Friday, January 28, 2011

At the Thrift Store

Unfortunately, it was missing most of its pieces, so we didn't buy it. What good is an alien autopsy if there's no guts?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snapshots: Late January 2011

I. Am. So. Tired.

That's about it. Just sheer, mind-numbing, circles-under-the-eyes, drooling-while-awake exhaustion. I can't even pinpoint why, unless it's the sinus infection plus my grandma is dying plus I'm de-cluttering the house plus getting it ready to show plus spending an hour in the car every day minimum plus all the running errands plus all the planning plus all the budgeting plus all the shopping plus all the cooking plus all the extended-family drama plus my kid apparently needs to be crawling all over me and sticking her fingers in my ears/up my nose/in my eyes every second of the day. I'm trying to do one of those take-a-photo-every-day things, but I don't have time to get the pictures off the memory cards. I'm trying to knit more and use up my yarn stash, but my head is just not in it and I've had to frog the last four projects I started. I'm trying to sew more, but by the end of the day I'm too tired to drag out my machine and supplies, work on a project, and stay up until 3:00 am to clean it all up.

In short, just life. Nothing that a week or five spent lounging on the beach wouldn't cure.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


This is the sweater on my lap while I am having breakfast at I kea, because I drag it EVERYWHERE  in hopes of finishing it sometime before next Christmas.

Still the Tomten. I am so sick of this thing. I am sick of the endless garter stitch, I am sick of the vague instructions, I am sick of trying to keep track of my rows to make the sleeve increases come out exactly the same on both sides. I am sick of the huge ball of ghastly pink acrylic yarn I had to buy to finish this thing (615 yards of the white only got me halfway). I am really, really sick of lugging around a huge tote bag with this monstrosity and its accompanying gigundo-size ball of yarn shoved inside. On the good side of things, I've tried it on the kid a couple of times and I think the fit will be about right. When I started it, I thought it would be huge, but I think that is not the case. I already had to take apart the hood and add more rows because it was not tall enough. When did my little girl get so BIG?!