Thursday, May 1, 2008

Back in the saddle--almost!

I treated myself to a fun little dress at Loehmann's yesterday! Check it out!

I love it! It has a flounce running down the front and around the hem and it has lace trim on all the edges as well as inset lace on the skirt and at the waist! It sort of reminds me of the little hippy dresses I wore back in the day!

My hand is definitely getting better and I am looking forward to getting back to knitting. I plan on giving it a try this weekend. The problem is that I cannot really grip anything with my left hand yet, but I should be able to hold a needle. I have numbness in my thumb which I didn't have with the other hand. It is that tingling, pins and needles sort of feeling. Anyway, I go back on May 13th and I'm guessing I will start occupational therapy then. My first knitting projects will be the little Fete sweater I showed in my last entry--that's the little sleeveless one and this one:

I've loved this cardigan since I first saw it. It is from the Classic Elite booklet called "Make it Modern." I love everything in that book! This one is made out of Classic Elite Soft Linen. I am making it from a stash yarn! This is something new to me. I don't buy stash yarn. Don't get me wrong, I have a huge stash, but I purchase yarn for specific patterns then take months (sometimes even years!) to get around to making them. I happened to pick up 10 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed at my LYS when it was being cleared out. This is a tweedy yarn in a faded denim blue with beige specks that will go great with jeans. It is cotton, silk, wool and rayon. It will be perfect. I'm going to try to swatch it to see if I can really knit!

I also ordered more Double Sea Silk for the other little sweater. I'm still fighting the urge to go to Sheep & Wool to pick up some Tilli Tomas. I have such mixed feelings. She discounts for this sale. I object to that company's business practices though. She has a price fixing policy. There was a retailer who used to discount and Tilli Tomas refused to supply them when they found out. Bah hum bug to that!

Speaking of price fixing--I saw this outside the post office yesterday and it set my blood a boiling:

How can this be? Wasn't the 72% increase they just enacted last year enough? As it is, I won't be running my AC much this summer. This is corporate greed at its worst. Well maybe not. BG & E (Baltimore Gas & Electric) can get in line behind Shell Oil. I just heard yesterday that they had record profits last quarter. So all this increase in gas prices isn't entirely due to OPEC. One would think that at some point US Corporations would decide to just do the right thing and scale back their totally obscene profits a bit --maybe to just the rude level. That will never happen!

Okay. That's enough of a rant.

On a humorous note. Many of you are aware of my love for the blog Stuff White People Like. It cracks me up. Boy, am I white! Anyway, this entry will be appreciated by my knitting friends!

I am still waiting for Bird to upload some photos of his newly shaved beard! For those who don't know, he had been growing it since October. This was for a bet in which he would win a case of bear providing he grew the beard until April 30. You can view the progress of the beard here. Those last ones look like mug shots of some homeless person! Fortunately he is shaving it before he tries to get a job!

Tomorrow is Friday! Yoo hoo!

Bushism of the day:
"They could still be hidden, like the 50 tons of mustard gas on a turkey farm." --George W. Bush, on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, Washington, D.C. , April 13, 2004

Kitty cam:
Greg waits patiently on my bed while I get dressed in the morning!


  1. Very cute little dress! I also love the Make It Modern book, and specifically the pattern you show. I have that one on my list too. I do the same thing with my stash - I (usually) only buy yarn for specific projects (unless it's Tess or Brooks Farm, in which case all bets are off.) It just takes me forever to go through it, and sometimes I change my mind about what to do with the yarn once I finally get there, but I get to it eventually.

  2. Hmmmm, will she go?....Or won't she? Can't wait to hear! Take a few pictures if you do, 'kay?

    Also....LOVE the dress. Actually I love your whole wardrobe. Those cute sweaters in your last post? Yummy! Ya got great taste, girl.

    Hope to see you soon!


  3. I haven't shaved since SEPTEMBER. Get it right, damn.