what i did today

[note: it seems i used up all my proper usage of english language & grammar while writing my final earlier today. i think i’ll just leave this post with all its grammar horridness and i will use it as proof that a) i need to work on my writing and b) i need to work on my writing]

well, i didn’t work on swallowtail at all. yet. after posting this if E won’t take me to the grocery store i’m going to lock myself in the bedroom and knit until i finish or fall over, whichever comes first.

i wrote and rewrote and submitted 3000 words for my final. i know, that’s IT!! but it was pretty painful to get those words out. (i mean come-on i have written much more than that in a day)! i think they are the words i wanted in the order that i wanted. i hope so at any rate.

i walked a short bit, just 4.5 miles … it was nice out today. i’m sure that with my luck it’ll be snowing in vegas and la next week. *sigh* (is this december or may?)

here is the nice container that i brought home yesterday that nicely fits my pearle cotton collection. bonus points if you know what was in it.

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i did some cleaning … i bought some of those nifty huge ziploc bags (the XL) size to hide some of my yarn stash under the bed so E wouldn’t see all of it and unfortunately the clearance under the bedframe won’t let me hide the yarn. *sigh* now to figure out where to put it. yeah, that sock yarn.. she keeps following me home.

speaking of following me home…

while walking home today a kitten (ok, young cat) followed me most of the way who looked very much like my Cosette. I really want a kitten.

now a kitten can follow me (at) home.


Hillary, thank you for the beautiful pattern. Your pattern is so much nicer than my horrible implementation.
Pattern: Pointy Kitty from Hillary Lang.
Fabric: cotton PJ bottoms, ironed
Sewn: hand sewn.
Still missing: eyes, stripes, nose, whiskers
Thoughts: It’s a wonderful pattern and nicely written. i had soo many issues though. Let’s see, where to start. I had to hand sew her as my featherweight still needs some TLC & my little $5 sewing machine won’t work on this fabric. I should have bought interfacing or something because i ask you to attempt to cut & hand sew a stretchy machine knit. These were my PJ bottoms for years and they now have a huge hole on one leg so they’ve been in the scraps pile waiting for me to put this and Hillary’s pattern together. So, wrong choice of fabric, no machine. i’m amazed she looks as kitten-like as she does. Some of the seams have already busted open and i need to fix them, but that’s because my hand sewing skills for seams leave much to be desired. E came home and asked if i knit her. ;)