Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I Spy with My Own Little Eye

  • a stack of ungraded papers.
  • a copy of the anniversary issue of Vogue Knitting. I have knit the anniversary scarf and made up the flowers. It's been up in a grocery sack in the sewing room waiting to be assembled since December.
  • a unfinished bit of hairpin lace.
  • Emma, which I am supposed to be reading for a KAL. I'm about three weeks behind. Neither Emma nor Mr. Knightley appeal to me much.
  • a spool of blue quilting thread for a quilt I haven't been working on in months.
  • an unfinished mardi gras stole. I did manage to knit 6 rows on it yesterday.
  • a small fragment of fisherman's wool left over from a charity hat. It should be thrown away because the cats have taken to playing with it, but I just can't bring myself to toss it. It's just enough for a stripe.
  • an ad for the orchid show at the Missouri Botanical Garden I would like to see. It ends in a week.
  • an unfinishedFidget. I only need to knit about an inch, but have misplaced the pattern.
  • Victorian Lace Today, set aside because I could not find my size 8s for a shawl I have no business starting.
  • a single sock knit to the ball of the foot, so that LB could try it on this morning. In the less than five minutes between when he tried it on & I went to the kitchen for the Pepsi One, a certain cat (probably Yma) bit the yarn in half.
  • a gossip mag and two half-completed crosswords my sweetie presented to me as a surprise this morning. At first he just said, "I thought you would like these," but when asked where they came from, said "The dumpster...but they were on the top."
  • the inevitable partially-drunk can of Pepsi One (sweetened with Splenda).
  • a short stack of unread magazines. The bigger stack got shoved onto the floor and is out of the frame.
  • a Bud Plant catalogue. I have had a $30 credit with them for at least 3 years, waiting on me to order something, anything.
  • Three yarns and a crochet stitch pattern to help reproduce a civil war scarf I saw in a photo. It's not working very well.

The only completed things in the photo are the following:

  • A coffee-stained quilt
  • The deluxe DVD of Pride and Prejudice watched in one sitting yesterday.
  • a handout I wrote for an upcoming Civil War dance program

Jesus. Is it any wonder "Chaos" is my name?


Cindy said...

Are you telling me that picture isn't what's normal?

Anonymous said...

I watched 2 movie editions of Emma and found Emma herself annoying in both of them.

I also found a copy of the book in my dad's garage. I was hoping Emma would be more likable in print form.

Anonymous said...

I really like that quilt!