da da doo doooooo!! yeah!
|we picked up the new car today. i am allowed to put one kitty sticker on it. i better choose wisely. i said that i was making a steering wheel cover so as not to burn my paws and he said, ok. i said i need a seat belt cover thing cause it chokes me. again. ok. but i can't have junk in the car. i don't think my vehicle is so dirty, but i will get an organizer and leave it at that. a little junk makes it feel homey though.|
anyway, work was super dead, as it normally is at the end of the month and gabe and i talked about ideas for some of the projects he wants to do, like cards and other things, that just need a little polish. (like shine, not the nationality). strangely, some of these things never even cross his mind. like buying prefolded cards and envelopes, or whatever and then embelishing. signing the prints. stuff like that. also, i have him interested in blogging his paintings and drawings. i think he has this perception of all this hipsters that are pretentious for no reason, and i have told him about the amazing community of creative people out there that have inspired me so much. i was jaded, too, and i am amazed at the ideas, praise and inspiration that i have gotten from all of you. i hope i am good at communicating this to you. anyway, it has been really nice to work on ideas with gabe, like these boxes, to get input from someone whose opinion matters, or rather that has artistic insight. most people i can ask don't know anything about color or design, or are not able to visualize things. no biggie. anyway, we are going to start a notebook of ideas and do a set number a week. see how it works out. inspired of course by a month of softies, drawings, etc. what will the new one be? i cannot wait. anyway, that was really all.
i tried to start butter's hat out of cotton and it was way too soft, no stretch. duh. no one at the knitting store thought of it either. so i did about a third of it twice with two different yarns, a berrocco cotton poly nexy, which would fit the big boy. i quit. i don't want to work on anything square and same stitch over and over. ack. so i started LELAH. or the first version, anyway. i don't know how accurate my stitches are, you really have to pay attention! but the lace looks pretty so far. i am only 5 rows in. it takes forever to do a row. but it is fun fun fun. especially after doing those boring scarves. so i am using not too expensive yarn, see how it goes and then do nicer yarn. i have 1 ball short of 3 different color bliss allweather cotton, or whatever it is called. and it was last of a batch sale yarn, so hopefully they wills till have it. or i can do something different. dunno. ideas? i have a gazillion pics to post.
the ginger-haired kitten romeo who shows up whenever we come home was outside and i snuggled with him, wanting to cry when i put him down and came inside. my husband says our cats do not allow another and neither does he. this boy is so very sweet. he loves me. i am sure of it. sigh. it is a weakness. i need to at least get him fixed. that i can do.
we went to dinner with heather. she has been having a rough time. we are going to wool and sheep festival, late friday returning late saturday. we have never had a trip together even though we are best friends...so this should be fun. it is also the first trip that mazzzda takes. what should she/he be named. so, anyone wants to hook up friday for dinner, or whatever, we are staying at the hilton there. or if you need to be bailed out of jail for trying to steal a lamb... email me and i will shoot my number to ya...i wish my boo could come. so sad. i will get ya a little something though. a sheep? oh, i can't, they can't handle the weather. i'll think of something.
the ladies from knitwits offered to take me to the festival with them, but i can drive myself, it would be an inconvenience for them. they are fantastic.
um. what else? knitwits asked me to participate in a trunkshow they are doing of their customers' work, so i need to make something totally insane. i want to give them one of the framed knittings when they are finished. i think they would dig them. ok, that is about all.