Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Drama: Table for One

Attention: Flu season has hit...with the full force of a Mac-10 truck..both girls have ear infections and I'm feeling all itchy and achy (fingers crossed that I'm not catching their cooties) which has completely interrupted my knitting time! I'm desperately trying to finish a Christmas blanket for my brother-n-law and sister-n-law, but the progress is slooowwwww....I mean incredibly slow..away..so with my needles a'clickin!I'm still tickin' (okay that was incredibly fruity, but hey it rhymed lol)

On a side note, I think I might start my knitting for the Masters Knitting Program through the TKGA..fingers crossed and I'll definitely post my progress on here..

Stay healthy, happy and nutty, Kim

Friday, August 27, 2010

Why Can't I Finish?!?!

Why is it when I get 80% of my project done I can't push past that last 20%? Every single time I get a project just about done I start another one. I figure its due to my being bored but still. Currently I have three projects I'm *just* about finished with but for some craaazy reason I just can't get into them...I have to be in the mood. I hate hate hate doing things, especially hobbies, when I'm not enjoying them. I suppose everyone has those moments but it's like I have FO A.D.D. Then to make matters worse I start other projects.

The first of one of those such projects was actually a test knit for Carol Sunday called Adam's Rib Hoodie...it was a complicated knit but I enjoyed the complexity of it and the challenge. But there it sits, languishing in its designated knitting bag beside my bed begging to be finished!


I think part of the problem is that I feel its too big for me. I'm actually debating on whether I should frog it and make another one..one with long sleeves..but I honestly hate to do this because it took me many many months to actually get it to this point.

The second such project Cloud Chaser..all that needs to be done with it is the collar..that's it!!! I was actually supposed to have this done prior to going to vacation at the beginning of this month..:/


The last but certainly not least is my daughter's socks. I have one fully finished and the other 1/3 of the way done..


To make my life more complicated I decided I would start two other projects, the Little Red Riding Hoodie and a self written pattern based loosely on another pattern I kinda liked..Hopefully I can get that one posted and even put on Ravelry :)..I suppose I like feeling as if I have plenty to do..and as long as its not stressing me out its fine..right?!?!

Knit and be Happy, Kim

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

True Meaning of Life

Ever since I was young I have been the rescuer...the rescuer of the kids on the playground that were being bullied..the rescuer of the stray dog..now that I'm older that hasn't changed..I've always felt that as humans we should always protect those who cannot protect themselves. I try to teach these simple principles to my girls and have actually gotten my husband on board. Yesterday we went to the rescue of a tiny terrier mix who was due to be put down today. The dog was an animal my daughter was familiar with and when we found out that he was brought to the pound we felt the need to act. So in lieu of this, I would like to formally introduce the newest member of our family, Scooter.


He's been acclimating well and after removing the ticks and fleas he became friends with his new sisters, Zoey and Paris (although Paris still isn't too sure about him). His brother, Barney, doesn't like him yet, but Barney's old and cantankerous.


God Bless and be happy, healthy and strong ~ Kim

Monday, May 3, 2010


Okay..so with all the free time I currently have on my hands I figured why not plant a garden..so with checkbook in hand I took a trip to the gardening section at Wal-mart and purchased 80 bucks worth of tools and plants. I worked all morning and after I was finished this is what emersed...a beautiful (but small) garden.

Now I just have to make sure I take care of it and be patient while waiting for my tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries and artichokes. I'll be adding lettuce, garlic and some additional tomato plants next week after I return from visiting my mom. I also planted some herbs in different containers...After my adventurous day of planting I was able to finish my bed pillow I've been working on for the past two weeks and I think it came out pretty adorable


...And I finally decided to start my test knit I am doing for Carol at Sunday Knits..Its kind of a complicated knit but I should be okay..

Until tomorrow!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Time On My Hands

Now that I am unemployed I have a plethora of time on my hands and have cleaned myself to complete boredom and reorganized my craft area....


and purged my fibers...


So now I have time to pursue what I truly love...sewing, knitting and spinning. I've also finally finished my mom's Cedar Leaf Shawlette; and


my Mother-in-law's quilt I made out of old furniture fabric samples...


I've decided to not only be a smarter consumer but to try and repurpose those things that would normally be thrown away. Tomorrow I'm going to take a trip to the Salvation Army to check out old shirts and dresses that can be repurposed into knitting bags and cinched purses. I'm also going to concentrate on using my stash rather than add to it (yeah I know I've said that before) Until tomorrow my fellow knitters, spinners and sewers!

Knit on!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Good Intentions

Well so much for the fiber diet...I think it has to do something with that word "diet." As soon as that word comes out between my lips I know I'm doomed! Yes I totally flopped my first few days of my fiber diet..I think I've bought more stash than ever...so starting today! Yes today! I shall follow through and buy NO MORE stash! (and no I'm not crossing my fingers behind my back) At least my UFO's are doing a tad bit better. I ended up frogging one of my sweaters and Kyrstin's scarf. She found another one she liked at Urban Outfitters so I'm going to "try" and re-create it. It actually looks fairly simple. We shall see.

Knit On!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Attack of the Stash

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to stash down...finish my UFO's and spin up my stash...yeah...good intentions right? While home one day last week I decided I would finally take pictures of all my yarny goodness together with all my fiber...then 110 items later I decided enough was enough..honestly when is stash just too much stash or is it like the mantra "you can never be too skinny or rich?" or "you can just never have too much stash?" I like to think if there ever was a nuclear holocaust that I'd be set...I could spin and knit many wears to help my family and others to survive..right?!? yeah right...so I ask you to join in my efforts to stash down with finishing up all those unfinished objects milling around in the dark depths of your closets! In short, this blog will become Kim's misadventures on her journey to not buy yarn *coughrightcough* and to finish those 30 or so UFO's just hanging around laughing at her..this should be interesting.

First UFO on my list:

1. Alex's socks 2% done (hilarious)
2. Alex's Central Park Hoodie 10% done
3. My Snow Drift Cardigan 55%
4. Fix my next door neighbors Kitty Hat (the pom pom came off)99%
5. Make my next door neighbor another Kitty Hat 0%
6. Kyrstin's Cowl (now) 0%
7. Owl Sweater 0%
8. Bobble Mittens 0%
9. Princess Mittens 0%

And I need to use and spin all that fiber sitting around mocking me. Seems doable..right? right? meh.