Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Things I LOVE

I LOVE deciding that I won't have surgery on my finger, since I am now able to do all the things I need to do and I don't really need the tip of my little finger to do those things. The thought of not having to go through surgery and PT is making me giddy with happiness.

I LOVE the blossoms on my tangerine tree - they smell wonderful
I LOVE my dog Buster. He is as sweet as he looks. I love Max and Greta and the cats, too, but I thought this picture needed to be shared.

I LOVE the book I'm reading: Too Far From Home, by Chris Jones. It's about the astronauts who were stranded on the space station after the shuttle Columbia was lost. Just a fascinating story!

I LOVE my Socks That Rock - This is the first sock, and the pooling colors are so beautiful. I thought this yarn would stripe, so I am thrilled that the result is this (front)

and this (the back)I sure hope the second sock will match. Progress is slow, as I only have about an hour each evening to work on this.

What I mostly love is that I have so many more things to list on this post than I did on the last.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Know what I hate?

I hate when I cut my finger and find out I severed the flexor tendon and I have to go have my finger flayed and fixed.

I hate that I can't knit. Believe me, I tried. I did about 12 stitches, very slowly, but the pain was icky and I gave up.

I hate giving up.

I hate waiting for the doctor's office to open so I can call them to schedule the aforementioned flaying. Craig thought I would take a photo of my sliced pinky and show it on the blog but I decided not to. I will post a photo of the after-surgery if it's disgusting enough.

I promise to post a pic of my STR sock which is going to be beautiful. I hope I can start working on it again soon.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


It's March and the temps today hit the 90's. Whew! Here is what I originally thought was a hummingbird (picture taken with high speed setting while the moth was in flight - how cool is that?), and a lazy black bee which was blissfully buried in the same flowers.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Rockin' Socks

I used to hate knitting socks. I love it now that it's about the only thing I can wear here in the desert. Anyhow, I finished my first self-designed pair last night, and they are cute, and I will post a picture as soon as I make a light box, which I've been wanting to do for a long time.

Yesterday I got the first shipment of the 2007 Socks That Rock yarn 'n stuff (stuff being a binder and a button and a very cute teeny tiny skein of yarn for emergency use). The yarn they sent is too beautiful for words, so that will also have a picture (soon, I swear).

My daughter, who finds the best stuff online, sent me this link, in case you are looking for pirate bandages or other cool stuff.