, "What is hemlock?" I asked what exactly she had been doing, that is when she told me about her inability to sleep and little jaunt to mom's blog. Little bugger. She wasn't quite sure what it was but she noticed that the word "hemlock" was a different color than the other words so she clicked on it and mosied on over to Brooklytweed's blog showing his beautiful hemlock blanket. The picture here is theirs blocking.

Other FOs are my Fawkes socks. Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em. They might just turn out to be mine as I love the way they look and the way they fit. They truly are affectionate socks and since I only have one pair of my hand knitted socks from 3 or 4 years ago, I think I deserve them. All the many others I've knitted have been given as gifts.

Valerie DON'T LOOK!!!!!!!! I'm making progress on my Harry Potter Swap Pal's Hufflepuff bag. I'm quite pleased with the way it is turning out.

Okay, for the final YES. The question was asked of me, "Are you really as much of an idiot as you appear?" My answer to myself is, "Yes, undoubtedly I am." Why? You ask. Well, your actual response is, "Why, this time?"

I've signed up for yet another KAL. This one is for Romi's gorgeous "Muir" stole. Yeah, I know, I'm an idiot.

The second clue for Secret of Chrysopolis came out this morning. I'm not finished with clue one yet. In fact, I think I at about row 27 out of 90 for the first clue alone.

The first clue came out this morning for Secret of the Stole. I have yet to cast on, but I did print the chart out, that should count for something.

If I were to make a button to be placed on the right of my blog along with all my other buttons that was a depiction of my idiocy what do you think it should say? Any artsy fartsy person out there that wants to design one for me? I don't think I'm alone in this sickness, I'm sure there is a great need. Thanks for your support.

A picture of myself and the bride-to-be at a shower some friends had for her the other night.

12 comments:

Opal said...

I love the way your Hemlock came out! It's just beautiful!

Gail R said...

Peggy - you're not alone. I'm doing the SotS and have signed up for Mystic Waters. Plus doing Mediterranean Lace and the Unst Bridal Shawl so that's 4 lace pieces - and two sweaters and a bag for the DDIL... So let us continue on our merry way down the road of craziness.

Traci said...

You and your daughter are just gorgeous!
I still need to learn to knit.

Peggy said...

The Hemlock is beautiful! I think I need one.
How much yarn did it take?

Great pic of you and your lovely daughter. Stay happy!

Roseann said...

What a delightful post! Hemlock is drop dead gorgeous! I love your Fawkes socks, they are beautiful on you and I hope you keep them. I'm at work this weekend and I was curious to see what you are up to. Your blog is just the craeative boost I needed!

Holly said...

I love the shawl! So pretty. I'm sure you've guessed I'm a process knitter too.

June said...

Man, everything looks wonderful Peggy! I just finished helmlock myself and hope to block tomorrow! The picture of you and Sarah is wonderful!! Keep the socks, you deserve them :) ((HUGS))

Gail R said...

I've tagged you... details on my blog...

Alpaca Granny said...

You and you daughter are both beautiful! Sure you're not spoofing us about being a granny?
I marvel about how much knitting you do - yes, and finish.
I'm reading Wicked and thinking of you a lot. Duh! that didn't sound very complimentary, did it? Just remember you blogging about going to see it - and little green granddaughter.

CraftyGryphon said...

Lovely stuff. I'm trying to decide on Mystic Waters, myself, as I too at least printed out the SotS chart (plan to start Wednesday, I think).

Yay for process knitting... it certainly explains my 56 UFOs!

Valerie said...

Everything looks terrific and I closed my eyes and scrolled down when I saw my name. Your secret is safe!

Anonymous said...

Wow.. it is truly lovely!! Great job.. Toni from California !!