First, a WIP:
Another Booga Bag, this time for me, with button hole handles instead of an i-cord strap. It’s been ages since I’ve knit up most of an entire ball of yarn in one evening. It was nice, mindless, barely have to watch it, going round and round, stockinette stitch while watching the movie “Fun With Dick and Jane“. Anybody else seen this movie? Am I the only one bothered by it?
SPOILER: I mean, here you have this affluent couple, newly unemployed and having to resort to robbing banks for money. It sounds like an amusing premise and Jim Carey was not overly annoying (neither was Tea Leoni), but it really disturbed me that is couple did not do a single thing to curb their rampant consumerism in the face of their job losses, or even when they were robbing banks to pay the bills. They just went right back to their “American dream” lifestyle without having learned a single lesson. I found that very upsetting.
Moving on. Look what I discovered in my local Trader Joe’s yesterday:
Squeaky cheese curds! This was my first time and, OMG, these are so freaking awesome. It was so hard not to eat the whole 10 oz. package. *YUM* I think I’m going to have cheese curds for breakfast.
Finally, I also took the boys to the park yesterday. Here is I pushing E on the swing.
The Monkey socks are on a time-out.
I made a mistake and am now faced with either tinking back all of the gusset stitches and (possibly) re-doing the entire heel flap or living with break in the pattern repeat across the top of the foot. I am annoyed and I can’t decide, so I put the project on a time-out.
The Booga Bag is finished. Photo in the Gallery.
I have the best sister in the world.
Here’s what she gave me for my birthday.
I am so blessed to have a sister who gets me. Thanks again, Rachel!
Finally, the big news in our family as of Friday is that we got a Wii. Normally a new game system in our house would be quite unremarkable and not at all worth mentioning on a blog which is supposed to be devoted to knitting. However, check out this game that came as part of the bundle:
Everything except the person riding that cow is textured to look like knitting. How cool is that?
I’m actually getting knitting work done. Here is the Booga Bag:
It’s officially off the needles, but I haven’t felted it yet, so I’m not counting it as a FO. It’s in the laundry pile and will be felted tomorrow.
Here are the Monkey Socks when I started them a couple of days ago:
And here they are tonight:
I’ve started the heel flap and will probably finish the first sock this weekend. This is an awesome pattern. If you haven’t knit these up yet… Go. Go now and knit one up. I’ll wait. … … See? Isn’t is awesome? The pattern repeat looks very intricate, but it’s actually very simple. Thank you thank you thank you Cookie A. I love it.
I’ve also done another swatch for TKGA and reknit one of them. Photos of those to follow at a later time.
Lastly, we’ve had Doozer for almost 2 weeks now and he ROCKS. He fits in so well with our family, it’s like we’ve always had him.