my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Friday, March 17, 2006

Knittin' o' the green

Green sleeves that is (which I know is a medieval English folk tune and not appropriate for today). I received my yarn barn order yesterday. I'll definitely buy from there again. I ordered on Monday and got the yarn Thursday. Unfortunately, it seems my original Ivy wasn't Orchid Line (which I confirmed by checking the label last night), but Soft Spun which has no flecks in it. See, the new sleeve has flecks. I think I'll be ripping sleeve one and adding some flecks to it. Which means I'll have some solid Ivy and some flecked Ivy as left overs. And I'll be knitting longer than I thought. I just don't think I could handle one solid green sleeve and one flecked green sleeve.

Note to self: if you've got a swift, use it to wind balls. I made a mess thinking I could wind one hank without a swift (even a makeshift one). Took me as long last night to wind this one hank as it did six, two weeks ago with the swift.

I was home alone last night (well I had Billy and Molly). Hubby was out with the guys (one fellow from his department is changing positions), so they were celebrating. I spent the night with Emperor Penguins. I bought "March of the Penguins" on demand. It made for great knitting, although that circle of life thing kind of gets to you when they spend so much time anthropomorphizing the birds. One question, for those who've seen it, if these mommas are so attached that one would try to steal another chick after hers dies, why don't they chase off the icky predator bird?

4 comments:

kim said...

oh, that's an important note to self! i've done that a number of times, "oh, i'll just wind this real quick" and then it is two hours later with a tangle of yarn. argh!

Anny said...

Re: the march of the penguin mamas not chasing away the predators...I totally don't get that either! It makes no sense to me. There's like 100 penguins around and one bird...couldn't they do something? And did you see all the baby penguin feathers in the air? It made me so mad. I guess it's survival of the fittest out there (and the food chain?) It's just hard to think about sometimes. It's just the way things are I guess...

Yarngirl said...

Hubby and I thought the same thing when we watched that!!! But still, it was an amazing documentary and I loved it. Beautifully filmed.

I couldn't live with one specked sleeve either - I think your doing the right thing!

Angela said...

On the last few posts you have mentioned the trials of a two year old boy, I am with you there!!! My little is getting increasinly demanding with every passing day. He has also decided that naps can occur at any time of the day. As in he decided not to nap until 5 - which means he will be up have the night, and so will I!! Hope all goes well with you little one!