Friday, May 30, 2008

Boyfriend Curse?

I've read so many articles and postings on the "boyfriend curse" in knitting. Well, I'm here to say that I don't really believe in curses, but I've experienced the question as to whether or not it is or isn't a curse to knit for your boyfriend. Many years ago, I decided to knit a tennis sweater for my then boyfriend. This took place in the early 1970's (so I'm giving away some age here). It was gorgeous to say the least--off white with red and blue stripes at the waistband, sleeves and neckline. Pretty proud of myself, I was! I gifted this sweater to boyfriend and it fit like a dream and he really liked the sweater. Now the question is: Did the relationship last? Well, what do you think? I, til this day, can't say what the ex-boyfriend did with the sweater. I think of all the "woman power" that went into knitting that thing. When SNOWBIRD moved to the Deep South, boyfriend just went POOF! After a while, he married someone else.
Did I knit hubby a sweater before I married him? NO!
Hubby pestered me and pestered me until I finally relented and put yarn to the needles and made him a great looking dark green sweater. I have only made him one sweater in our 14 years together and that has been in the last five years. Don't want to take any risks. Hubby has decided he wants another sweater out of a hemp blend for durability. Do I dare knit another? Probably will since the curse is only for boyfriends.
So what makes boyfriends run when you knit them a sweater? Haven't found any answers to that one yet.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


This is my latest endeavor! Knitting another pair of socks. Check out Grumperina's blog for her GOOD NEWS! Really like the yarn in her name by Lorna's Laces, colorway and the feel. I purchased my yarn at Birds N' Yarn. Shipment was super fast. The only differential is that mine seems to be spiraling instead of consistent rows of one or the other color. I have more skeins in a different dye lot that I will be trying to see if the same thing happens. May change the ribbing to a solid color and the body of the sock with the variegated. Whatever! I still like the sock so far.

Friday, May 16, 2008

T G I F!

I T'S F R I D A Y! Finally! It's been busy the last two weeks. Have been in physical therapy three times a week for lower back. It is helping some, but pain is still there. So PT this morning and then back to the doctor for discussion and then off to work I go to finish my 40 hours.
Working on two pairs of socks and will post some updates this weekend when my photographer of choice (hubby) can make some time to take pictures for me. Oh yes, I did buy some more sock yarn and it is LOVELY! Just could not help myself and I have my eye on some more that I just saw this morning blogging around that I may have to add to my stash!
Update on Sam (see picture posted earlier of my sisters rescue dog)! He has gone from about 8 lbs at rescue to 35 lbs and is about 5 months old. Wonder how much Sam will weigh in about one year? He is growing like a weed!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all Mom's everywhere! Especially Happy Mothers Day to my own Mom who is 87 years old. She still gets around great and is as sharp as a tack. I hope everyone has a great day! Aren't we thankful that Anna Jarvis in the early 1900's thought that Mothers should have some sort of special recognition.