Friday, October 07, 2005

Desperately seeking....


I'm really in the knitting doldrums. (That doesn't look like it's spelled correctly. Hm.) I'm searching around for something to knit and I'm just uninspired! Well, not totally uninspired. I guess yarnless might be a better way to put it. There's this really cute cardigan in "Hip to Knit" by Judith Swartz that I've been dying to try. The weather here is a little cooler and I just really want a sweater project. So what's holding me back?

Well, it's Christmas. I have quite a few things that I have to make, (all sewn, no knitting this year) for Christmas gifts and I need to get off my lazy ass and just do them! Plus I need to get Boogie's Halloween costume done.

The plan this weekend is to get all the fabric for all the Christmas gift stuff. While I'm out, I may search around for some yarn for the cardigan. Or I'll be good and I won't. Hell, I don't know!

Last night I played for an Artwalk held at the school where I used to work. The Artwalk is supposed to expose kids to the arts and encourage them to give their artistic side an outlet. The piano had been put on the stage in the cafeteria along with 3 tables of students from a local college who were singing with the kids and showing them rhythm instruments. I don't think we exposed the kids to music so much as we exposed them to a potential hearing loss. The acoustics were terrible!! I could barely hear myself, although a couple of people said that they could hear me. Not only that, this poor little upright probably hadn't seen a tuner in years.

I played really easy pieces so I was guaranteed to play well. (Pretty lazy, huh?) But, when I realized that I really couldn't be heard, I grabbed the stuff I'm working on and practiced instead! Most of the kids just wanted a chance to bang on the piano really. I only had 2 people who were interested in their child learning the instrument. (Okay, that's not why I went. I'm not cruising to teach piano lessons. Both been there and done that.) There were other artists; local theater groups, some painters, a cheerleading squad. Yes, you can read that twice if you need too; a cheerleading squad. I guess art really is in the eye of the beholder. Or the pompoms of the beholder.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Eeewwww! I've got spam on me!

I got comment spam! Yuck! That's going to leave a greasy spot! I changed the way folks can leave comments so, although it's a little more effort on the part of someone wishing to post a comment, it should eliminate spam.

This weekend was a little busy but mostly wonderful! Big B took Thursday, Friday and today off to spend time with his chicks. Boogie was just diggin' the fact that Daddy was around so much! She followed him everywhere. Thursday and Friday we all chilled and enjoyed each other's company. Saturday we went to an art festival. Some art. Not much festival. I picked up a picture of Frida Kahlo. (All Frida, all the time.)

Sunday was SnB at a really neat coffee house. Very comfy chairs and a whole two hours to knit. Sweet!

This leads me to discuss the hat. Yes, the hat that was a simple distraction has become, let's say it together now, an obsession. I'm almost finished with the damn thing. Right now, it's on dpns. It started life on circs and ends on dpns. I hate dpns. Maybe that's why socks frustrate the living snot out of me. I feel like I'm wielding some medieval torture device. Stand back, folks! The dpns are out and someone in the room is going down!!

The question game that got started on Annie's blog is going to be a monthly thing. I think Annie is going to host them. We had such a great response from folks that this should be pretty fun. If you're in a blogging funk and need some inspiration, we hope to provide a topic or two to get you started. We'll keep you posted!

One more bit of exciting news then I'm off to finish the obsession....I mean hat. By the end of the month I should have a digital camera!! Just like a real girl!! We're all very excited. It will be such an awesome way to share Boogie photos with family and friends. Oh yeah, there's the knitting thing, too. I can't wait!! Guess I should finish some things in anticipation of pictures. Better get moving on this hat!