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Tueday, April 19, 2005


The Morning Buster, aka, Martha, is moving right towards the finish line. I am on the last piece, a sleeve. Why buster? It’s still chilly willy when I wend my way to the bus stop. I long for the day when, standing in the morning shade, I will be rapturously wrapped in the glorious glow of this gorgeous garment.

ANYTHING to make it easier to go to work in the morning, hear, hear!! I am so lucky to have a dayside shift – over the years at the television station, I’ve worked every time frame imaginable – overnights, early morning, late night – and had ridiculous days-off combinations as well. (News never sleeps!) How I stumbled into the current assignment parameters is a happy accident and I’ll not poke that dozing Giant to find out WHY.

But LuckyYesorNO I have to bribe myself to get ready for work on any given day. This is accomplished with two cups of coffee (wake it), a generous piece of Chocolate (feed it), and coconut smelling shampoo (scent it)… GO!

I have two alarm clocks – one is set to get me out of bed. The other is set to get me out of the house so I don’t miss the Bus. Without these Little Buddies, I’d go merrily along into some kind of House Hypnosis – that state where ANYTHING is more interesting than what you’re supposed to be doing. This can be activity as mundane as working out or as tedious as sink cleaning. ANYTHING that is not *on somebody else’s clock* applies.

This is actually where House Arrest would NOT be such a big deal for me! Peapod & Leona’s already drop off the viddles. USPS delivers the goods. And, music? We’ve got it.

I can see myself in the yard, surrounded by the wrought iron fence, gardening, pizza slice in hand, pods in place – Oui!

Our frisky friend, Martha At-Home, is wasting no time and has a new line of household products in the works: “Kmart will soon launch its first new line of Martha Stewart Everyday products in three years — ready-to-assemble furniture including dining tables, beds and even a sofa.” She also is going to be on the Radio!

Hey, now there’s a REASON to go to work – get some dinero to pick up that broadcast on de Pod! Woot!

the Martha Along is hosted by the fabulous Jessica! Check out her gorgeous new FO!

9 responses to “Tueday, April 19, 2005”

  1. marti says:

    you are just a bit ahead of me on martha and that is great, cause i sure needed a bit of inspiration to get going on that second sleeve!

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    I know~! I almost knit the second sleeve right after the first to avoid the Stall that ALWAYs gets me…

    I knit this totally out of *order* – one sleeve, both fronts, back, then last sleeve. I think there is a method to standard patten writing that gets the back out of the way (biggest piece?) but I ALWAYS start on a sleeve…

  3. Corinne says:

    I could do the house arrest thing with no problem! Peapod and assorted restaurants come here too, there’s endless internet sources for yarn and such, and plenty of projects in the works. There’s no real reason to leave except for Stitches and Michigan Fiber Festival. If only I can do away with that pesky job thing!

  4. Jackie says:

    That Martha is going to be some stunning sweater!

  5. margene says:

    That’s the trick, eh…knit.sleeve.first. We’ll I’m doing that on the Eyelet Cardi…because ah, I have to. But I, too want to wear it so I will persevere. Martha (yours) is lovely. Can’t wait to see it in action.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Oooh, ooh, alarm clock to get out of the house, what an excellent idea! If only I had thought of that back in my second-shift days… I had been up for hours, but never got to work on time.

    Also–do you still have that recipe for Refrigerator Pickles?

  7. Leslie says:

    I knit both sleeves at the same time. I just work them up on circular needles. My mom (82yrs) taught me that little trick. Her idea is that they work up faster, and they are totally even. I have been doing it that way ever since. I even got in to the habit of sliping the first stitch every row, it helps make an nice edge to sew up. And once you get used to it, it just becomes second nature….

  8. Renee says:

    House Hypnosis. So THAT’S what it’s called. Yes, on Friday when I was doing my taxes (notice, I procrastinated until the last day possible), I was sitting at my desk, cleaning out this drawer that hadn’t been organized in about a year, allegedly looking for a document, and realized how pathetic I really was and what lengths I would go to to avoid doing my taxes – cleaning!

  9. Jessica says:

    Yoru Martha looks great. I can’t wait to see it. I still haven’t started mine.
    Thanks for the nice words about my shawl. :)

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