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Thursday, February 17, 2005

When you live in a building with other people, certain rules apply. When the baby on 1st is having a primal teething howldown at 3am, you seek solace by diving head first into the living room couch and countinue counting zzzzzzzzzzs. Your alpha waves don’t even break stride. They’re busy making up for the deficit that occured at 12:30am when your gi-tar playin’ neighbor on 3 came in from his weekly buddy jam session and has decided to continue the vibe for awhile.

You went to bed at 10:30pm and are now up at 6:30am like a tiny little atomic clock, even though it probably isn’t in your own best interests.

TEMPTING, the thought of doing a few loads of laundry (they’re always THERE like the smile on the Cheshire Cat, waiting for you when you walk by) because using water in the middle of the night is one of the LOUDEST things you can do. Yeah! Somehow in the trip from the water main in the middle of the street, the jetstream picks up about a thousand wailing surfers and when you open the faucets, aloha, RAVE!

Just flushing the toilet a few times would be karmic payback enough but alas, you know better than most what goes around comes around and you choose instead, to Pick’n’Dust, while listening to Marie Ishad’s KnitCast on your iPod. Coming from a family where every second born person inherits the special Pack Rat DNA, you don’t stand a chance and those little piles of STUFF grow casually on their own until they are everywhere. You are a Pyramid Piler. No nasty chaotic mess on the floors for you; you, being in denial just stack like-shaped like-materialed things on each other. All over the joint. And it NEEDS to be put AWAY…

Most of it is irrelevant crap but you, in your ever-lovin’ pea-pickin’ heart just KNOW that maybe, just maybe, it’s gonna come in handy LATER…

and HEY, baby, later is TODAY…

Like almost all of my Holiday Deadlined Projects, the M

6 responses to “Thursday, February 17, 2005”

  1. Ellen says:

    Thanks for the tip on the Knitcast!
    Just in time to use my brand-new iPod mini.
    It’s a brilliant idea!

  2. Rebekah says:

    The Menage a Doux looks great! Recycling yarn…isn’t it a beautiful thing? I am in the throws of my first rip… a deep berry colored sweater in a beautiful 4 ply cotton. It’s definitely yarn lust at this point. They say you never forget your first.

  3. Kathy in San Jose says:

    Love the plummy goodness of the Menage a doux! Can’t wait to see the final product — maybe a little rolled collar?

    The Knitcast link is fabulous – thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  4. Michelle says:

    The sweater looks great!

    I will, sadly, be a KIP-less wonder once again, but I’m coming next time, come hell or high water!!! Have fun tonight.

  5. Becky says:

    Hehe…I love your idea of cork boarding those knit pieces and putting them UP. An original Chic Knits work of art.

    P.S. I hear you re living in a building with other people! I find that getting my son’s little basketball, wrapping it in a plastic bag, and BONKING IT repeatedly on the ceiling is a good way to tell my upstairs neighbors to stop walking around like they’ve got lead in their feet.

  6. Marlena says:

    I only have upstairs neighbors right now, but they’re enough to keep someone up all night. I don’t know if they’re actually tossing each other around up there or what, but at least once a night there’s a huge CRASH that shakes the ceiling. Thankfully, our music tastes are similar, since I listen to “neighbor radio” every night. Also fortunately, I’m both laid back and a heavy sleeper, so no throw downs in the hallway… yet.

    Can’t wait to see the finished cardigan! As soon as I finish the Round rip cardigan, I have the Ribby on my list!

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