Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's not what you think.....

Here in the midwest, a state wide holiday commenced today, and it's not what you think....dig this......
Nope, it's got nothing to do with halloween, thats what I thought at first, but then I realized the case (well, 30 pack to be honest) had pictures of deer and turkeys all over it and this caption ensued: "Enjoy one after the hunt" Thats right people, it's deer season here in ohio. Jobsites and offices all over the city were near empty, and if you can believe this, in a few weeks when gun season hits (it's archery only now) a few school districts close their doors, because all the kids will be out, and literally, there will be NO CHILDREN there to teach. No BS, it's true. I bet neither NYC or LA has blaze orange High life cans. This morning the sunrise was spectacular at the god aweful time I hit the penthouse, so I snapped a few pics for the "View from my office" and got to work.


















I have been Knitting, and contrary to popular local beliefs, am still alive. To prove it, I am stating publicly that I'm going to make my monday night secret engagement, where contrary to other popular and quite verbal beliefs, there is no constant bashing of other people going on, just knitting and good company. (private joke right there) To prove the knitting, I have to say I was lucky to stumble upon the Garterlac Dishcloth pattern from Criminy Jickets. The pattern totally demistified entrelac knitting for me, so thanks Dave. There is nothing more exciting for me than to figure out something all by myself without paying for a class. Here it is:

Now that I'd cranked one out (come on, stick with me here), I finally grew some cojones grandes and cast on for the Danica scarf from a past knitty issue. I don't know why I was afraid to give this a shot. I think somewhere early on, somebody told me I had to learn to knit backward to do it. (you know, no purling, like my daughter does) When I finally got serious and read through the entire pattern, it really was as simple as it looked, With all the other WIP'S lying around, I haven't been able to work on anything else, so I will leave you with a pic of the new leftover entrelac scarf, using leftover Rowan yorkshire tweed aran in 2 colors, some leftover noro big kureyon, and some leftover Tahki donegal tweed in a nice deli mustard color. (man colors)

Have a safe week all. I am going to enjoy the day off I get tomorrow by, well, I don't know, but it won't involve working, I assure you of that!


7 comments:

micah said...

I miss getting to the yard and starting all the trucks before sunrise during the winter. It always seemed like that first handfull of customers were super friendly and jsut hapy to stand there and drink coffee for a few minutes. Then all th late-risers showed up and needed everything five minutes ago. Damn sleepy lazy people.

knitsb said...

Love the dishcloths!!! The scarf is looking fab too man. Hopefully we WILL see you Monday. It's been too long! I only have 2 more weeks of being able to knit on Mondays and then I can't do it for a while because of work.

Camping Jason said...

I could never get behind entrelac scarves because of how the backside looks. Your scarf looks great though.

Mia said...

oh yeah.. so true with the dear hunting thing... my relatives consider it a sacred day ::laughing:: I GOTTA get a few of those beers :)

Dave said...

Yippee for demystification! I'm loving the colours in that scarf.

micah said...

I just got all the photos to load. Cool stuff man. I dig the scarf too! I like the colors. Very fall and manly.

Charles said...

GREAT dishcloths!!! Dave is such awesome guy and great pattern!
entrelac scarve coming along great also!