Ok. I just had to share these with you…

And they’ve got memory foam in base which make them super comfy as well as completely goofy! XD

It’s probably just post-holiday burn out, but I am feeling decidedly non-crafty. I’ve got several projects waiting to get started as well as a pattern to write up, but I’ve no motivation to get going. I actually tried casting on a sock the other night & after messing it up 4 or 5 times I gave up in disgust and haven’t want to look at yarn since!

Usually when the knitting blahs hit I get excited about some other craftiness. Most often it’s spinning, weaving or sewing, but occasionally drawing… and rarely writing. This time I’ve got nothing else catching my fancy.

Perhaps I should just use the spa day that honey gave me for x-mas. Maybe if my body is reinvigorated the mind will follow…

Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments on the sweater & socks! They gave me warm, fuzzies! πŸ™‚

I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve started registration for round 2 of the Mystery Theme Swap. Come, join us. You know you want to. πŸ˜‰

I hope everyone had a safe & happy holiday! With x-mas over I can now finally show you what I’ve been working on for the last 3 months!

This is the Ultimate Gift sweater by Michele Rose Orne knit in Silky Wool on size 4 (yes, US4!) needles.

This was definitely the most ambitious project I’ve ever knit and I’m so thrilled that a. I finished it in time, b. it looks nice, and c. it fits! And most importantly, honey loves it!

The pattern was pretty easy to follow, but the staggered cables were a pain to keep track of. Because of that I would rate it a difficult. Really, the most difficult part was sewing it up. I’ve never made a sweater with set-in raglan sleeves before, but I really like the way it looks!

The other project you’ve already seen, but here are the completed socks upon the feet of their recipient!
Because a few of you have expressed interest in the pattern I will be writing it up. However, you’re going to have to wait a little bit for it. I think I’ve figured out how to make the pattern work top-down, and want to give that a go before posting it. Also, I think I might have a few people give this one a “test knit” before posting the pattern for general consumption.

Here’s a little music meme I swiped from Devin’s blog. It looked like fun!

RULES:
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING!
4. tag someone.
5. Optional: Give your own comments on how it (the song title) relates to the question.

Opening Credits : Opera Singer by Cake

Waking Up : Tender Love by Jill Sobule

First Day of School : Army Ants by Tom Waits

Falling In Love : Pop Song 89 by R.E.M.

Losing Your Virginity : American Music by Violent Femmes (not the most suitable song by them, but close!)

Fight Song : Memories (Can’t Wait) by Talking Heads

Break Up : The Ledge by Fleetwood Mac

Prom : Wounded Horse by XTC

Life : Cupid’s Got A Brand New Gun by Michael Penn

Mental Breakdown : Gli Impermeabili by Paolo Conte

Driving : Johnsburg, Illinois by Tom Waits

Flashback : Baby You’re A Rich Man by The Beatles

Getting Back Together : Here I Am by Lyle Lovett (very appropriate!)

Wedding : When The Hangover Strikes by Squeeze (lol)

Birth of a Child : Out The Window by Violent Femmes

Final Battle : Mother by Tori Amos

Death Scene : My Humps by Black Eyed Peas

Final Credits : Joe Harper Saturday Morning by Van Morrison

Sequel Teaser Trailer : Aquarium by Robyn Hitchcock

Very silly fun! Ok, I tag Joanne & Mary! πŸ™‚

X-mas knitting finished in the nick of time, cookies baked, house cleaned, presents wrapped, dinner prepared & waiting to go in the oven!

Now time to grab some hot cocoa and watch A Christmas Story.

Hope everyone has a happy & safe holiday!

Not usually the type of thing that I post here, but it’s something that I’ve been pondering the last few days.

Within Ravelry there is a groups/forum page. It’s wonderful, it allows people to make specialized group based on interest. I’m in quiet a few and every one has it’s own group dynamic, although most are dominated by the posts of just a handful of members.

Now I am the first to admit that I am not everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve always had very few, select friends. I sometimes feel like I’m a cult film, not for general consumption but loved by those few who get me.

That being said, there is one particular group that I’m involved in that I thought I would fit right in with. I really enjoyed it for about a month until it started to be dominated by just a few people and I realized that my opinions were drastically different from those that were being espoused. And being the type of person who dislikes conflict, I don’t feel comfortable making my opinions known because I’m afraid that a. it would hurt someone’s feelings and b. I would be attacked for them. So instead of having an actual debate about things, I sit here reading posts and start to feel contemptuous of the people who are posting.

It all makes me think that I should just leave the group, which makes me very sad.