Knitting Trolls

Get the Funk Out...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
OK, I am almost fully recovered from the dreaded Birthday Funk. The Birthday Funk is a fairly new thing for me – I only started having them after age 35. Last year the Funk lasted for a week (!). I thought I would escape it totally this year but Sunday night I was sitting on the couch listening to The Fray (thanks Jason!) and knitting and you know how your mind sometimes wanders when you’re knitting? Not a good thing to do when you’re listening to piano heavy pop songs about love and you’re alone on your birthday and you’re knitting a freaking BABY BLANKET and you haven’t even kissed a guy in over a year and you hate your job and well, you get the picture… It wasn’t pretty but I am glad to say that the Funk lasted a maximum of 24 hours which is good compared to last year’s funk which ended in me going to a pyschic, almost getting a spur of the moment tattoo and hitting on a very young (but hot) bartender.

But I digress… So, my four days off resulted in very little productivity but I did finish the aforementioned baby blanket! Hooray! And it looks pretty good (despite a few screw ups). (I’ll post pics and pattern later). As soon as I took it off the needles, I spread it out to examine it for flaws and Ernie immediately climbed up on it, thinking it was his because you know, it’s all about him (he so takes after me in that respect).

Did you know that this weekend was also Ernie’s birthday? I adopted him on a Labor Day weekend from the shelter and they estimated he was 4 or 5 months old which would put him born around April or May so I just decided that Ernie and I would have the same birthday to make things easy. I can’t remember how old he is, I always forget the year I adopted him, but he’s either 5 or 6. I think that makes him a teenager in cat years which would explain why he’s such a pain lately.

Lord, just shoot me, I just wrote in my blog about my cat’s birthday… No wonder I haven’t been kissed in over a year!! Sigh...

Your spinster blogger in the throws of a mid-life crisis,

Happy Birthday Me'Chelle!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006
Dear Michelle,

Happy Birthday to my favorite knitting troll!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Dear Michelle-
Your birthday is going to rock! I know I keep saying this, but it will. If I wasn't as lazy as I am I would knit you this to prove it- and stitch it to your jacket when you weren't looking...

That Henry doll is pretty sweet. Your nephew will love it. I had a funny idea- you should actually knit the Henry and when you give away the baby blanket- roll Henry right up inside and poof- instant hipness! That would be so very....

ok maybe not.

I need to pick a new knitting project, as my winter scarf that has taken me since winter is now finished. Which shall it be...
A) sleep mask from knit.1
B) socks that Janet gave me the pattern for or
C) Another SCARF!! This time using much cooler stitches.

On a non knitting tip- why does the weather have to be so nice, and us so inside. I just want to get up and run out of here screaming along the way- but that's wouldn't be very....

Your nutty knitter,


Maunday Monday

Monday, April 17, 2006
Dear Melanie - It's Monday, my tummy hurts and I'm crabby. If I get one more e-mail from people telling me that they are NOT making it to my birthday party, I'm going to scream. Seriously, next year I'm taking a trip or something. But enough crabbiness...

So yesterday I got inspired to go to Barnes & Noble and buy some more knitting books (like I've read the one I have). I bought Stitch 'n Bitch Nation and then some cheapy B & N knitting book that looked like it had some cute patterns. Anyhoo, the SNB Nation book is awesome - so many cute patterns! I especially want to "Knit my Own Rock Star", although I may be challenged ability wise for that one. You can choose to knit Joey Ramone, Joan Jett or Henry Rollins. Guess which one I want to knit? Henry it is!

By the way, Henry is the one on the left, Joey Ramone is on the right. I think knitting Henry for my nephew Henry would be awesome... I love Henry Rollins - I think I'll name my next cat Henry Rollins...

Why can't I get paid to knit? I suppose I would have to improve my skills in order for that to happen...

Your crabby blogging partner,

..This is so going in my blog....

Sunday, April 16, 2006
Dear Michelle:

I can't believe we have a blog! As you know, this is something I said I would never do, but never say never.

Happy Easter to All! From me and those creepy eyed huge bunnies that infect the plaza this time of year..

What is the story behind these things? I'm sure they are from some famous artist that will shame me once again with my lack of local art history.
Kinda of like the UMB incident of 2006....I swear they looked like amoebas!

Oh..I feel a white trash countdown coming on...and you can only guess why.....

Your blogger in crime,


Inaugral Posting (did I spell that right?)

Friday, April 14, 2006
Dear Melanie:

It's official! We have a blog! Here's what my nephew, Henry, has to say about that:

OK, not really, as he has no idea (yet) that his cool aunt Michelle is doing a blog but hey, I'm sure he would approve.

Since I missed wishing you a happy Maundy Thursday yesterday (the infernal heat of Coffee Girls made me forget), here's wishing you a joyous Easter! And I've hunted down a peep for you, poor guy - didn't stand a chance!

Your blogging partner,