Somewhere In Between the Madness

This weekend and next week are/have been completely insane and action-packed.

Somehow in the middle of everything I’ve found the time to:

mad knitting
how serious she looks!


  • Teach my youngest sister the knit stitch.

    She mentioned a few weeks ago that she was thinking about learning how to knit. We had a few minutes in between ice skating and dinner on Friday night, and I just so happened to have my Log Cabin afghan in progress sitting at the ready. She picked up the knit stitch quickly and easily and almost finished the (very long) row before we headed out for dinner.

    She is going to be an RA (apparently Georgia Tech was the only school to call them CAs) in a dorm at Cornell in the fall that is known for its SnB group. So much so that she was asked in her interview if she knit.

    SisM, “Not yet, but my mom and one of my sisters do.” Well, by the end of the summer, the answer to that question may be, “yes!”

  • Knit a strawberry hat.

    strawberry hat
    so sweet i can taste it!

    I love Ann Norling’s fruit cap pattern. I bought it a couple of years ago, set it to memory (it’s pretty basic; you can figure it out on your own), and have now knit five of these. Different colors, different sizes, different yarns… same effect: CUTE!

    This one I started and finished yesterday, 23 June 2007. I mostly knit it in the truck on the way to the Rush concert.

    The yarn is TLC Cotton Plus in red and moss. I knit it on US7 needles, both Addi Turbos (until the decreases) and KP Options (magic loop). I have wrapped it up to take to the baby shower in an hour.

There’s a couple of knits on the needles I haven’t mentioned here (but I have updated one of them on Ravelry) that I hope to push forward this week in between the vet visit, car service, hockey class, my day job, and various and sundry other tasks.

Finally, some fuzzy goodness for you. Normally Ginger is the one wanting to play with Boris and he just grumbles at her, but this day, Boris was feeling feisty, and he wanted to play with Ging. But she just wanted to chew on that stick! You also can’t tell here that Boris the Pug is about half the size of Ginger the boxer.

boris and ging
boris and ging

Happy rest-of-the-weekending!

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8 Comments so far

  1. Julie on June 24th, 2007

    That strawberry hat is too cute! As are Boris and Ginger. Pugs always look so sweet. :o)

  2. Stef on June 24th, 2007

    Isn’t it awesome when your siblings want to learn to knit? I taught my sister to knit years ago, but this winter when she visited me she asked for me to help her to make a sweater. It sounds so silly, but I was really proud. Coincidentally, she’ll be starting school to be an RN this fall. ^__^ Good luck to your sister in knitting and in her studies!

  3. Betty on June 25th, 2007

    I’m chuckling to myself that your sister was asked if she knit in her interview. What a humorous way to get movitated to learn how to knit.

    I love that strawberry hat!

  4. Marlena on June 25th, 2007

    Ha! Your week sounds exactly like mine, except substitute “softball game” for “hockey class.”

    The strawberry hat is very cute. I keep meaning to buy that pattern.

  5. Jess on June 25th, 2007

    You went to see Rush?! Awesome! How was it?

    Good for your sister wanting to knit – mine wants me to knit her socks but has no interest in learning to knit herself. Bah.

    Love the cap! I have that pattern, should dig it out. Very cute.

  6. stacey on June 25th, 2007

    That is great! I taught my sister as well but she likes crochet better…. :) cute puppies pic!

  7. Holly Jo on June 25th, 2007

    As I look back on my college years, I wish more than anything I knew how to knit. :) I was a RA (we had CA’s too – they were higher up) and all those late night duty hours wasted on JUST watching TV. :) And oh a dorm with a SnB? Wow. Your sister is in for some good times.

  8. E on June 25th, 2007

    I wouldn’t have graduated if I knew how to knit in college ;-)