Make Winter Stop!

I don’t know about you guys but I am pretty sick of the snow and cold. I’m ready for a little warmer weather and a little room to move. I know that Chief is feeling pretty antsy too. I think we all have cabin fever here. I’m even feeling a little uninspired with my knitting. Part of it is that I have projects that are taking up a lot of my time and haven’t really shown any real progress. Three fairly long term and time consuming projects going all at the same time. Yet, I feel like I dare not start anything else at this time, even if it’s an instant gratification project.

I have started to re-work the bottom of the Greenjeans cardi. so far so good and LOOK, the ribbing looks according to pattern!

Also my cable sock is plodding along. I picked up my gusset stitches and am moving along. The heel flap was a tad longer that usual but oh well after a couple of washes, it’ll be fine.

The Luna Moth shawl is coming along also, like I said, it’s a little bit of everything that is getting worked on and nothing all at once.

Mr. Larj and I managed to have a “date” this weekend. We went to the Motor City Tattoo Expo. The place was packed and there were artists from all over the country. We only stayed for about two hours looking over the artist portfolios and seeing a lot of ink slinging. I alas did not see my favorite artist Mr. Ed. It looks like I’ll have to look for him in his shop and make an appointment. I did however, pick up some original art work. I now have a metal spider guarding my knitting books. I just thought that he was really awesome and the artist was really cool and local.

After we went to the Tattoo Expo, we decided to get some dinner and ended up in Mexican Town. This is an entire area of southwest Detroit that obviously has a large Hispanic population and some of the best Mexican food in the city. We had dinner at Xochimilco restaurant. It was really good and the Margarita was excellent. I hadn’t been down there in a while and it was nice to see that there is a lot of new development. Rarely do we get to see an area come back to life in this city.

Tonight I also went to visit with my friend Cyndi who is in town for the weekend from DC. It’s hard to stay in touch with friends who are out of town, it’s hard enough to connect with the one’s who live here. Always nice to get together.

This is my long weekend so I have tomorrow off. Playing catch up as usual. I might even um, clean?

I just got my tickets for these guys!!! April 29, CANT wait!!

Everyone have a great week.

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7 thoughts on “Make Winter Stop!

  1. the knitting all looks good! Maybe if you just concentrated on one thing until it was done and then the next and the next you’d get these things out of the way so you’ll be inspired again? Or maybe not, some people find that a bit of a slog.Love that little spider. So awesome thats its cool and local.

  2. That last picture is so perfect. The spider is very cool and I was curious about the tattoo expo – very cool that you got to go! And nothing beats Xochimilco, of course. :)Good luck with all the big projects, I look forward to seeing some of ’em in person at Panera this week!

  3. I wanna go. I had never heard of them. But I will definately be keeping my eyes open to more about them.Love the socks. I’m sick of the snow too!

  4. Knitting is looking very good!I never get to see any of the Finnish bands as they are touring all the time. I was looking at their tour dates over the weekend and nothing in Finland. Closest is Denmark, but I’m not gonna travel to Denmark to see a Finnish band!

  5. I am ready for spring. I am not ready for ******** DST. Hate. It. Not natural, just a lying human construction that doesn’t really give you more light, you have the same freakin’ amount of light, we just call the hours different names. grumble grumble I like that sock. 🙂

  6. Ahhh Apocolypta! SOmehow my DHs cello playing doesn’t quite sound like them. Maybe it is all the hair flinging! I hope you have a great time!!!!!Keep after Mr Greenjeans – you are almost there 🙂 and then you can wear it.Yep – I too am suffering from no FOs…. too may other things going on to interfere with knitting time.Have a great week – maybe it will warm up and the sun will come out.

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