So now that I have gone through all the yarn and have a better sense of just what I have, I've made a list of this year's to do list of projects and here is the kicker...I don't need to buy ANY yarn.
1) Hex Afghan from Knitting Nature: Yarn Nashua Creative Focus Worsted
2) Manos Four Seasons Afghan (Fall): Manos
3) Kilkenny Cable Shawl from Folk Shawls: Black Water Abbey
4) Baby Gifts for Heather
5) Baby Gift for Carolyn
NO MORE BABIES PLEASE!!!
6) Lotus Blossom Shawl (Fiddlesticks): Helen's Laces "Envy" colorway
7) Kimono Shawl from Folk Shawls: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci "Atomic 66" colorway
8) Noro Entrelac Stole: Kureyon
9) Nap Shawl from Two Old Bags: Brooks Farm Duet
10) SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS
I have 12 skeins ALONE of Socks that Rock, not to mention many other skeins of Shepherd Sock, Opal and others...so I will always be carrying a sock with me as the portable project. Right now I'm working on these cute little ankle socks (I tend to like shorter socks) in some leftover Lisa Souza I had (colorway little devil) from a sorry and abandoned attempt at Jaywalkers. My sister has also requested KNEE SOCKS...any pattern suggestions??? I'm thinking of using two shades of Socks that Rock...
I just finished the Sweetie Pie Hat from the Purl Bee in Manos Silk Blend. It is perfect and NOT SCRATCHY in the least. Photos to follow...
So as the writer's strike wages on, I've found several new opportunities for good tv viewing which Trish has asked me to comment on. So here are my STRIKE BUSTERS
AMC "Breaking Bad." Chem teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer becomes crystal meth cooker to leave something behind for his family. Awesome! (Sundays at 10pm)
Fox "American Idol." Seriously it just gets worse and worse and I love it. (Tues and Weds)
A&E "Parking Wars." Real stories of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and the retarded citizens of my town that don't know how to read signs, double park and "borrow tags" from others. (Tuesdays 10pm)
A&E "Intervention." Reminds me that my life is not bad...at all. (Mondays 8 and 9pm)
Bravo "Project Runway." Love it...love Heidi...I'm routing for...hmmm I don't know. (Wed, 10pm)
FX "Nip/Tuck." This is my first year having FX so it is the first year I've watched this show...after hearing about it at knitting circle for the last five years (thanks Robin!). It is as out there as "Six Feet Under," which I also adored but it also perplexed me and kept me thinking, just how far will they/can they go. Nip/Tuck does the same thing. Also I am totally in love with Julian McMahon. (Tues, 10pm)
NBC "Law and Order." The original is back and I refer to it as "the Jeremy Sisto half hour." I also loved him since "Six Feet Under." Linus Roche is growing on me too...and Jesse Martin...if only he could sing on the show like he did in "Rent..." but then I guess it would be more like "Cop Rock..."(Wed, 10pm)
and coming soon
"Lost" YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!
"Survivor" Super Fans vs Super Survivors
a new cycle of...
"America's Next Top Model."
So all is not lost in tv land...for now...but soon the Phillies will be back and all I will do is watch baseball again.