Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Twisted Mister


Mr. Larger Than Life is on the mend, but he's beside himself that he's being imprisoned in a hospital room until Friday.  This means that he's upped his litany of complaints significantly.  He is no longer thankful that I helped save him from himself.  He isn't grateful he still has two hands with which to point blame, in fact, he wants me to know that there wasn't anything wrong with him in the first place.  To hear him tell, he was never in pain and nothing was ever, ever wrong.  This is how his kids and I always disappoint him-by being wrong.  I hold out hope that one day we will get it right.

Enough about him.  He'll just have to deal with getting over easy eggs from the cafeteria located miles below his hospital room, when what he ordered was over medium.  Suck it up and stop ordering the eggs.  It's a hospital, not a hotel.  It's best to order the oatmeal rather than fight with the chef.

I've been making slow progress on the shawl.  There are 9 sections with 68 stitches in each section which means every round is 612 stitches long.  When there are 738 stitches on the needles, it'll be done.  More than two-thirds of the main chart is complete and I'm beginning to imagine the beast all sprawled out and off my needles.  It's exciting to know I'm so close, but still, it's such a slow knit.  It would probably go much faster if I'd put the new pair of socks I'm knitting down and make myself focus.  Easier said than done.  One day, I'll get help for my knitting A.D.D.

The sock yarn is Colinette Jitterbug in the colourway Raphael.  It's a plain sock pattern because with yarn as pretty as this, no fancy stitches are required.

16 comments:

Jadekitty said...

Knitting A.D.D. could be something that keeps you motivated because you always have things on the go! It's better then having nothing started :)
I love the sock colors!

SkippyMom said...

Mr.LTL is a real treat isn't he? bah!

I love the socks. Oh I want to learn to knit so much.

Pyzahn said...

A friend knit (or is it knitted?) a pair of socks very much like these for my birthday last year. I love them. One of the best gifts I ever received.

You are fortunate to have such creative talent. I've tried knitting a couple of times but it does not come naturally and I don't have patience to work at it.

Stephanie V said...

Nice socks...nice name for the yarn. They look like they could jitterbug all by themselves. Your feet will be so happy.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I can't help but tell you how I laughed at the title of today's blog. For some reason when my kids were little we taught them to call a penis a "mister" and a vagina a "missy." I hope this is not a no no for a blog but in our vocabulary "A Twisted Mister" is a bad thing to have. Blessings
QMM

Miss 376 said...

there are some people you will never please. Much better getting stuck into the knitting

Brenda said...

Twisted Mister....haha. A girl can never have too many projects going.

Silliyak said...

When you're finished you can tell Mssr LTL to shove a sock in it!

Rudee said...

Jade-if you could see the WIPs, you may develop a different opinion in respect to my A.D.D.

Skippy-he's a miserable old goat, but at least he still has all of his hooves, even if secretly I believe they may be cloven hooves.

Pyzahn-heaven is a pair of hand knit socks received as a gift. I love getting them and I love giving them. These will be a gift for a family member.

Stephanie-I have several skeins of jitterbug, but this color caught my eye. I love it.

QMM- that was very funny. I can see where a twisted mister would be an issue in your family. In mine, it just describes my father in law's mind: Twisted.

Miss and Brenda, you are both right. Thank you for being such great knitting and project enablers.

Rudee said...

Yes Silllyak, but they won't be hand knit. Those are way too valuable. Really though, the man was hours away from losing his arm and all he can do is bitch.

WT said...

Sounds like Mr Shit-for-brains is being confined in the wrong institution.

SILVER said...

Just spend some time over at your other blog- interesting spinning spindle, pictures and stories! Your header did attract me here and i'm glad i did.

Renie Burghardt said...

Well....Rudee, I kinda emphatize with your twisted mister! The last time I was in the hospital, I just wanted to get the heck out of there. I know it's not a reasonable way of thinking, but still true.

Love the socks. Knitting must really be good therapy, besides the creative side of it.

Rudee said...

WT- someone in the family asked the docs to increase his mood stabilizers.

Silver-thank you.

Renie- I bet you don't blame your kids for your medical condition. The latest is that because the boys didn't trim his hedges, he hurt his arm. The truth is he threw a clot because he has uncontrolled atrial fibrillation. He can't bear the thought that at 82, some things may not work quite right.

Kathleen said...

Sigh. When will he ever get it. Don't answer that. I already know the answer.

Djinn said...

Rudee - Gorgeous socks!! I need to get back into some myself - they're SO much more portable than my current fav WIP (yes, there are several) Variety is the spice of life, and it's not ADD, it's multi-tasking ;)

I don't know whether I hope you stop hoping to get it right or not. Routinely-dashed hope is heartbreaking, but I'm not sure lack of hope is any better. I do know I hope he stops being such a ****ing pain in the *** and learns to count his blessings - starting with the ones he's related to!