Saturday, February 25, 2006

Injured, but not down for the count

Patti Asked:

Your mittens are great. After seeing you the other night, I'm surprised you can knit at all. How long will you be in the sling?

I've been out of it for the most part now, but I do have to use it now and then. My doctor doesn't want me to get stiff, so I have to move it. I am starting physical therapy soon. It was difficult, but I'd probably knit 5-15 minutes every hour or so. I was determined to finish! I'm very glad I picked this project now. I hope you're going on the shop hop! I'm so excited, I can't wait!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Slow and steady wins the olympics!

I did it! I knit on them a few minutes each hour and finished the convertible gloves. Yes, the cuff is ginormous, but I like them that way ;) This pair will be given to my Mom. I hope she likes them!

This was my first pair of mittens, and I had to learn several new things. I'm very glad I picked this project, but if I were at 100% I think it would've been a little too easy, and I'd have had to add things to feel like I had accomplished anything. However, with the injury, it added a new barrier, and is probably good for my shoulder to knit.

And don't forget to check out the Tigard Knitting Guild Shop Hop blog! I'm on the committee this year and am helping set it up. It will be so much fun, come join us if you can!







Sunday, February 19, 2006

Very little knitting going on

I've been working on my knitting. I can knit for a few minutes at a time, and I finished the first mitten. I think if I keep knitting for a few minutes and then putting it down, I just might finish.

Don't forget about the Tigard Knitting Guild shop hop y'all! I'm on the committee to help set it up. We're gonna have a great time, and we'd love to have you there. I'll be posting updates on the blog as to what we're doing. click the link to watch our progress!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Knitter Down!

Last night while I was in the bathroom at Borders, there was an overflowed toilet. Someone deliberately stuffed too much paper down the toilet to take me out of the Knitting Olympics. "Whyyyyyyyyyy? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy?" I suspect Tonya Harding. Anyway, I slipped on the water and got my arm caught in a rail. My shoulder is dislocated. I go tomorrow to the orthopedic surgeon to find out what needs to be done. Dammit. Keep a sharp eye out for Tonya Harding, people.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

JenLa Blog problems

Debi wrote:

Heather- I told both Jen and La about your problem. Have you emailed Jen directly?

I've been able to find a yahoo address for La and sent her an offline IM about it, but because I can't even access their site, let alone their blog, I can't find any contact info for Jen. It is really driving me nuts. I'm thinking it is a problem between my isp and their host. I've contacted my isp and it was just pointless. I knew they'd blame it on someone else. The error I get is:

ForbiddenYou don't have permission to access /jenlablog/index.php on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.33 Server at www.knottygirls.com Port 80

I can't even get to the knottygirls site...I get the same error. It really is driving me crazy, because I loved reading their blog. I can still see the titles of their blog entries because I have it set up on my yahoo page, so it is just heartbreaking.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Day one....

I got the ribbing done for the cuff. I knew that part would be no problem ;) Now comes the harder part. Hope everyone is doing well in their projects! If Jenifleur or LA are reading this: *sob* I still....can't....*sob*....see....your....*sob*....blog! *sniffle*

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Knitting Olympics in the Oregonian

Did you happen to see the article in the Oregonian about the Knitting Olympics? If not, you can go HERE and view it online. It will ask you for your zipcode, but they don't make you give your life history to view it. If you want to put in another zipcode than your own, put mine in :) 97132. In any case, it is a great article about how Portlanders are gearing up for the Knitting Olympics. It also has locations where you can go to sit with other Olympians and knit. If you haven't signed up for the Knitting Olympics, I'm afraid you are too late to sign up, but you can knit along! See if you can push youself to do something. This is supposed to be something you can possibly accomplish, but something that pushes you, or something new to learn. Some people are going completely psychotic and doing intricate lace or intricate fair isles, which for me would be enough to get me a brand spanking new white straight jacket. If that is a realistic goal for you, than I applaud you. There are now more Knitting Olympians than there are Sport Olympians! Isn't that amazing? The knitting community never ceases to amaze me. Go team DPN!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

More Pictures of Leavenworth, WA

As promised, more pictures of Leavenworth:







Monday, February 06, 2006

Practice proves challenging

I decided that I should do a practice project before the knitting olympics. I decided to try the Hooray for me gloves. I understand the concept of double knitting, and I understand the concept of double knitting the fingers. However, there is some break in my ability to do so. First, I frogged the first finger because there was something holding the finger closed (the lifeline DUH) then when I reknit the first finger, I forgot to add the extra cast on stitches. Of course, I remembered the cast on stitches when I was working on the second finger. When I was choosing a project for the knitting olypics I wanted to make sure this would be something I could possibly finish, but something that I would have to push myself to do and to learn something new. The hood over these will be something that I've never done even if I do finish the hooray for me gloves, but I've just gotten so darn upset with this project I feel even more discouraged. *sigh* I guess I'll put the HFM gloves down for a while so I don't psych myself out.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Driving under the knitfluence



After hours and hours of driving, we got to watch this beautiful sight. We got probably 8 inches of snow, and it was beautiful. I didn't get much knitting done, mostly because I had to watch my back for flying snowballs (I can't tell you how badly I wanted to push my brother into a snow bank) but partly because my hands were so cold. I got home late last night and am now just trying to rest up for the knitting olympics. I have a feeling it will be a little tough, I did something to my shoulder while in Washington. More pictures and blogging later...

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