Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More than Random

In what I believe is a testament to the very spirit of Random Monday, I'm doing it on a Wednesday. Because, as my mum used to say, sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

  1. I know many of you have been worrying, so I'll just give you the bad news now: I won't have enough yarn to make Émilie's second Mother-Daughter sock as it is. Despite me giving them my best puppy-dog eyes, the Knitting Fates have chosen to exact their prerogative and have smote smited screwed me over completely.
  2. I'd be devastated, except that I'm riding a superb knitterly high after completeling my Non-Cookie KAL Estonian Socks, and they couldn't be cooler.
  3. I realize it's hard for you to bask in the coolness of the Estonian Socks without pictures. I'll take some soon. Right after I take pictures of Castlegar. And oh, of the Aestlight shawl I finished. Yup, totally on it.
  4. The high of a Job Well Done is so intoxicating that I felt invincible enough to tackle the Bohus kit I've had in the stash for 2 years. Wild Apples Hat and Scarf Kit (scroll down on the link). Shit's gonna be Off. The. Hook.
  5. Kate and I are starting my sewing project tonight. I'm very psyched. Thinking maybe we shouldn't indulge in our habitual Knit Night bottle of wine though. Should be fun anyway.
  6. Émilie got a card from a boy in her class. I'd say it's a Get Well Card, but as I recall, Get Well cards don't usually come covered in hearts, kisses and messages like "Je t'aime" and "Je m'ennuie de toi, Émilie".
  7. While Daddy doesn't quite know what to make of the card, but is pretty sure he should be concerned, I think it's absolutely adorable. I'm especially happy that the kid was thoughtful enough to enclose a picture for us to oggle Émilie.
  8. The card is SO going in the "Blackmail Émilie Box" (Insert maniacal laughter here).
  9. Émilie went back to school for a half-day today. Her class was writing a math exam, and her teacher let her participate, even though she hasn't been in class since before the Christmas break. She got 100%. Hah!

Carry on, Knitters!


Maaike said...

I can't wait to see pictures. Have you made anything with that big ball of awesome yarn I forgot the ball-winder for? (I still feel bad about that).

Where and when did you get the Bohus kit? I've been oogling those sweaters for so long, it's on of my dream sweaters. Take pics along the way (and don't give up during the long slog of st. st. on the body)

Hooray for Emilie's test results.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Go Émilie! In the boy department & on the math test! What a smart cookie! Glad she got to go back to school for a little bit today. She must have enjoyed that? Was she happy to be back?

I can't wait to see pictures of your finished projects. Did you happen to have any luck checking Ravelry for the yarn? Maybe someone finished their project with the same yarn and has leftovers? Good luck!

Do post about your sewing project - can't wait to see how it comes out! I also don't recommend opening up wine while sewing. Knitting is one thing, you can't really knit over your fingers... don't want you to sew over your fingers - that would not be good. Friends don't let friends sew drunk....

~RaenWa~ said...

That is so sweet he gave her a card & congrats on the mat test. I can't wait to see pictures of your stuff.

I can only image what a sewing project would look like after a bottle of wine.

Laurie said...

I'm so glad to hear that Emilie is heading back to school and putting this nasty winter behind her.

You have some serious projects going on, and we're waiting impatiently for pictures.

Speaking of pictures...our first grandchild was born last Saturday. I'll have pictures up on the blog today or tomorrow. We're kvelling big time! :-)

Big Girl Feet said...

LOL that is so cute- and way to go Emilie on going back to school and ace-ing her test!

sapphireblue said...

Very happy Emilie is on the mend.

Caroline said...

Way to go Émilie! She's a smart girl!

And I can't wait to see pics of all your FOs!

Sereknitty said...

Clearly, Emilie has her 'A' game back ... yay! Can't wait to see the photos of your finished knits!

Maryse said...

I look forward to seeing those pictures, hey hey... Life is good for Emilie and mom! This is so good to read!

Sinéad said...

I'm dying to see your Bohus, I love those patterns. I can imagine Phil when the card arrived, I bet he was wanting to hurt that boy. I know my husband would! Protective Dads, sigh. I think it's really sweet, but I would definitely be putting that sucker away in a box for future bribage! Hope the sewing went well!

dawn said...

Awww a card from boy how cute...and what a smarty you have :) Ok I'm kinda rusty on my French I know I love you, but what does the other phrase that my curiosity is peaked?

Jennifer said...

Way to go Emilie! I hope that boy got good grades too, wouldn't want her to "settle". ;)