Thursday, March 05, 2009

when your elbows are throbbing, it's time to put down the knitting needles

For someone without a job, you'd think I'd have a ton of time to post. Especially when I have spent entire stretches from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. sitting at the computer without even realizing I'd forgotten to eat lunch. But for some reason, I can't seem to find much to say that can't be summed up by what I've already said in this post. Which would get old pretty quickly.

Aside from looking for a new gig, I have been logging in some serious hours in front of the television--escaping into the drama of fictional people really takes the edge off of my real-life issues. And you know I can't watch tv unless I'm doing something else at the same time. Like knitting. Here are a few of my latest projects, which took SO much longer to complete than I had anticipated:


"Spiderweb" crochet afghan

"February Lady Sweater" for my mom's birthday (shh, don't tell her)


Baby booties on the fly for an impromptu shower that unfortunately didn't happen.


I'm also doing a few other projects that are either a) not completely finished yet b) going to be received by someone who reads this blog c) already given away without my having taken a picture.

I think I need to take a break because my arms really have been hurting lately. So perhaps there will be more posts up here soon. Stay tuned!

13 comments:

Teej said...

You are amazing! Those are so beautiful! I'm seriously impressed. How long have you been at this knitting thing?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that sweater! Absolutely beautiful. I prefer black, though (hint hint).

Jon said...

So you want to trade in your knitters elbow for some good old fashioned carpul tunnel syndrome? Best of luck to you.

How many words did I misspell in this comment?

justanothersarah said...

Awesome! I want to learn to knit. It's on my To Do List for when I finish this stinkin' PhD thing.

naechstehaltestelle said...

Holy cow, those look great! You're so crafty! Let's do an exchange!

marty said...

I love that baby blanket! I need to get back into knitting. It's so fun.

Cool Cat said...

glad to see you are busy but good ;)
did i ever tell i have always wanted to learn to knit? maybe you can offer me some classes! :)

datura547 said...

Wow. Um. Wow. I crochet -- remind me to never ever show you anything I've made when you guys visit ;) (Sara)

SupaCoo said...

Wow! So talented! I can't even sew on a button. Those booties are adorable, I'll take a pair in size 8.5 please.

Jennifer said...

I would like to place an order for a pair of the booties and matching sweater and hat. Where can I order more cadiz originals?

cadiz12 said...

Teej: thanks! i learned from my grandmother when i was a kid, but have picked it back up in the last couple of years. like riding a bike!

Anonymous: if i only knew who you were...

Jon: as long as i can keep rotating the ailments, i may live to age 50. and i think just the one word.

Sarah: you totally should! it's easy once you get the hang of it.

naechstehaltestelle: definitely! i left you a comment, but email me at cadiztwelve@gmail.com.

marty: i find it to be therapeutic and can't watch tv without it now.

cool cat: i can absolutely teach you how to do it; let me know when you're free!

datura: don't be silly. i'd love to see the stuff you've made!

supacoo: you know, i'll bet they could be made to adult size...

jennifer: email me anytime!

Eclectic Bride said...

dude, you really should set up an etsy site and sell this stuff...

I might buy the booties if you're not using them for nim's baby (shhh don't tell her) ;)

Guyana-Gyal said...

So, so, so very cute. Those things would sell, y'know. In baby stores. Well, okay, after the recession's done [by the end of this year, bet you!]