Sunday, January 20, 2008

Homespun Hat

This isn't where I intended to start the post, but blogger decided for me. I don't have the energy to try to figure out why, so I'll just type here.

I completed another hat for me. It's done in Lion Brand Homespun with a P hook. Since the yarn is doubled, it's very fast to make. Now I need to make a scarf to go with it. According to the weather reports, I'll probably need it this week. Winter has finally come to Oklahoma.

I'm going to get out my fat jeans and iron them for next week. (My fat jeans are the ones big enough to comfortably wear insulated underwear with. ) Thank goodness I'm allowed to dress very casual at work. Otherwise, I would have frozen to death weeks ago.

I haven't had a cigarette in 11 weeks and 5 days. (I can't seem to quit marking off the days and weeks like that. For some reason I feel the need to keep track of how long it's been since I last smoked.) I'm not taking the Chantix anymore either. The insurance company never approved the prescription, and I ended up paying for the first four weeks. I don't think I really needed it in the first place, but I was so afraid that I would smoke again. The Chantix was a kind of talisman to help me not smoke. I've found that sugarless candy does the same thing, and it's a whole lot cheaper.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Another Cap

Caps and scarves seem to be the only things I finish lately. This one is knitted and was actually started before Christmas. I finally finished seaming the back and weaving in the ends.

I splurged ($3.50) and bought a model for the caps I've been making. Caps photograph so much better on her than when they're just laid on the table. The cats would love to get their claws in her, though, so I have to keep her hidden most of the time.

The pattern is from Bernat's 9 Family Designs-Bonus Book. You know-one those little booklets that Wal-Mart has displayed near the shelves of yarn. (I do wish they would offer some new ones.)

Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky in Nature's Way