Is it just me, or has this week been at least 3 months long? I know it’s Thursday, and we had Monday off for Labor Day – but damn – I can’t even remember Monday! And I could swear that summer was at least 6 months ago. I can’t believe I have one more day to go before another weekend. At least I’m working from home tomorrow, so it won’t be as bad as the rest of the days were this week. I passed out on the train this morning AND tonight – so obviously I’m tired. So here is to sleeping in just a little longer, and not having to deal with my co-workers.
OK, so I don’t have a lot of stuff to talk about tonight – just a little of this and that. First up….Opal sent me an email and mentioned the Second Wave KAL for Clapotis. I’ve always wanted to make this pattern – and maybe this is the excuse…um, push….I need. I have hesitated because I just don’t get the whole “drop the stitches at the end” thing. I haven’t read the pattern closely – more of a scan, but it seems confusing. But maybe I’ll join this. I just don’t have the yarn. And I really don’t want to buy any (oh, did I mention – total yarn diet. I am boycotting it – and considering doing that until next year’s Maryland Sheep and Wool). So not sure I can. So I thought I’d mention it. Because Opal is a very bad influence (and go tell her that her Flower Basket Shawl isn’t hideous!).
So I did. It came tonight. And I really like it – gorgeous patterns! I already have marked at least 5 that I want to make – I really like the Ski Jacket. Maybe once I’m done with all of my current projects. But it is a good review of the book – see if it doesn’t tempt you to buy the book.
I don’t have any pictures to update you on where I am on my UFO’s. I just turned the heel on the Child’s First sock – no pictures because a) its boring and b) I don’t have batteries for the camera. Almost finished with the first ball of Malabrigo for Sharfik. I bought two more balls – but the person on eBay hasn’t sent them and I had to open a dispute. Sigh. I’m clipping along on Cobblestone.
Did you notice the progress bars on the right? Free WordPress doesn’t allow you to have scripts or anything cool like that. So I’ve been without them on my projects since I moved from Blogger. Until now. Until I found a solution on Knitting Sutra – who pointed me to Yarn Tomato – ingenious! Now I’m happy to be able to show you the pathetic progress I’m making!
I had lunch with co-workers today – and one of them kept on making fun of me for knitting. All the cliche knitter comments – I don’t have the patience for that. It is a waste of time. Don’t grannies do that? It was really irritating. What makes it worse? She is the one I’m knitting Sharfik for! With Malabrigo! I’m considering whether or not I should be petty and just not give it to her. Because I think I’m a little bit hesitant to give this beautiful, soft scarf to someone who sat there and made fun of me for making it! What do you think?
OK, I’m off to finish my glass of wine and start knitting on Cobblestone again. Have a great Friday – and let’s hope this week wraps up fast!