Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Still Knit'n On My Cardi!

Hello all my blogsters! I bring to you the progress I have made on my Stitch Diva Endless Knit Cardi. I really am lovin this yarn, it's soft, full of color, and really shows off the texture of the sweater. I am now approaching the part of the sweater that is most challenging. Yes, I think I can do it...but my knitting skills are not nearly as sharp as my crocheting. Nevertheless, I feel confident that I can do it!!!

Here is a closeup that shows the texture and color of the yarn.

It's like a chocolate, yarny landscape!

Okay, not to switch gears or anything, but today as I was driving home from work I made an observation about myself. So, I am listening to talk radio...and actually getting into it. No longer do I hop from station to station to listen to the different types of music. It's either talk radio or a CD, which is pretty much exclusively 70s and 80s music, I think this morning it was Anita Baker...great CD by the way! Then I started thinking about music. Which then led me to thinking about the music award clip I saw on television where Taylor Swift won an award (which I hadn't heard of either). And I thought, who the hell is Kanye West? Never heard of the guy! (I could almost hear my parents saying the same thing many years ago when I would talk about some song I had heard on the radio!) (Oh, I still do not know what this Kanye West guy does, other than he has some kind of problem!) The point to this ramble...my observation...I am getting old!! Yikes!!! I can no longer see to do anything without my specs, which I have to wear over top my contacts. The aches and pains have also caught my attention. Staying up late is no longer something I do all the time. I love the old reruns on Nick at Night! This list could go on and on. I am on the back side of 40, and that 50 sign is not too far off, how the heck did I get here! When did my biological clock stop ticking!!?? LOL!

I don't know if there is any point in telling y'all this...it's just interesting to me. I think about my mom, and my grandma...and I have so much so much more appreciation for them!! Maybe this is part of "being my age" and being female. But despite it all, I will carry a crochet hook and some yarn with me as long as I am on this earth! And I have plenty of granny square blankets I can carry to the rest home with me to keep me warm when I go to the rest home. LOL!!!

I know...TMI...so I will stop rambling.

On a crochet note, and idea popped into my head for another granny bag as I was getting ready for work. Maybe I can bring it to you soon, after I finish up these next couple of projects!

I want to leave you with a cute little picture of my Girlie Dog! She absolutely hates the camera, which is so frustrating for me!

Notice she is not looking into the camera! Have I tramatized the poor thing?

Good evening to all of you! I am going to get in some rows on my sweater before time to go to bed!


Anonymous said...

All I've got to say is just wait until you hit 70!!!
Ah well, better than the alternative.

And like you, I'm still crocheting away, as fast as I can, determined to make as many warm and cozy afghans as I can until my hands totally stop working!

I enjoy reading your blog too.

Kar said...

I just love the color you picked for your cardi. It's going to look so FAB when it's all finished.

Let's not even talk about getting old. Too depressing, especially when one wakes up in the morning with a few aches creeping up on them. :)


Just be happy! said...

Oh Dawn, the cardi is so beautiful, both the color and the design are gorgeous!

Hey, I don't listen to the radio either... LOL

By the way, you should totally make some scrap scarves, I have already sold 3 of them, plus they are a lot of fun to make.

Ruth said...

I love your cardi. It is coming out beautifully. I can't wait to see it when it is finished.

I love this post. Too funny. I can relate. I think the same way and I'm only approaching the big 4-0 . I can't wait to see your granny square bag.

Your dog is precious.