Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blue Baudelaires!

I finally finished another pair :D

see? More info via my regular blog or skip right on thru to the Finished Objects blog.

Anyone else here hoping for a Gore-Obama ticket? That would be my dream team!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

something blue!

While I'm working away on a definately GRAY sweater for my daughter, I did knit this afghan square (and several others in various colors) to contribute to a group called
Close Knit Hugs which all of you probably already know about (if not, go check them out!).

Anyway, I'm especially touched that some of the afghans from this group will be going to some of those little towns in Kansas that have been nearly wiped off the map. We drove through that area of Kansas a few years ago on our way from Springfield, MO, to Denver, with a little side trip to Kinsley, KS, where my dad's aunt (nearly 100 years old) lived. I wonder how much of this area will just die away now that it has been so destroyed.

On another track of thought, I'm totally disgusted with the Democrats and the way that some of them voted on the war funding. Biden has now totally ruled himself out of my consideration, and Hillary was a complete coward .... funny how she wasn't in the room when the "C's" of the roll were called ... so essentially her vote had no impact whatever except to look good least Obama voted at the right time and the right way (IMHO), its not his fault his name starts with an "O"!

I'm already good and sick of the whole process, 2009 can't come soon enough!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

something blue-ish

These may be more gray than blue, but I haven't posted here in forever and I just don't often knit in blue. My stash is mainly green and pink.

These are toeless socks, based on the idea of the pedicure socks from knitty, but not really using the pattern. There's a bit more done on the second sock than in the picture, but I have unfortunately run out of yarn. Right now I'm debating frogging vs buying more, although the whole point of making these in the first place was to use up this one skein of yarn I had. So we shall see. . .

I've gotta say I am pretty disappointed in the Democrats right now. I just don't get it - do they think that if they didn't approve funding, Bush will leave the troops where they are, funding or not? Actually, now that I write that . . . . sigh. How long until 2009?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Hello from O-HI-O!

thanks for allowing me to join. i'm so excited. i think i'll cast on for something blue right freakin' NOW!


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Finished blue items!

Fortunately, I'm being more productive than is Congress. Politics are so depressing, more so these past six years than ever before in my life! And to top it off, the result of the French presidential election was more of the same.

Anyhoo, here are my blue socks, a sock-of-the-month club selection from Red Bird Knits (should be Blue Bird Knits, but it's a Canadian shop, so I suppose it's OK). Knit from the toe up in Colinette Cadenza.

And here's my finished Swallowtail:

What ARE they thinking?

Ok, I'm officially convinced that our Democratic "leaders" have lost their minds.

What part of "Get us the H*** out of this war!" don't they get?

I will be very interested to see how each of the candidates for president vote on this latest "give the Shrub whatever he wants" will definately color how I will vote in the primary

What say you?

Monday, May 21, 2007

On non-blue knitting and the "Christian" right

Just thought I'd take a break from the other work I'm doing this morning and make a comment or two here.

Unfortunately, I'm not knitting anything blue right now. I am working on a sweater for my daugher, but its definately gray....perhaps some new blue hotpads will be in the works soon, but they probably won't be knit....{sigh!}...oh well, on the knitting front I'm here in spirit!!

As for Falwell, I think he "passed the torch" to Ted Haggart -- and we know how that turned out!

Even so, Dobson has definately taken control of this whole movement. Whenever any Republican of note comes to our neck of the woods, the stop at Focus on the Family appears to be manditory. (When Bush was here a couple of years ago they tied up traffic on our highway and local streets for HOURS so Bush could go get his marching orders).

What is happening with this group is anything but Christian in spirit. Unfortunately its not too far off of the taliban style --- you'd better be doing what they want you to do if you want to survive.

This kind of "religion" should definately NOT be part of our politics!

Friday, May 18, 2007

It's Oh-So-Quiet...

Wow, not much blue knitting going on around here! I finshed a pair of socks that have blue stripes, so I need to get them photographed and displayed.

In the meantime, who is everyone going to vote for in the primary election?

Also, what do you think about the death of Jerry Falwell (I personally think Satan has a new right-hand man, but your opinion may vary)? Will his death have any impact on the Republican party, or was he already a has-been in the fundamentalist movement?


Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blue Fisherman

I've finally started a major blue project. It's a Dutch Fisherman's sweater from this book, in KnitPicks' Wool of the Andes in Sapphire Heather.

I can't get enough of this color! But so far the all-over knits and purls pattern is making the sweater crimp up and look like a very sillly lump. I'm assuming blocking (and wearing - it's meant to be fairly close-fitting-ish on my husband) will solve this. Plowing ahead.

Here's a tiny part stretched out so you can almost see that there's a zig-zag pattern developing there.

You know, I'm so happy that more and more scandals are coming to light everyday, and that more people are paying attention to them than they used to, and that Bush's approval ratings are so low....but, well, part of me thinks it's just a bandwagon thing because he's safe to hate now that he's a lame-duck, and more than anything else, I'm wondering why they haven't been impeached and jailed yet??!!!!!!