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out, damn back!

I threw my back out yesterday. I leaned over to get my lunch out of the freezer at work, and my back went *twang!* I am in bed today, missing out on the company picnic. At least it’s a rainy day.

Since I’m not doing anything craftier than heating up a heating pad or putting icecubes in a ziploc, I’ll entertain you with some past FOs.

Here is a hat I made for Veronique, but then never sent because it would only fit her if she became Ginormitron Veronique.

big hat

hello, I am fuzzy. and poufy.

Here are the coasters I made for Will.

 

coaster1

 

coaster2

 

coaster action shots!

As you can see, the coasters are pink. As you cannot see, unless you looked at a much earlier post, the coasters have hearts on them. Clearly, Will does not have emasculation issues.

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mark needs some tiny hats

for his nose, so he can stop giving me his blasted cold. Damn men. The good news is that all I want to do is cuddle up to some wool, so I brought my ribbed hat in to work today and I plan to sit out in the sunshine (it promises to be a fabulous hot SF autumn day) at lunch and knit.

hat on desk

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tedious sweater

Awhile back I subscribed to Interweave Knits. I fell in love with the cable-down raglan sweater in the Spring 07 issue. So what if I had never done a sweater before? So what if the only cables I knew were on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge? It was beautiful, and I was going to make it. I had a nice long plane flight in May (Hawai’i, mmmm), so I thought I could make decent progress.

Silly thought, I know. The cable chart is complex enough that I cannot be distracted while knitting – not even to talk! It takes me 1/2 hour to finish one round. Sheesh! It’s the end of September, and even after 5 roundtrip flights (Hawai’i, New York, Utah, Vermont, England – damn I travel a lot), I still haven’t even divided for the sleeves.

In the meantime, I’ve knit most everything you see in the previous post, with the exception of Mark’s bobble hat. And today, a perfectly lazy Sunday, while I thought I could at least do a round or two, I find myself casting-on for mason-dixon’s bias scarf (using some fabulous veronique-sponsored bamboo needles).

bias scarf

Maybe I’ll get to wear that sweater in about, oh say 5 years? I think that’s reasonable.

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Long Awaited FO’s

You’ve been patiently, doggedly, reading my blog since January. You’ve been following along as I determinedly start projects. You laugh with me as I flub, cry with me as I flub so badly I have to frog, held your breath as I neared completion. No? Hrm, I wonder why that could be? Could the url of this blog be any hint? Yes, dear readers (all zero of you), as I am a lazy crafter, so too am I a lazy blogger. There’s been nary a peep since February.

Why is this, you may ask yourself. My original blog was called crappy knitter, based on the fact that my first project was an utter travesty. A scarf of comic non-proportions, I was convinced it would take me a long time to become decent, long enough that I could have a substantive blog all about my crappy knitting.

Project #2 proved that wrong. Look, ma, I can make a knit stitch! Look, pa, I can make a purl stitch! Look, herb, I can make a heart! This new blog is celebrating the very essence of me. I am no longer a crappy knitter, but I am always a lazy knitter. Hell, I am lazy in every craft that I pursue.

Here are the FO’s (finished objects for all of you non-knitters) from the past 7 months:

mark’s bobble hat

mark’s bobble hat

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Koa’s Baby Bobble Booties

koa’s baby bobbly booties

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lily’s dishrag

 

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veronique’s birthday hat

 

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Alien LifePods

3 guesses as to what these are.

Wrong! This was my attempt to be a good jew. I attempted to make my mom’s fabulous stuffed cabbage (when I was a kid, nay, even 3 years ago, I would have made gagging noises at this dish. My tastes have matured. That’s probably the only part of me that has). I followed the directions to the letter, and took them out of the oven at the requisite time, but the inside didn’t look done. I certainly didn’t want Mark to think I couldn’t cook (I mean, why else would he hook himself up with a member of the tribe? It can’t be the guilt trips), so I popped them back in the oven. And then forgot about them. Whoops! They tasted good, if a bit .. um… condensed. Certainly not as moist as they should have been. They froze ok. Next time, I am setting a damn timer.

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