Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year!

I have no resolutions. None. I don't think "figure out my friggin' LIFE" counts.
I do have a mission, though. Bath and Body Works is holding their annual sale, 3 shower gels or lotions for $15. This is the mothership of all sales, and is where I stock up on yummy-smelling things for the entire year. Since I don't wear perfume, this is pretty much it for me. So after I run my 4 miles, which I'm going to do after I post this, I'll go get ready and head to the mall to brave the throngs. Since the line for checkout is usually at least half an hour long, I'll bring my knitting. And y'all KNOW it has to be a big deal for me to even bother with nonsense like that, since I generally don't do the big hectic sales at all.

Which brings me current projects!

Here is a sock in progress. It looks complicated, but that's just the way the yarn is made. It knits up like that all by its own little self!

As you can see, I'm working it on 3 double-pointed needles. The 4th needle isn't shown here, but there is another one. This is so that I can knit it in one continuous tube with no seams. It's a pain to start, but pretty mindless once you've got it going.

And here is the sweater I'm making. Like I said in a previous post, it's very light and sheer, and is meant to be worn over a tank top. I really like how it's coming along so far:

And a closeup so that you can see a little bit of the beading I'm adding to it. The color is more like the first picture shows, though.

Maybe my resolution is to knit more. There's nothing like using a nervous tic to your own advantage.


Anonymous said...

Oh how cute! You are very good at that. As for B&BW sale, I bought all of my stuff online last weekend and got it in about 3 days. I think I paid $3.00 a piece for some of the body creams (regular size), so I felt like the S&H was worth it not to stand in line with 500 of my closest friends and neighbors. I took Shelby and Brooklynn to Towne East Mall today and I was surprised at how uncrowded it was. Found good sales too. Maybe a lot of the population of Wichita was still hungover from last night!!!! There's a big advantage to being old, boring, and one who dislikes the taste of alcohol. Love ya, JJ

Anonymous said...

I love the sweater & can picture it on you. Actually I can also picture you in you scout uniform with your socks too. Can't think of a better way to dress up a scout uniform. Cute. You are one talented lady!