A Meme (read: all the blog post I can manage at the moment)
Posted by Miss Knotty on July 21, 2011
Before I begin, I should mention that I’m trucking away on socks, still. However, they are June’s socks. And they are BEHIND. :( I’m just at the leg on sock 1, however I’m pretty much writing the pattern as I go here, so maybe I can get grace points because I’m also designing….? Dare I hope? In any case, I’ll dash off some on-the-plan socks once I finish these so I can get a little caught up, maybe. Maybe.
They’re Texas Rangers Socks. Yarn is Loopy Ewe Solid Series, in Strawberry, Blue, and White. I’m doing 1-row stripes using the helical stripes method on the foot, I inserted a strand for the afterthought heel, and I’m about to start the stranded colorwork on the leg. I had to rework the pattern for: different stitch count, direction of knitting (I’m knitting toe-up instead of cuff-down), size (to fit on a woman’s size 11 foot, instead of a woman’s 6.5. As the lovely and talented Carissa says, NO SMALL FEET!) Oh, and I have to finish the cuff and knit the second one. But hey, what are challenges for, right?
Anyway, yes, these are June’s, but they’re coming along and I have a pair of little slipper sock thingies that will go quickly to help me catch up for July, once I finish these. Then I have a smaller version (woman’s 6.5, miracle of miracles) to knit for August. Then I’ll be back on the regular sock trail for the rest of the year. … Or will I? (Dunh dunh DUNH!!!!!)
Oh! A meme:
ABC’s of me.
So here we go…26 things ostensibly about me. Although some of them are really more about my sense of humor, than about me. Because I don’t like to give out all of my most personal info in the Internet.
A. Age: I haven’t yet had my birthday this year.
B. Bed: Full, European pillow-top back supporter. My idea of camping is anything less than 3 stars.
C. Chore You Dislike: Vacuuming. I loathe it. Good thing Mr. Man doesn’t mind doing it.
D. Dogs: I like dogs that are proper dogs: Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Bloodhounds. Something that would give a burglar pause, if not enough of a fright to choose a different house to rob. Maybe a pair of them. Nothing you can fit in a purse is a proper dog. However, I will make a cuteness allowance for dachshunds. And I will take it away because a dachshund is a small, yappy-type dog.
E. Essential Start to Your Day: Coffee. Oh, coffee. I could wax rhapsodic about the wonder and joy of a well-made cup of joe, about how very essential coffee is to me rising in the morning, but I think I’ve already been over that here.
F. Favorite Color: I love black, which isn’t a color, per se, and I love jewel tones, like bright raspberry pink and royal purple. I like orange a lot, but can’t wear it, same goes for yellow.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver all the way, baby. Or white gold. Or platinum.
H. Height: The measurement of vertical distance, but has two meanings in common use. It can either indicate how “tall” something is, or how “high up” it is. (source: Wikipedia/height).
I. Instruments You Played: I learned clarinet oh those many years ago, but doubt I could play a note anymore, and I’ve recently begun fooling around with ukulele. I should really practice more on that….
J. Job Title: Legal Assistant II
K. Kids: may refer to
- Young goats, or leather made from their hides
- Goat meat from young goats (source: Wikipedia)
L. Live: Emo rock band from the 90’s. Most notable hit, “Lightning Crashes“. Listen for it in your favorite grocery store’s easy-listening mix.
M. Mom’s name: Prefer not to state. Never know who’s reading, and can’t be too sure an ID theft person wouldn’t take interest.
N. Nicknames: Gina, Miss Knotty. But most people don’t call me that. It’s more of a pseudonym than a nickname.
O. Overnight Hospital Stays: None, knock on wood.
P. Pet Peeves: Bad grammar from people who should really know better.
Q. Quote from a Movie: “I just want you to know, we’re all counting on you.” – Airplane
R. Righty or Lefty: Lefty!
S. Siblings: Yup, I have them.
T. Time You Wake Up: As late as I possibly can and still make it to work reasonably on time.
U. Underwear: brightly colored!
V.Veggies You Don’t Like: Mustard greens. I like collards, kale and turnip greens, but I just don’t like mustard greens.
W. What Makes You Run Late:Define “late”.
X. X-Rays You’ve Had: Sinuses, and teeth. That’s it. Again, knock on wood.
Y. Yummy Food You Make: Chocolate coffee toffee oatmeal cookies. Oh, they are that good.
Z. Zoo Animal Favorites: Penguins, definitely. And not available at the zoo, but at the aquarium, sloths. Love the sloths. Also skunks. But only cute stuffed-animal versions, not the real ones, so much.