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February 24, 2006

So far beyond random that it's not even funny.


I think we're past random now, closing in on stream-of-consciousness inane drivel. Sorry. It's the Friday evening of a very long week, and there is so much I need to do and I just can't deal with any of it right now. So I'm giving myself these few hours left in the evening off. (Well, knitting. But off from homework or housework.)

Steph wrote about her "Aw...Crap" Knitting Olympics moment earlier today. I think I had one this evening, although it took a slightly different form. Mine came when I walked in from the laundromat, already behind on my knitting schedule, and smelled that my roommate was cooking dinner. And I, alas, did not have the willpower to resist a homecooked dinner complete with champagne and plenty of venting about work. So I got even less done tonight. I'm knitting now, but I think I'm going to have go to bed before I even finish the cuff of this second sock. Ack.

On the way home from the laundromat, I saw a sign that I was sure said "WOOL BLENDS." And I was so excited that the hardware store was now carrying wool. Alas, it was in fact "WOOD BLINDS." Yeah. You know you knit too much when... Oh, you also know you knit too much when you have nightmares about moths in your socks. Just saying.

I am getting so excited about my new ten-at-a-time system. I'm glad you all did not think that ten was too ridiculously huge of a number. Honestly, I think that I wouldn't be able to stick to the system with a smaller number. Yeah, I'm just that fickle. The other good thing about having that many projects on the list is that there's always bound to be one reasonably close to completion (I hope!), so if there's something I really want to start, it shouldn't be a problem to finish something else fairly quickly so I have an open slot. OH, you want to know what my current list is? I thought you might!

Rib and Cable Socks (Knitting Olympics)
Teddy Bear Scarf
Irish Hiking Scarf
Campus Scarf
Dave's Scarf
Red Alpaca "Opal" Shawl
Baby Aran
Purple Trekking Socks
Ruffly Princess Hat

The last two aren't actually started yet, but I am planning to cast on for them as soon as the Olympics are over. Ack ack ack. Not finishing wasn't ever really an option, but now it really isn't, because I'm talking to NHPR on Monday. I simply cannot go on Morning Edition and say "No, actually, Lisa Peakes, I didn't finish." No. No self-respecting NPR junkie could do that. Not an option. So... it'll be an exciting few days.

Oh, and it will be especially exciting if the snow they're predicting actually materializes. I go to work at the bookstore at 8:45 tomorrow. It's supposed to start snowing at noon. I leave at five, and I actually have evening plans. Hmm. We'll see. My evening plans might become "sitting on the couch at my friend's apartment, watching DVDs and knitting." Because, you know, I'd mind that so much.

Posted by Kat at February 24, 2006 10:25 PM

Wow, you're going to be on Morning Edition, talking about the Knitting Olympics?! Too cool! Yay, Kat! Knit like the wind!!

Posted by: Chris at February 25, 2006 12:36 AM

Oooh kat! Cool about you n talking bout knitting :) I'm actually listening to knitting podcasts while I knit tonight (and while I was folding towels. Exciting, huh? I hope you get to watch DVDs and knit tommorow night. Get that sock DONE because I want to see the finished shawl SOON ... ;)

Posted by: aisling at February 25, 2006 12:39 AM

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