"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Doll Stuff

I haven't been doing a whole lot of knitting lately. Just haven't felt like it. Mostly, I've been dinking around with doll stuff. I've been working on perfecting my doll hat design so it looks like the  picture in my minds eye. A couple weeks ago I finally got it. Amber is modeling for me.

I quickly wrote up what I'd done before I forgot. Then I tested what I'd written. It worked! Now I've got 3 perfect little hats.

I finished a little pink outfit for Josephine Lammily. 

I made another pair of shoes for her too. These ones are made with fabric rather than vinyl, though I used vinyl for the sole. They're better than the first pair, but not as good as I want. Hopefully, third time will be the charm.

As for everything else, I frogged the sock I was working on. I love the pattern, and the yarn, but I hated the two together. The pattern needs a yarn with more variegation. I will have to dig around in the stash.

The fairisle mitten is going along slowly. I've got about 15 rounds left before I start the top decreases.

The orange and blue mittens are moving along slowly too. I finished the first mitten and have just started the beginning of the thumb gusset on the second one.

I haven't worked on Moose at all. Sigh. It's hard for me to knit when I don't feel well. I've been struggling with nasty side effects from one of my meds the last few weeks. About 5 minutes after I take it I get horrible horrible gas and heart burn. I don't know what set it off, but it got so bad I couldn't sleep or eat, and I was throwing up, so I finally went and saw my doctor last Thursday. He's changed that particular med for another one. I'm feeling a little better now, though I won't know for sure if we've fixed the problem for 4 weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed that it has.

What I have been more interested in is working on Snowman Row. I've been working on snowman #11.

I only have one more snowman after this one and it will be finished. I am starting to get excited. I've been working on and off on this thing for 8 or 9 years now. I want to get it done!

Since my last blog post we've had snow, and most of it has melted away. We had one day early last week that was 51 degrees out, with sunshine. It was fabulous! But then winter returned and we got several inches of snow again. A couple days later it rained and melted most of it. Now they're saying more snow. Urg. I want spring.

Tomorrow I have KnitWits. I'm taking a coconut cake for the refreshment. It's my birthday week too, so this will be my birthday cake. I'm waiting for it to cool right now before I frost it. The darn thing didn't want to come out of the bundt pan so it broke when it came out. I can hide it all under frosting, and it should taste good despite itself.

One more thing. I'm having computer problems. For some reason Windows has suddenly decided it's not a genuine authentic version. It's causing all kinds of problems that are extremely annoying. We think the new hard drive and memory might have something to do with it. We've spent several hours trying to fix it ourselves, to no avail. So tomorrow the plan is to call Dell tech support and see if they can help. I expect to be on the phone for a long time. I've got the same Windows 7 on my computer as it had the day it arrived from Dell. It shouldn't be doing this.

I haven't been blogging a whole lot of late, but I haven't lost interest in it. I just haven't been making the time to do it. I will try to post more often. I've got lots of ideas. I just need to implement them.

I think I might have the winter blahs.

Live long and prosper. \\//

1 comment:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday, Sweetie.
    Sorry you are feeling punk. Hope
    to see a smiley back here soon, letting us know you are back to your chipper self.
    Spring is on the way!
    Love you,
    Jan and Ed