Tuesday, January 29, 2008
In sight but not quite there yet. I've got so many things I'm close to being done with that it's not funny. One thing I did finish FINALLY is my brother's hat. Here are a few pics...it's still drying so no modeled shot yet. Here is a picture of it in the water soaking. See how the water is blue? That was about ten seconds after I put the hat in there. Trust me it got darker. Regardless, I think it came out ok and my brother will like it, provided it fits. I ran out of yarn and had to make it a bit smaller than I wanted. We'll see when he gets it.
Seeeee, two mittens! What you don't see, is the right one is still missing a thumb. I could have done it today but I put it off in favor of doing other things. Like going through my Selbuvotter book trying to decide which ones to do next. ;) Either way I absolutely adore these and am thrilled with how they came out.
I'm also almost done with my socks for the Keegan Lane Yarns sock club. It's such an easy, fast and addicting pattern. I'm already planning to make more after this pair. I will be glad though to have these done, I want to wear them!
The other thing is I spun most of the second half of my Electric Sheep November fiber. Remember the blue/black/white/gray wool? Yep that one. I'll probably finish it and ply tomorrow. And then pictures! I'm not sure what I'll do with it, maybe sell it in my etsy shop. I'm needing to put something in there! I need to do some stitch markers too...
Well I never did make it to the Knit Group on Sunday. I didn't make it to work either, or on Monday or today. We got so much snow it's not even funny. My boss sure didn't think it was funny but honestly. I live 20 miles out in the middle of cow country. We got like 3 feet of snow, and I have a Scion xb, and a civic hatchback. Our roads didn't get plowed for two days, and only today they finally did the dirt road. The scion actually did ok yesterday and today but honestly Chad's job is more important than mine, in that he makes more, has been there longer, works full time. So I let him take the car. Yep, boss man was NOT happy. There was nothing I could do though. They haven't fired me but he wants to "talk" about it. When I called in for Monday, he's like well can't your husband drop you off on his way in? I told him that Chad doesn't work for another two hours, and then I only work until ten and would have no way home. He didn't think that was an acceptable answer...
Anyway we are due for more snow tonight, and tomorrow night and Thursday. So it's a good thing I don't work again this week or I'd be really pissing them off. Seriously though, this is the first time in 15 years we've gotten this much snow, schools are closed for the first time in 12 years, they are telling people not to go out unless it's an emergency, and I'm a little pissed that they were mad at me for not making it in! Seriously??? In Idaho they ordered people to stay off the roads. Not just a "try to stay in" thing, just DON'T. Anyway I'm a bit steamed up about that. Especially since I called the night before, both times and told them there was a 95% chance I wouldn't make it. They were completely unconcerned! Ok ok I'm done, I'm sure I'll get the chance to "express myself" about it.
Wanna see what I'm talking about though? Here are some snow pictures. This first one is our truck that doesn't run so well and it's parked on the lawn but still, it shows how much we got!Some neat tree pictures. The snow really weighs on them, we had some break already.
And this is looking down the driveway. Well one of the two driveways. We don't use this one as much in the winter since it's going down a hill and then you have to go back up a hill on the road. Our other one cuts straight through the edge of our property through to the road and is better in the winter.So yep, the last three days have been kinda nice in that I've just mostly sat around knitting and spinning and cuddling/playing/herding the kids. Makes me wish sometimes that I lived back in the day, simpler times. Perhaps not easier, but I think it would be less stressful. I'm one of those women who like being at home with the kids, and wish I never had to get a job. Sure I need to get out of the house. I just think that the more advanced society gets, the more complicated life is. I could deal with just staying home and cooking, sewing, knitting, cleaning. I could deal with the cleaning if I didn't have to worry about school and work and such...
Well I can dream right?