Thursday, February 02, 2006

Playing Catch-Up

I've been working on Clapotis whenever I get a chance over the last few days, mostly on the bus and at lunch, when I have large blocks of uninterupted time. It's coming along and I just joined my second ball of yarn! I wish I were a faster knitter sometimes, then I might be able to actually finish a project at some point. But I'm rededicating myself to finishing this because I'm determined to get some wear out of it before winter is over, which acording to Mr. Groundhog yesterday, should be another 6 weeks, yikes! Plus, I'll need these needles to do the scoop neck sweater I'm planning for the Knitting Olympics! So that gives me until Feb. 10th! Gah! That seems close. These photos were taken with my camera phone, so I appologize for their overall crappiness (I really did try to fix them...).

Isn't this just the coolest pattern? It's so simple and yet so complex. My needles are driving me insane. They will not un-curl themselves. I've already tried the hot water thing, and I thought if I just kept knitting with them, at some point they would eventually straighten out, but it's not happening. I think they're curling more, of late, if that's even possible. The yarn is a dream to knit with tthough. So soft and squishy! I can tell I'm going to love this scarf.

Since progress shots of my Clappotis aren't all that interesting (espcially since it hasn't grown much since the last shots), I'm going to do a "meme" here. This one's been going around for a while, and a few people said to do it if you want, rather than passing it on specifically.

4 Things Meme:

4 jobs you have had in your life:
* Singer/Entertainer/Manager at a Chocolate Factory. Best. Job. Ever. (read: free chocolate)
* Safety Librarian
* Sales rep at J.Crew
* Book Conservator

4 movies you could watch over & over:
* A&E Pride and Prejudice
* Sense & Sensibility or Emma - really anything Jane Austen...
* National Treasure
* Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

4 places you have lived:
* Anchorage, Alaska
* London, England
* Kingwood, Texas
* Bakersfield, California

4 TV shows you love to watch:
* The Office
* Scrubs
* Friends

4 places you have been on vacation:
* Orlando, Florida
* Paris, France
* San Phillipe, Mexico
* Las Vegas, Nevada

4 websites you visit daily:
* Bloglines
* Hotmail
* Paper Source (well almost)
* The Book Arts Web

4 of your favorite foods:
* Chocolate, or anything with sugar
* Potatoes
* Halibut
* My Mom's Cheescake

4 places you would rather be right now:
* Boston, MA
* My craft room at home
* London, England
* Home with my Mom

4 bloggers you are tagging:
None because I'm probably the last person in blogland to do it!

Also, I seemed to have missed National De-Lurking week. So, since I LOOOVE comments, I'm asking you all to pretend you didn't miss it either and leave a comment! I'd really love to know who reads my blog! Please say "Hi!", really I don't bite!


MOM said...

Carly, You are the sweetest, prettiest, craftiest, bestest daugher a mommy ever had! I love you and reading your blog every day. MOM

Anonymous said...

Hiya Carly, You are the sweetest, prettiest, craftiest, bestest daughter a mommy ever had! I LLLOVE reading your blog, sometimes more than once a day. MOM