Tuesday, October 22, 2013

From the stony land

 We're surrounded by stony hills here in this part of Texas; cell phone reception is dicey at best.  So when I became very ill while visiting the family, I had to decide if I might be well enough to fly out in a couple of days, or should I take some sick time?  I did go ahead and change my flight plans -- it's no fun trying to fly when your head's stuffed and you're coughing productively.  It's enough to make yer head asplode, plus previous experiences have shown me that I do not profit from flying congested.  One such trip resulted in an awful sinus infection, and another in an equally bad ear infection.  So, I've been here 3 extra days, and will be leaving tomorrow afternoon. 
 Now, to the all-important question:  Did I get the niece's sweater, aka Princess Bunny Hop, finished?
Almost!  I bound off the button band this afternoon, and wove in ends, and it's in the wash right now.  I've debated as to how to close this little hoody, since I really didn't want to make buttonholes and the Princess seems to be allergic to zippers.  I bought some ribbon and snaps, thinking that might be a good way to go.  Then I thought about making loops instead of buttonholes, but I don't actually have buttons picked out...  I guess the committee is still working on this aspect.  Otherwise, I could stick a fork in it and call it done. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Down to the wire

I don't know why, but this particular network I'm on won't let me start a new post without a picture.  That adorable little guy is a jumping spider, probably no more than about 1/3 of an inch across (and that size would actually be considered large for one of these!).  I love his natty stripes; these critters truly are tiny tigers, roaming around & hunting in the grass or foliage.  Almost all the North American jumping spiders are striped, spotted, or both!  Tres stylish!

I have joined the body & sleeves of the Bunny Hop, and have finished the yoke portion -- now it's on to the hood & ears (Yes! floppy bunny ears!) and the button band, and finish the underarms.  I have until about noon next Tuesday, possibly a bit more since the Princess will be in school that day.  I might be working on this in the airport!  Yep, another trip to Texas is imminent.  But I'll try to post from there, so I don't think you'll miss much.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Once more, with feeling

Yes, they are.  Just wanted to let y'all know that Disco & I will be participating in the Race for the Cure for the Susan G. Komen Foundation again this year.  We'll be stylin' and profilin' in some hand-knitted accessories in PINK-is-not-my-favorite-color.  She's scaled back her ambitions from last year, 'coz the 5-K walk just wore her out.  So we'll be walking together on the 1-mile loop!  And I'd love all of you to join us -- there's almost certainly a Race for the Cure in your area, if you're in the US of A.  Or you can skip the hard labor, and just open your wallet.  Google "Susan G. Komen Foundation, (Your town)" and find them locally.  The great thing about the Komen Foundation is that so much of the funds raised are used locally -- we're helping our neighbors, folks.    News on the knitting front:  two days ago I finished the other sleeve (actually, the other other sleeve...) for the Peerless Bunny Hop, looked around for the first (erm, actually 2nd...) sleeve, and could not find it at all.  Knitter meltdown ensued.  I have been looking everywhere for that #&$%%*# thing!  Disco found it last night, about 15 minutes before my bedtime -- too late to start the joining row, but hey at least all the parts are in one place!