Thursday, January 31, 2008

Knitting Knews 12-31-08

Today we will discuss UFO's.

And for those of you not hip with knitting lingo:
UFO=UnFinished Objects, not the ships the little green men ride in
Frog=Rip out
Frog Pond= The place unloved projects go when I decide to rip them out and recycle the yarn instead of finishing them.

I have several UFO's right now. 2 that I had termed "eternal" UFO's.

Eternal UFO #1, the HP house scarf.
Started around August 2004.
Approximately 50% finished.

Eternal UFO #2, the Poncho intended for Tiff's birthday 2005
Started around February 2005.
Finished(!!!) January 2008.
So it's only 3 years late. At least it was a surprise present.
Now I just need to get it mailed out. And pray it still fits.

As for my other UFO's, I have decided that unless I am actively working on them still (aka pinwheel blankie and baby sock) I will frog them and prep the yarn for re-use by the end of February. So the projects that hit the frog pond are: the beginnings of an afghan that was intended for an ex-boyfriend's mother, the sleeveless sweater with a BIG gauge problem, and the dratted headband that should NEVER have been started in fuzzy yarn. The rainbow scarf and the crocheted project bag, both of which were about half finished, are already gone.

Today's Weather

It is currently 20 degrees with a snowing sideways chill of 2.


And I need to go get groceries. I am trying to decide if I should wait for it to clear up some, or go now in case it gets worse later.

Apparently, as bad as it looks out there, the roads aren't really that bad. I just saw somebody drive by doing at least 35, and they haven't even sanded Broadway yet.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I made an interesting discovery today.

Now I have to wonder how Google sorts search results.

Go to Google. Search for "strange business" (without the quotes). Scroll to the bottom of the page, and check the result that is 3rd from the bottom.


Of course... it had to be the post that was probably the grossest I ever made that made it to the first page on a Google search result...

Although, if you use, and search "view from my bedroom" you'll find one of my entries as the 5th result on the page. My world domination seems to be starting off stronger across the pond for some reason...

Anyway, I'm feeling a bit better, aside from the foot in my ribs. Head is still a little stuffy, but not so much that I'm dizzy anymore. Rickey called from his buddy's cell, and when I tried to call him back, I discovered he wasn't in the same room as he was last time... and I don't want to call his boss this late... so I will have to wait until tomorrow to call him... he'll probably be pissed... but he COULD have mentioned his room number when he called earlier...

I'm making a good bit of progress on the pinwheel blankie... 2 11 round stripes left, then the border, and threading ribbon through the eyelet rounds I made to break up the monotony of that much stockinette stitch. When it's done it will be approximately 36 inches across, so not huge, but still... the final round will have about 550 stitches. I think the total number of stitches will amount to somewhere around 32000. It's a serious labor of love... and I will never ever make one of these on needles this small ever again. Unless I have another baby. Or someone pays me a LARGE amount of money.

Some cops...

Should be a little more understanding. For a woman in her position, $123 is NOT a small amount. Honestly... *eye roll* A warning would have been sufficient.

TAMPA, Fla. - Gina Boyd's day already had soured when her 3-year-old daughter began vomiting in her Dodge Caravan. Then she got a traffic ticket. Boyd, 27, got a $123 citation from a Hillsborough County deputy on Monday after she made an improper U-turn to attend to her vomiting daughter.Boyd is a stay-at-home mother of three whose husband is in the Army. He is currently serving in Iraq. Boyd realizes she violated the law but wished the deputy had exercised discretion upon seeing why she had made the improper turn.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said Boyd committed an illegal U-turn and got a citation for it.


Information from: The Tampa Tribune,

Tuesday, January 29, 2008



I'll be back when I'm better k?