Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Apocolypse Ash Wednesday

I say this only because I'm showing you a WIP on WIP Wednesday.

What's the world coming to?

Anyway, the pressure is now off to complete that baby towel as it was for a coworker of Dr. Mad Scientist's that's having her baby the first week or so of March.

I'll finish it, but obviously she won't be getting it. But I'm sure someone else closeby will be squirting out a spawn and will need a baby gift.

With the pressure off to finish that I cast on some reflective knitting.


It's a pair of plain-jane stockinette (with a 1X1 ribbed cuff) socks.

The color is "Go Spurs Go!" dyed by one of my old SNB and HSC buds Amanda. Go check out all of her stuff here.

I won this in a blog contest she was having and I gotta say it's some damn nice yarn. Very soft. I can't wait to see how it wears.

It's reflective knitting because hey, it's mindless stockinette--a great time to let your mind wander.

It's also very reflective of my mood--gray and black.

And it's reflective of the weather!

A lady at work calls this "Hurl Yourself Off The Bridge" weather and says for a few months each winter it's always this depressing and gray in New Jersey. It's a shame we don't have at least a blanket of snow to spruce things up a bit.

Of course maybe it's not so bad--now that I'm no longer in San Antonio--how are those Spurs doing anyway??



Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

We are in that same kind of weather in Seattle...This is what I save up the BRIGHT and HAPPY yarn for...except I'm currently in the middle of dark grey and browns...hmmm bad timing...

8:30 AM  
Blogger janna said...

It's snowing like crazy here in Iowa City. Luckily, I taught a class last night, so already had this morning off. They're predicting 8-12 more inches by this afternoon (on top of the several inches that was already on the ground).

The natives say this is the worst winter in many, many years. Just for me, I guess.....

Oh - and the Spurs aren't so great this year.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I sooo hate this time of year. We just dug out from the last storm on friday...and I woke up to another one this morning. AND freezing rain. And THEN more snow! Yuck.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

The sock is looking nicely stripey!

The climate is changing. An older friend who remembers when the township was wired for telephones says NJ winters used to be white, but now tend to be brown and gray.

9:35 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Well I wish I could send you the sunshine we had yesterday and it was 70+ degrees. We are warm today, but the skys are grey with the promise of rain.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Weather is the same, same, same. Just bearable though. When the coals get turned up so does the sweat. eeeeww. At least you'll wind up with a ready to go baby gift, should someone suirt~snort

10:29 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I think that sock yarn looks rather sharp.

10:33 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

Yeah - it's not so pretty till March or April when things start to warm for more than one or two days in a row.

My monitor makes the sock in progress look black and blue. But the blue is really pretty like a silvery blue.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Magatha said...

That gray hurl yourself over a bridge New Jersey winter is why we hightailed it to Southern California after only two years there.

10:58 AM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Yeah it's dreary here too. It's nice that the pressure is off of you though, so enjoy your mindless socks!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Blah weather here too.

The socks remind me of a nice black and white picture... on my monitor anyway.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Yeah, well, you still make my day. I picture you in my mind, girding your loins for another battle. I have no doubt that you will prevail. I know it's hard to always be the adult. I hope that changes for you. And know that if I can do anything (I know, I live all the way down here is South Jersey) but if I can help, please let me know. It's comforting to know that you have a wonderful mom and a family that's firmly in your corner.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Abril said...

I wish you and your family the best...this too shall pass.
I hope you would consider accepting yarn donations to continue KAYE, let me know if you ever do!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

Thinking bout ya chicklet. The only Spurs I know about are the ones that jingle jangle jingle.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Ash Wednesday early this year? I was totally unprepared for it. I have something that your sister T said I may send to you. I will either send it today or Friday. It should help you out or as T said explain why you feel the way you feel. I found it in her books when I was looking for her cook books and dictionary. The socks are looking good. If they wear like my Gremany ones wear they will be very warm. As for the weather up here it went from below zero to about 6degrees above, but with the above we got the wind....So no real differnce, just that the my car likes it above and windy and not below zero. Love, Mom

12:11 PM  
Blogger Macoco said...

Ugh, we're having the same weather here. It's raining and raw. I just told a coworker that it's sad when you can't even bring yourself to leave work to go home. I can't deal with dreary weather.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Dkswife said...

Gray and black seems to be very appropriate right now.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

It was 80 yesterday. Weird ass weather here too.
Hey you can turn the blanket/towel thingy back into a pig!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I don't follow basketball, so I'm no help there.

You know, I'm not a fan of snow, but I'm hoping for at least one good snowfall for my kid. We have a backyard for the first time ever and I think it'd be great for her to make a snowman back there. We're going to move again in September and likely won't have a backyard next time. Let it snow!

I really like the sock color! Knitted socks really tempt me to learn knitting.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Hey! Nice sock colors, nothing better than mindless stockinette!!

Hoping the gray skies get outta there soon!

Take care! :)

10:22 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Eh, the Spurs are doing alright no matter how painful it is to watch them sometimes.

I'm glad you like the yarn, those socks are looking mighty fine.

5:50 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Those are going to be beautiful socks. Hang in there!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Yes - Hurl Yourself Over a Bridge weather is what we here in Oregon call October - June!

But don't worry, you'll be getting your snow might want to stock up on rock salt!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

"Hurl yourself off a bridge weather" Are you sure she's not talking about the dead of winter in MI??

I love the color of that yarn! Gorgeous!

1:27 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Join the club! It's gray here in Cleveland half the year. My husband spent part of his childhood in San Antonio and Houston, and I'm totally jealous when he tells me about the weather there. If I never saw another snowflake again, I would NOT miss it! My 19 year old nephew joined the Air Force recently, and was sent to San Antonio for boot camp. He loved it, and was expecting to stay there, but they shipped him off to some little town in Idaho (for the next two years), so small that he said the military members don't even go to town on the weekends, because there's nothing to do. I feel so bad for him (sorry if I offend any potential Idaho readers of your blog!).

2:09 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

It's a shame there's no peppy songs about grey skies. It's all about blue for some reason.

7:47 PM  
Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

gray+black is The New Black, I hear...

I am constantly blown away by the fact that you maintain not only your sanity but your sense of humour with all that life throws at you. You are an amazing person, and a kick-ass mom!

10:01 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Black and grey are two of my favorite colors.

Or they could be Oakland Raiders socks.

12:10 AM  

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