Monday, October 06, 2008

I Couldn't Help Myself

I couldn't help myself, really. I tried but it was no use. I stopped in to a yarn store JUST to purchase some needles and there it was. Right next to the needle rounder. This adorable ribbed vest from the Tahki Stacy Charles Tweed Collection. I don't usually knit clothes but this vest called to me. It's really fairly simple, largely ribbing until you get near the top. But it was very flattering (at least on the store dummy!) and tailored looking. They had made it in Donegal Tweed which is very attractive but also very scratchy. So I found this great purple Dream in Color Classy and immediately started ribbing. Of course this continues to cut in to my efforts to finish my UFO's. I definitely have "cast-on-itis"! However I did finish a hat that I had started long ago. It is out of the new (or at least new when I started!) Skakel yarn and it is oh so soft. It really didn't take long to finish so it made me wonder why I put it down in the first place. Oh well - at least it's done! Now who to give it to . . . . .

Also when I took the photo of my purple ribbing I asked my daughter to hold the needle for me. She rolled her eyes and said, "why can't you just knit things? Why must you always photograph them?!" Said with all the disgust that only a pre-teen can muster. It reminded me of the other morning when I definitely had a, "you know you're a mother when" moment. For a change everyone had left the house in the morning before me. I decided to treat myself to a cold chai latte before heading off to work. I got a glass, filled it with ice and then poured in the chai mix. Then I reached in the fridge to get the milk to finish it off. You guessed it - NO MILK! I tried to figure out what to do. Could I mix in water? Ick. Pour the mix back in to the container? Not really. What to do, what to do. Then I saw it. A bowl on the table filled with milk and several remaining Cheerios. Should I? Is it too gross? NO! It would avoid waste! So I fished out as many Cheerios as I could, poured in the milk and had a somewhat crunchy chai latte!

7 comments:

Lisa W. said...

i'm all about the morning chai latte'. but with cheerio milk....ugh..sorry that just made me a little sick in my mouth.
very cute hat though. love that combo of brown and muted green/teal.
i'm having a lot of those mom of a teen moments these days. double ugh.

Bonnie D. said...

Cheerio Chai Latte. Too funny! As a milk hater, that pretty much turns my stomach.

BUT! I did something equally gross at dinner last night. I had cooked some chicken with skin on and the skin got all crispy. My kids think chicken skin is so foul (fowl, ha ha ha) but I love it! I cut a piece of skin off my son's piece of chicken and popped it in my mouth. Mmm mmmm!

People who don't have kids just don't understand the opportunities they're missing. LMAO!

km said...

I find myself doing things like that and think...only a Mom could even understand.

I have some yarn in my stash that I could use for a Feb. Lady Sweater, but every time I see DIC knit up I think I won't be happy unless I use that. I'm sure this will be lovely. And your favorite color too.

Shelley said...

Here from Janice's blog. I've book marked you and will be back again. I've scrolled down through your blog and love the stuff you've been working on. I really like your hats and the pink and blue chevron scarf.

Shelley
http://kittenyarnsandcrafts.blogspot.com

hakucho said...

You just put a huge smile on my face...sure hope you enjoyed your chai latte...I bet it is the best one you have ever had ;)

Can't wait to see more of your vest...the color is awesome :)

Jknits said...

Awesome! The key to success is 10 percent preparation - 90 percent improvisation. You get a gold star!

Brooke Knits said...

Hi!! You missed a good State Bar! Next year - San D iego - or was it Anaheim?? Can't recall....Only a mom would understand using used Cherrioes milk!!