It's so weird - I wanted a blog so bad in the beginning. I thought I'd never, ever run out of clever knitterly things to say, and then one day, all I could do was bitch. I hate political blogs - they're only invitations to verbal fist-fights, so I didn't want to do one of those. I hate people who can only complain, and yet, that seemed to be all I could do, complain, whine, cry, whatever. So, no blogging until my little pea-brain could think of something funny, or at least nice, to say.
So, I'm back, and I think I'm in a better mood. The meds have definitely taken affect, so I'm more umm, not necessarily nice, but at least better able to control the impulse to choke the living shit out of every idiot that walks by.
See, not completely under control, but working on it, definitely working on it.
As for knitting, I've been very busy. I've finished the first part of Oper fichu, need to find the size 1 needles, and cast on for the ties. I thought I'd really screwed up - this bad boy is about 4 feet long! But, I think knitting the ties with size 1's, and there are some pretty dramatic k2tog's, so I'm thinking that it still might turn out to look mostly like the pictures in the book. I'll get pics of it befor I start the ties.
I also discovered CookieA's socks! If you've loved her designs in Knitty, go look at these, they are magnificant! I'm knitting on Millicent now, and loving it. I've been wanting to do knee socks for a long time, but I'm just way too lazy to do the math, and CookieA's done all the work. The lace pattern on Millicent is just beautiful, and if I can managed to keep the counts straight, anyone can!
Did I mention that I have a new car? Well, the car-that-thinks-its-a-sail finally bit the big one, and left me walking one time too many. After much wailing and moaning, and consulting and whining, I've bought a 2006 Chevy HHR it's been my dream car ever since they introduced the concept car several years ago. It's not the way I wanted to get one, but I have one, and I love it! It's much smaller than the mini-van, but it gets WAY better gas mileage (30 MPG), and does NOT think its a sail when the wind blows! YAY!! The more I drive it, the more I love it. I've been holding my breath and nursing that other car for so long that it's kind of weird to get into a car and not worry if I'm going to make it to my destination or not.
So, all things considered, life is looking up - I'll work on the taxes this weekend (it'll make the IRS happy, and God KNOWS I want to make the IRS happy!) and knit some way cool stuff.