Neecie's Knits

My burning need for yet more sock yarn

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

So, since there isn't much news on the knitting front I thought I would post a pic of my current project.

This is what it WILL look like when complete.  It's "Le Nouveau Sampler" by Nora Corbett/Mirabilia.  I'll post a progress picture tonight when i get home.
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Monday, May 16, 2005

You Are A Lime Tree

You are intelligent, hard working, and innately successful.

You try to change what you can in life - and you accept what you can't change.

Tough on the outside, you are actually soft and relenting.

Jealous at times, you are extremely loyal and giving to those you love.

You have many talents, but you don't have enough time to use them.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Well...I'm not sure if words can describe the shitiness of the day I've had today, but I guess I'll give it a shot. At least part of it...

So, I had today off from work and thought I would check out the HUGE sale at Great Yarns. Got up, got myself and the dog ready, 'cause I thought she would enjoy the ride and just getting out of the house. Left the house, stopped at Starbucks, which by the way was packed with people...Got coffee, headed north. Got to the shop....well, drove past the shop. Now, this place has crappy parking, to begin with. Actually the only parking they have is on the street, which is a busy main road. I past the store, no parking, turn the corner, no parking...find a parking lot, that happens to only be for the doctor's office there...continue to the residential street behind the store. AHA! Parking. So, park, get the dog settled for while I'm gone & walk back up to the store. Lots of yarn on the front yarn & a bunch of other stuff that I have no interest in. So, in I go. The place is packed with women. Now, this is a pretty small place to begin with, and was made all the smaller by the 20 or so women crammed mainly in one part of the shop. So, I start in the front room...sock yarn, Koigu, mercerized cottons. Great, but none of that is on sale, and the little bit I found that was on sale didn't interest me. Strike 2. While I'm in this room looking around, I see a woman go to the front counter and ask the 2 women, who by the way are just standing there doing nothing...anyway, she asks them if they can help her with something, and one of the ladies has the utter gall to tell her that they don't really have time to answer many questions, since they have the sale going on...WHAT?!!!!! OK, had this been me, I would have immediately set down the big basket FULL of stuff that she was holding told them where they could stick their sale & walked out of there. Really, they're too busy to answer questions? They are sales associates at a yarn store in the middle of a sale. Two...2 women standing at 1 cash register not doing a damn thing!!! *deep breathe* Anyway, I found a cute yarn that i thought i could make some socks out of, even though it wasn't "sock" yarn. Anyway, I couldn't find the yardage and went to ask them about it. Walked up to the cash register & said "I have a question..." OH NO SHE'S NOT GOING TO INTERRUPT ME AND TELL ME THEY CAN'T ANSWER QUESTIONS 'CAUSE THEY'RE TOO BUSY WITH THIS SALE....but, no, before she has time to utter a word, I plow ahead with my question. So, I continue looking through the store. Brave the worst of the crowds...all the while keeping my cool. I only muttered about wanting to get out of there, once...So, long story short...Here is what I came away with from the HUGE sale

That's right, there isn't a malfunction, you aren't missing anything. I didn't find a damn thing in that entire place that I was willing to get. They had a ton of stuff I didn't want on sale, and not a single thing I wanted on sale. Ain't that just a bitch?! I have to say, like usual when I get my hopes up and get excited about something, those hopes are quickly dashed. And, I have to admit I was really kind of upset that I had wasted my time on it.

So, now we come to a hard decision that I'm making for myself. I'm giving up on knitting. Maybe not forever...probably not forever, but definitely for a while. I think this has been coming on for a while. I'm just tired of not being able to find patterns that fit, or having to get enormous amounts of yarn for a pattern I want to make. I'm sick to death of scarves and wraps and other accessories...So, I'm just going to stop for a while. I'll keep collecting fun stuff for my Secret Pal, I would never just quit in the middle of that, but I personally just need a break from it all.

Guess I'll use the time to catch up on some reading and start doing my cross stitch again. I'm going to look through my patterns this weekend for one I want to start, or finish. Also, I guess if I'm going to start knitting again, I'll ultimately have to put some hard work into losing weight this summer. Otherwise there really won't be any reason to pick it back up again in the fall. At Yarn Yoga I'll just have to start an afghan or something and work on that while I'm there.

So, I don't think I'll give up on the blog, but if you read it, and you do so for the knitting content, you might want to check back in a few months. I'll try to keep updates on the progress of other things that are going on in my life.

So, if you've made it this far, you are really a glutton for punishment. I told you I had had a shitty day, today.

Good Bye.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Stupid Day!!!

So, i totally screwed up on my Spring Fling and i don't even want to rip it back to fix it, right now...guess i'll have to waste my time with other things tonight. I'm so bummed. I was going to go to a knitting group. last night, that Amy was nice enough to invite me to. BUT...apparently i was REALLY tired, 'cause when i got home from work i totally fell asleep and missed it. Bummer. Anyway....

Work totally sucked, today. I was not only putting out fires all day, but they were stupid ones at that. Then i got this message from some guy, and of course he can't even leave a normal message, like, "hi, my name is..., I have this problem and i've been given the run around and now i'm calling you about it. here's my phone #, please call me so we can figure this out." NOOOOOO. I get a message that sounds more like this..."Joe Schmo, Joe Schmo agency. I have a client with a problem...blah, blah, blah...something about making calls to everyone & now he's calling me (i kind of lose the whole message here)...5555555...blah, blah, blah...need someone from your company to call them and apologize so i can pay them. Joe Schmo, Joe Schmo agency, 555-555-5555. Call me so we can get this straightened out."

Ahhhh...OK...first of all, let me explain that I work for an insurance company as an admin assistant for one of the regional managers. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ACTUAL CLAIMS OR MAKING DECISIONS OF ANY KIND! I do reports & help with mindless problems. SOOOOOO, where in the world did this guy get my name and what in god's name does he expect me to do about anything?! did he listen to my voice mail message when it said "You've reached Denise with claims SUPPORT?!" *sigh* now i have to go in and deal with this first thing tomorrow. OI!

ok. sorry about that rant, but that was just the last of what was a day of supreme stupidness.

I'm soooo glad tomorrow is my last day of work this week. I'm totally going to need that day of retail therapy & knitting planned for Friday.

Now, i guess i'll see if i can't get some things updated on here. i've been meaning to add some more links & clean things up for a while. Bon Soir!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Should i feel old, now?

Had some...ok, a TON of free time at work today, and ran across this on another blog. so, i figured, why not? I guess i did pretty good.


Monday, May 09, 2005

Not much goin' on...

So, not much going on on the knitting front. So, i took a picture of this...

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My orchid is looking soooo pretty!!

I did manage to finish my sister-in-law's birthday present...
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That's right. It's everyone's favorite clapotis. I used 9 skeins of Artyarns Supermerino in color #126. This picture definitely DOESN'T do it justice. Just have to get the ends woven in & get it shipped out.

So, since that was all the knitting i've done for the last week or so, I'll show off my most recent acquisition.
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I just couldn't resist, I had to have it!!! And, I love so many of the patterns in it. This is just the push i need to really get working out & losing weight!!!

Here are some of my favorites....
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and one that i really just don't understand.
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It's not just the weird-ness of the pattern, but the fact that they have a guy modeling it in this picture is too much!!! Definitely WON"T be making this one.

Oh! One last thing...Amy tagged me with a book/reading meme. I'll be getting that up here in the next couple of days. Right now, i'm off to do some Me, knitting & I'm going to start going through patterns so i can make my shopping list for the ...Great Yarns HUMONGO sale that starts on Friday. I have the day off and I'm SO going to be there when they open. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I find loads of good deals. Later!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!

Okay. Not sure what's up, but I just got the biggest craving for some of these....

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Yes, Mary Jane's. I can't ever seem to find them when i really want them, like now. Mmmmm Mary Jane's...must have them....yummy, yummy! I must have them. Will have to go searching after work, tonight.