Sunday, March 23, 2008

No Drama, please!

I am trying to stay positive on this holiday. The one thing about being single is the holidays can get you down a little. My boyfriend is spending the weekend with his kids and my son and granddaughter live out of state. Plus! it's a rainy cloudy dreary day. But alas! There is a knitting meetup today. Whoo hoo! My saving grace.

This will be a drama-less day after all.

Why is it that when a group gets larger there tends to be ownership issues. I have attended different groups and this seems to be an ongoing issue. Mind you, not all the groups I attend have this issue. Also, when field trips are taken by group members, most seem to chip in for transportation, be it: gas, driving, lunch or whatever. But you always have one that doesn't. And they don't even have a clue.....

I give up! What to do?

Knitting group is supposed to be a relaxing diversion to the otherwise hectic drama we all experience in our daily lives. This is supposed to be a (to coin a phrase from a tv commercial) "Calgon take me away" time. Don't get me wrong, most of the people I have met and made friends with through knitting group, I really like. But there's always that one that you would love to say: Get a Clue!

Does anyone else feel the same way? Sometimes I just feel like crawling up on the couch and knit by myself. Much less drama to deal with.

Well that's my rant for the day. Let me know what you think. Leave a comment.

Until next time, "Keep on Clickin'"

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Goodbye February, Hello Spring.........

Wow! Again another month came and went. Time just seems to slip on by. Made it through another Leap Year/Day. This must mean that Spring is not too far away......The Hummingbirds are back!

But, I did do a lot this past month. I bought a spinning wheel. It's used but I really didn't want to spend a lot of money at this time when I'll be trying to learn. Once I learn then I'll invest in a more expensive one. What I got was a "Babe". Apparently, I have heard through other blogs that spinners with the more expensive and beautiful wheels seem to think these aren't the real thing.....oh well. Can there also be spinning snobs? I know I'm a yarn snob but I won't put someone down due to them not preferring the same yarn as me.

I attended the Madrona again this year. If I was rich I would have been in heaven...I did purchase another Drop Spindle. That makes 3 now. I also bought some fingering weight yarn in University of Washington Huskies colors...the great purple and gold. Go DAWGS!

Last night I bound off my Olive Branch Yoga Hoodie. I just have to knit up the other pocket and seam up the hood. Today I'm going shopping for a zipper. I am so excited. It seems to fit also. Which is always a good thing. That was my issues for shying away from sweater knitting. But, by George, I think I've got it........

Photos to come later.

I also purchased a new mp3 player. This one is 2gb. Now I can crame more knitting podcasts in it. Keeps me entertained while walking my route every day.

Hopefully, I will post more this month. But until then "Keep on Clickin'"