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Friday, February 25, 2005

I’m either a big winner or a big LOSER over here with this pile of FINISHING that needs to be done…

In an embarrassment of riches, I find myself with a double load of sweater pieces begging to be seamed and banded.

EGADS! When did this train wreck happen! I was all in a frenzy to finish my Winter Projects and something might happen that has NEVER happened before. They might all GET DONE!

UPSIDE: now I can roust in all the Spring Pattern books that are insinuating their way into my hut. New IK. New Knitters (!). Rowan on the way (UK). WOOT!

DOWNSIDE: miles and miles of mattress stitch and buttonbands. OUuufffff…

And I can’t take it on the bus either, so THAT MEANS I get to be a dirty rotten cheater and start something else just so my fingers don’t get out of practice during Rush Hour. Knitting is my tranquilizer; my post-work Cocktail of sorts. Take it out of my Commuter Equation and it is NOT a pretty sight! It’s usually not much of a pretty sight even when I can reach for the knitting!

What could I possibly knit! Why something that might be left over from Spring LAST YEAR!!! Resurrection Hallelujah!

5 responses to “Friday, February 25, 2005”

  1. carolyn says:

    FYI – the tic tac toe playing chicken? i saw it many many times. i was so sad when it went away. that’s the only arcade i’ve been to that smelled like a barn. ;)

  2. Barbara says:

    I was so happy to see that cably sweater back on the blog. Can’t wait to see what it looks like post-finishing!

  3. monstergirl says:

    I can relate to the knitting-as-commuter-cocktail thing; I take a train and two buses to get to school (2 1/2 hours one way; if I drove it would be 1 1/2 hours), and none of my classmates understand *why* I choose this, even though they see 3-4-5 knitting projects a month from me (small, carry-able stuff, sweaters stay at home).

    It’s probably not the cheapest way to de-stress (yarn + metrolink pass = $$!), but its a good way.


  4. Bonne Marie says:

    An arcade that smells like a barn? Isn’t that the MDS&W? :) I thought it was Sheepy Disneyland!!! SUCH Fun! If you are really lonely for barn yard ambiance, might I suggest a short trip to the Lincoln Park Farm-in-a-Zoo where you could Groom a Goat if you were really jonesing…

    Can’t wait to finish my CableMe sweater, either! I had to pinch myself and realize I COULD knit two buttonbands on the bus without exceeding the Garmnet Load Limit!

  5. susan says:

    just want to say thanks for posting the craigslist link, i’ve never used it for strictly entertainment but it’s one of the only things that have made me laugh out loud all by myself… esp. ‘dear ex-boyfriend, it’s boring to stalk you now’… thanks!

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