Wednesday, February 28, 2007
If you look closely, you will see that she is wearing a tiara. The Kid and I were at a feis over the weekend and noticed that one of the clever vendors was selling teeny tiaras and marketing them as being the right size for that very expensive line of 18" tall historically themed dolls whose parent company will sue you into the next millenium for mentioning their name. Let's just say U.S. Young Female. So since the Kid's U.S. Young Female already has a step dancing costume (complete with poodle socks and ghillies - how cool is that?), we decided she needs a tiara as well. Of course when we got it home we ran around putting the tiara on anything vaguely approximating the right size, and of course it looked best on the Princess Puppy. I want to put it on Cameron T. Bunny. The Kid thinks this might not be such a hot idea. I will try it soon, I promise!
The furry beast bag, before and after felting. Note the Kid's way cool PJs - they have sock monkeys cavorting on them.
Hurrah for mindless knitting!
The beast bag after and before felting, because Blogger is not letting me arrange the pictures the way I want to and I don't have enough brain cells to argue with it. The Kid is going to go through her button stash and pick out some buttons for the flap, but that is all that remains to be finished. I like finished. I wish some of my paying work was finished. It will be soon - I am very close to wrapping up four different projects. But I have to do the bits as I am able, so I can't finish one and move on to the next like normal people.
I am also stage managing the International Night performance for the Kid's grammar school on Friday. This is her last grammar school year and she didn't want to miss out on dancing, so I wound up running the performance so as to make sure it happened. I could be delusional but I think it is going to be a lot of fun - we have dances from Korea, Africa, Ireland (duh!) and Israel, a group of kindergarteners wearing the colors of the French flag and singing Freres Jacques in a round (!), and an orchestral presentation. And a video. And a group of very small children salsa dancing. Yes, it is definitely going to be a good night. And even better, tech rehearsals are over!
Wish me luck - will report back after Friday night's gala event!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Just a quickie - my poor little doggie, Miss Cinderella Puppy, is very ill - she has fluid in her lungs. The vets are thinking pneumonia (which is better than any fatal alternatives), she has been in and out of the veterinary ER since Sunday night.
The doctor alleges that she is getting better but she is still having a tougt time breathing without oxygen so they are going to keep her another night. I hope to have her back in my arms tomorrow (Wednesday) night. I am going nuts and the Kid is too, as you might expect.
Keep a good thought for my four-legged girl please, will blog later in the week when I feel less like I am having a nervous breakdown with the dog and the deadlines.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
20 skeins of SWTC Karaoke that is crying out to be a sweater for me, despite the fact that the Kid already tried to call dibs. "But no" I cried "this yarn is mine all mine!!!" Not that I know what it wants to be just yet, but it is begging to be cast on soon. I am at least trying to finish up the Kid's leg warmers before I get sucked in by the blue/green loveliness, but I am but a weak vessel and it might not happen.
The stripy beast is finished, may it rest in peace. I have to find a box to ship it in and then it will be on its way to be photographed for a book. Turns out I do not suck at math as much as I thought I did, and did not require the emergency extra yarn shipment I requested in a panic about halfway through the project. But the fact that it was here allowed me to sleep at night so all was not lost. If I hadn't ordered more yarn, more than likely I would have wound up about ten yards short, right?
No step dancing news this weekend as the poor Kid got the stomach virus from hell which lasted for days. She didn't even get to school today, but she will tomorrow. I won't go into horrific details except to mention as a side note that it is a good thing for the parent to remember that they fed the child red Gatorade so that when it comes back up later in the day no one shrieks "Ewwwww, blood!" Really, she is much better now, and knock wood REALLY HARD, I didn't get it.
Speaking of wood - back to loggie land.
Friday, February 02, 2007
If only he had opposable thumbs and could type - she would REALLY be happy if someone else typed up her homework.
The Kid and I are off to scenic Connecticut this weekend so she can dance her feet off once again. She needs a 1st in Novice Slip Jig to complete her strategic plan for the month. Cross your fingers for her, please.
Then we have the non-furry beast -
The WIP that will never end. I am clearly much worse at math than I thought, or this project and I feel into some sort of wormhole, because I crochet and crochet and crochet and crochet, and it still isn't finished.
Actually, it is getting closer. I need to figure out the edging and finish writing the pattern.
Then the Kid would really like it if I went back to knitting her leg warmers, so that they might conceivably be finished during a month in which she might actually be able to wear them.
I would really like to go back to working on the Highland Shawl from Folks Shawls that I started before Christmas. The center section is almost finished, and then I can pick cast on 300 or so stitches and start the next section.
Work progresses, I fall behind in planning class homework - the usual in the land of freelance employment.
Back to work...