Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Reality continues to ruin my life. (Bill Watterson)

Just in case you haven't seen it yet... here's my tattoo.

Isn't it pretty? It's caused quite a bit of a stir, by the way. I had mentioned it on Facebook (okay, I was bragging), and my sister brought up our long-running joke that whenever I do something she gets blamed for it. (It's just a joke, since everyone knows that the truth is that my mom blames me for everything because I'm the oldest!) Well, one of my aunts up north read our comments back on forth, and took them seriously. Mom gets a call from another of her sisters, urging her to forgive and forget. Poor mom, who had already seen the tattoo, didn't know what her sister was talking about. End result, my sister and I BOTH got blamed!

On the fiber side of life, I've finally got some finished objects to show off. Lately I've been binding off a project and just setting it aside so that I could immediately cast on the next project. I've ignored buttons, seams; I haven't even taken the time to weave in the ends of the yarn. I still have quite a pile to finish, but I did manage to accomplish a few things.

The baby gift for my computer tech is finished, and ready whenever the baby is. He was supposed to be by Monday and never showed up, so I'm wondering if his wife went into labor this past weekend.

I did a couple more bibs, in blues. These were intended as grandmother gifts but since the grandmothers in question are, um, less than enthused with the situation I may wait for a bit before sending them my gifts.

After knitting the bibs, I had quite a bit of Lily Sugar'n Cream left over. So naturally I went on a dishcloth binge. I swear I can knit these in my sleep!

Becka's socks were finished a while ago, but I never bothered to weave in the ends. They are now ready to wear, just in time for the new school year. (Too bad they are not in dress code.)

My just needs finishing pile is down to just the Riva sweater and the slippers. But I'm ignoring them in favor of my new projects: a pair of socks for me, a baby sweater for Becka's friend, and the shawl for the mother-daughter knit-along. (Is it really a knit along if only one person is actually knitting the project?)