Friday, March 23, 2007

Well I finished Spring Break and all of my mid-term exams finally. I don't know how everyone else's Spring Break was, but I have a few complaints about mine.

First of all, it came two weeks early this year. How could this be a problem you ask? Well, now I have two months of school to finish out with NO BREAKS!! Trust me, two month straight of college classes is NOT my idea of fun.

The other complaint I have about Spring Break this year is that I wasted most of it trying to recover from my first bee sting (ever in my life). Yes, I discovered that I experience an allergic reaction when I am stung. NOT FUN. I thought I would die, for reals!, before the doctors decided to treat me for an allergic reaction instead of an infection. I was so sick!! Bees and I have always gotten along, now....well they just better keep their distance is all I have to say. The doctors told me that I need to be careful from now on because the next time (like I will allow a "next" time) my reaction could be a lot worse.

All the fun I could handle. I hope yours was better.

So, now for the good stuff!!!

I finally found a pattern I have been looking for. It is for a pair of knitted pants. They are similar to sweat pants in that they have a draw-string waist but that is where the similarity ends. They are designed to be low-rise (or if you are of my generation--hip huggers). I am very anxious to get started on them. So anxious that my other six projects will just have to wait. Whenever I do that (set aside projects) I think of the section in Stephanie Pearl-Mcfee's book "Yarn Harlot" that is the letter to her from one of her projects entitled "The Cardigan Letter". (If you have not read this book I recommend rushing right out and obtaining a copy.) Anyway, Stephanie talks about a letter she receives from a very unhappy cardigan that feels very neglected and severly accuses her of being a "Tramping, Harloting Trollop" because she is working on all of these other projects and keeps neglecting the cardigan. Anyway, like I said you have to read it. I still get the giggles when I think about that book.

So back to the pants. I found the pattern in an old issue of Interweave Knits. The Spring 2004 edition. There are several GREAT projects in this issue. The pattern is called "No-Sweat Pants". If you are interested in the pattern you can go to Interweave Press's website (LINK AT THE LEFT) or contact me and I will see what I can do.

I need to get this cast on so I gotta go for now.

Happy Knitting!! You know I am!

4 comments:

Joni said...

Hi there! I just wanted to make sure you're aware that your blog is in the queue for the Fiber Arts Bloggers ring, because you don't have any code up. I just sent you the code again--please let me know if you don't get it? I'd love to get you back in the ring. :)

Tama said...

Joni, I never got the code the first time. I would love to get back in the ring. Where are you sending the code to?

Joni said...

Hi, Tama! I would have sent the ring code to you at the e-mail address you registered with RingSurf when you signed up for the ring. It's possible that the message got caught by a spam filter, or that the address registered with the ring is out of date. tamavaughn@peoplepc.com is the address I have for you. You should write me back at joniknits@gmail.com and let me know if you still can't find it, or if I should update your info. and send the code to another address. If necessary, I can attach the ring code in a Word document and send it to you from my personal e-mail account. :)

Tama said...

Thanks Joni!