In my imagination...

goals for weekend:

1. make berry pie (blackberry?)
2. do oodles of yoga to counteract pie.
3. eat oodles of pie to counteract yoga.
3. make progress on quattro bag.
4. finish ribbon shawl.
5. finish bookmark.
6. organize beads.
7. wash car.
8. laundry/dishes/vacuum, etc.
9. eat more pie.
10. do more yoga.
11. rinse, repeat.
12. finish a few chapters in sherlock holmes and start Anna Karenina.
13. find sugardaddy to take me to opera.
14. revise list to reality.

Off to eat Indian yumminess and watch a video while working on shawl.

secretpal: Wasn't ignoring you. busy week. I don't know much about 'recycled yarn.' I'm new enough that I kinda need gauge/fibercontent/washing instructions, and enjoy something somewhat resembling a 'new yarn' smell. Not destroying the world to create new while the old languishes is a good thing, I agree. (straddling the fence, I know. Guess my answer is: it depends!)


working on it

I have a job!

Take that for granted in your world?
In the past year I've watched 5 or 6 friends struggle with this alongside me. Responsible, educated, "with it" adults. Jobs aren't a for-sure-thing anymore.


I have a job!

The company I've been temping for since last summer finally gave me a permanent position. Mostly, I'll be doing the same job, but there will be extra responsibilities now. And a desk in my own cubby. And lots of new stacks of paperwork trying to cover it.
Did I mention I have my own desk now!?!

Woo-hoo. Ms. WhimZ has a job.
On the knitting front:
I haven't finished anything this week. Have done a few more rounds on the bag. Have done a few reps of the orange bookmark(?) pattern. Have read oodles of blogs. Have shopped for my secret pal. Have joined the freakshow of Cotton Ease hoarders.

quattro bag is growing!

quattro/cascade bag in progress, next to the cute li'l pillow from Mom/Dad!

I found some plastic circ's at JoAnn for 1.99....has anyone tried these? I bought a few for giggles this weekend (in sizes I don't already have) with 50% off coupons...So, even if they're icky, I can use them in a pinch. If anyone has experience with these, please let me know!

Hopefully I'll get the ribbon shawl going again this week. I have a fantasy of finishing it this week and wearing it to the opera next weekend. Wow, tho...opera tix are PRICEY! I've promised myself to learn to like opera and have gone to one each of the past 2 summers. The other night I watched a PBS special called "operatunity" that was fantastic (heehee...I don't like reality TV, but this show could make me a convert!) By the time I am rich and old and distinguished, I'll be crying like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman at the grand musical experience!

I think the notion of doing a top is rapidly approaching. I have a sweater in mind, and a tank top is a possibility (to use up some of the Cotton Ease!) I'm nervous about jumping to that level. I better watch it, or I'll be doing socks before I know it. Hey, Bob...how ARE the socks? (echoes of "phoenixphoenixphoenix" are heard in the distance.....)

Bob's phoenix sock in progress
Bob's sock is coming along. If he finishes it, how can I tease him?

Must.finish.phoenix! ...or, too many shots at starbucks. your pick.

[This post was written 6/18 and just posted 6/23...that's a hint of my life in new-job-land. The shawl is growing, the bookmark is almost done!]


...and the livin' is easy.

The mini-break from knitting was a good thing.

I got the garden pretty well in. It was fantabulous to get to play with the flowers while chugging my *grape cool-aid.
I ran away with Huck Finn for a few hours.
I went on a yarn outing with Bob and found a goodie for my secret pal and some dirt cheap THIN orange yarn for moi. I sat at Starbucks w/my *Chai playing with said orange yarn (it's on its way to being a bracelet or bookmark or such.)
I had brunch with Bob and Jeff before getting some chores done while watching a very used tape of Truth about Cats and Dogs.
I cooked dinner for the first time in eons.

I sat on the porch tonite watching a storm roll in, sipping a *glass of wine with dinner. it was soooo relaxing. I pulled out the felted bag for the first time in a week and it was really nice to play with it again. An old friend. Did 3 rounds while watching the sky turn stormy pink, feeling the wind coming up, catching bits of thunder/lightning here and there. Right as I came inside, buckets came down...hurrah...my new garden wanted a *drink!

[*4 beverage references. 3 for me, 1 for flowers.]
I know, I need to post pics. and be funnier. but...not tonite. Hanging on to this 'escape' mood and turning computer off during storm!

g'nite all!


lazy hazy days of Spring

blogging -
not so much.
knitting -
not so much.

I have been reading and finally made it to the grocery. My apartment is at lower hurricane levels than frequently observed. I have slept.

The weather is hot. This doesn't make me whiny like most around here, but it does slow me down a bit. It makes sitting on the porch sipping a *beverage, kicked back with a book, knitting 1 row an hour, seem like good livin'.

I finished a washcloth tonite. Nope, it's not getting posted. I experimented with yarn choice and edging. It's not ugly, but it won't be the gift I'd intended. I bought backup yarn. Maybe that version will make it to blogville soon.

I only went to one SnB this week (yeah, I said only.) It was a good time. I miss the other groups, but being home to eat/sleep/read/live/play with kitties has to fit in somewhere. I'm gonna put my garden in this weekend hopefully. And clean the closet. And blogstalk other knitters. And watch some videos I've taped. And read a teensy portion of the mountain of books. And play outside at the park. And...I'm sure they'll be some knittin' in there, too.

you didn't doubt that, did ya?

*something I need to add to my about me: I neglected to mention my fondness for coffee/tea. Fondness, she says. I'm rarely seen without a coffeecup in hand, tho sometimes that cup has hot tea/chai in it instead...(or grape cool-aid, in current weather. Or adult beverages. Or maybe that swell new lime pepsi.) hmmm....I just like to drink. all. the. time.