Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jokes, malaise, and potentially nauseating mittens

Although it's a month post-Halloween, this is my kids' current favorite joke:

Q: What does a vegetarian zombie eat?
A: Grains. Graaaaains!

The kids and BH have been knocking themselves out thinking up other versions, including:

Q: What does a zombie plumber fix?
A; Draaaains!

Q: What does a zombie prisoner wear?
A. Chaaains!

(You may need to live in our area to get this next one)

Q: Where do zombies go bowling?
A: Laaaanes and Gaaaames!

And so on.

What with the unpacking and work business (and a visit from the multitalented Table setter), I have not had much inclination to blog. Or knit much, for that matter. I made a ribbed hat for me and one mitten each for R and Z, but then we located the winter accessories box in the garage so finishing the pairs became less urgent. Z came with me to the yarn shop to pick out her yarn, and she wanted Noro Kureyon mittens with pink Lion Fun Fur cuffs. The woman at the store was practically gagging at the idea that I would be combining those two fibers. She bent down and told Z "your mom loves you an awful lot to agree to knit you these mittens!"

Next items to finish will be the Maizy socks for R (so I can give him socks for Hanukkah, of course - my only holiday deadline knitting for once) and, with luck, the Mario scarf. Then I have a slew of in-progress items to consider:

-the moss stitch pillow for our new living room
-the second baby cable rib sock for me
-the Branching Out scarf for me (would match the hat I just knitted)
-Jesse's Flames (still haven't located my other yarn stash box in the garage) for R
-Kid Seta stripy scarf (uses leftover pink and blue, each color lovely alone but together in two row stripes make a pale washed out violet that I find unappealing).
-Tofutsies socks, but maybe try knitting them two at a time which would necessitate winding the skein into two balls assuming I find the ball winder. Frankly, I'm not sure I can be arsed to get that done.
-Sitcom Chic. Not sure I'd actually wear it. Not sure to whom I could give it. Not sure it'll get finished.
-the remaining mittens for R and Z (R's is in bulky Sheep Shop, which I officially adore)

Things I'd like to knit:
-The Modern Quilt Wrap. My pal the StitchingNut is going to show me hers to I can see what the "wrong" side looks like. Kidsilk Haze may be sticky enough that the reverse side looks ok...I'm considering attempting it using all nine colors of Knitpicks Gloss (including Bare). I loves me that KSH though; tough call.
-A work sweater for me. Most of the pullovers I've made are too casual for work. Time to find the Softwist Bulky or the Noro Sumile and appropriate chic patterns.

Thing I'd like to do:
-Update my Ravelry entries.


Blogger Mary said...

I was one of the more fortunate ones that actually got to see the potentially nauseating mitten and I, for one, found it quite precious. In fact, if your list were not so long, I just might be inclined to ask for a pair for myself from the leftovers!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Bostonworkerbee said...

very funny story about your kids color scheme for the Noro mittens. I got a good laugh out of that one!

2:59 PM  

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