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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Is my Tubey frowning?

Why yes, it might be. This has not been a fun week, and even my knitting knows it.

No need to get into the particulars. Let's just say there was a database, and it was big, and it needed to be fact checked. It was so upsetting that even my Tubey seems cross. Maybe that's because I haven't had much time to work on it, and I cannot wait to be finished with the sleeves. It's kinda cool, though, to knit a project where you get the sleeves out of the way first.

Of course, I'm already looking ahead, and I'm considering joining the certain heartache that is Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics. How fast did word travel on this one? I'm thinking of doing a little lace knitting, but I dunno what project or what yarn. I did recently received this beautiful package in the mail:

Of course, the mailman delivered it as I was getting out of the shower because I'm a loser. It's some Knit Picks that the super-talented Marie is going to help me dye. Maybe I can use the lace weight for a shawl? Any suggestions folks? I also ordered the pattern for the Sweet Mary Jane cardigan, but I haven't seen one finished yet and I'm not sure it's for me.

In other crafty news, even though I have no room in my apartment and I already have a perfectly servicable set of Fiesta ware, I keep dreaming about making these
beautiful plates featured in Martha Stewart Living. Tedious, maybe but so nifty nonetheless.

Oh, and one more thing. My Pittsburgh Steelers (Stillers for you locals) are playing Sunday, so I thought I'd include a little memorabilia from my youth. I don't recall ever seeing a "Mean" Joe Greene paper plate in person, but it's kinda awesome. One for the Thumb in 2006!


Blogger yahaira said...

I don't get how you are a loser, but ok. Sorry you had a bad week! Maybe some therapeutic knitting is in order (and maybe some yarn buying)

Step away from those plates! dude, dot painting?

7:47 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Tubey is a beautiful color, and I don't think it's frowning. I'm sorry you've had a tough week. Hopefully next week will be better and bring finished sleeves and some lovely handpainted yarn!

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Awwww, sorry you had a bad day! At least you got some good progress on Tubey. Hope you have a better weekend!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I love the color of your tubey!! It's going to be lovely on you. Sorry your week was so sucky!

I can't wait to see your handpainted yarn!!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Kym said...

That plate is the funniest thing I have ever seen...

Tubey's looking good- the fact that the sleeves are almost done should make the rest of it fly by.

10:32 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

i'm loving the tubey color. that's going to look awesome on you. sorry about the bad week! :( let's hope next week is much better!

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Iraida said...

Yay you'regoing to be there Saturday! I got my knitpicks yarn ready to be dyed! And no you're not a loser! At least your mailman rings your bell. Mine makes me go to the post office LOL

11:36 AM  
Blogger Veronique said...

I hope the idea of dyeing makes the bad memory of this past week fade away... That lace weight would make a lovely Sweet Mary Jane (I have the pattern too!).
And I love those plates! I have to admit that I downloaded the pdf... I'm thinking of embroidering little french knots on my knitting.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Purly Whites said...

Dude, sucks about the database.

Tube looks good and just to be forewarned, that knitpicks dye your own yarn is pretty flimsy. My friend used some and the first time she washed them, they shrank and felted. I've been told by people who know lots of stuff about fiber that it's pretty much crap yarn.

So, did I help you feel better? Heh.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Kim Guzman said...

Tubey is looking great! I absolutely love the color! So sorry you had a bad week. I know it can be frustrating working with data. Kind of like doing taxes (or, writing out knit/crochet pattern designs LOL). Yuck! I can't wait to see the finished item. The color will look great on you. Just by seeing that lovely green top, I can tell that jewel tones are wonderful for you!

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I have had that Sweet Mary Jane cardi pattern for months and the yarn for it but haven't gotten around to even swatching. Let me know if you decide to knit it, and maybe we can start at the same time.

I hope you cheer up....databases are evil. Trust me, I feel your pain.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Stillers!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Kym said...

I was thinking about making those handpainted plates too- maybe we should have a plate along:)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I so want to make tubey now...must finish hourglass first! Keep us posted on its progress!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Julsey said...

Bad week = boo, hiss!
Steelers = yay!
Yarn dyeing = double yay!
Great patterns = triple yay!

Looks like the yay's have it!

Looking forward to meeting you on Sat. I got my knitpicks sock yarn all ready to dye!

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Maman said...

Can't wait to see Tubey put together. Are you sure those dishes will be - 1. safe to eat off of 2. dishwasher-safe? How dare I doubt Martha!

P.S. Let's have a Terrible Tailgate around the Terrible Tree with our Terrible Towels!

8:30 AM  
Blogger KnittenKnots said...

The color of your tubey is awesome - I'm sure it will be smiling in no time. ;-)

1:40 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Sorry to hear about your horrible day in database-land.

I think you should try to get yourself a whole set of those mean joe green plates, rather than painting dots on other ones.

2:04 PM  
Blogger amandamonkey said...

Congrats on the Stillers win yesterday. I'll be cheering for them on Superbowl Sunday (not for those primadonna Eagles)

3:05 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

That plate kicks major ass. I'm so f*cking jealous!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Sorry for commenting again, but I had to give you a link to the Steeler baby.

Have you seen this? So disturbing!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Brooklyn Handspun said...

I hope this week is better than last! And we have some fun ahead of us on Sat.!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Biglug said...

Databases SUCK.

I think the tubey looks like it's off to a good start. I ordered some substitute yarn to do one and I hope the gauge works out. I like the idea of the Sweet Mary Jane cardigan too, but not sure if I'd wear it. I have three skeins of that same laceweight yarn but in pink. Not sure what to do with it.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Aw, don't feel too down. Things will only get better, I'm sure. Have fun dying your yarn! I'm probably not going to do Sweet Mary Jane for the Olympics after all. 16 days of speed-lace-knitting will probably give me hand cramps.

Your tubey is looking great; it's too pretty a color to frown for long.

3:52 PM  
Blogger the knitrider said...

thanks for the nice comment on the armwarmer! i love wearing tshirts, and this totally enables it in the winter!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Iraida said...

Yeah, I'm not so sure about the stuffed color neither.

8:25 AM  

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