Sittin 'n Knittin

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Excuse me, waiter, this glass has a hole in the bottom

Many moons ago, I had a co-worker who was, in a word, negative. Her glass wasn't half empty, it had a hole in the bottom. I learned, albeit a bit slowly, to never ask this particular person how the weekend was, or any question that left an opening for the inevitable sigh followed by "Well..." and the litany of things that went wrong. In her, I saw a reflection of my own tendency to be hyper-critical. I am a Virgo after all, and have a certain reputation to uphold. I do make a concerted effort to keep my criticisms to myself. Unless, of course, I find myself seated next to Clairee Belcher, because you know what she says: if you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me! My husband fills this role for me, allowing me to get the minor tirades out of my system. Somehow, this makes it easier for me to find the things or moments to appreciate and remember.

So here are a few of the things I will remember from this weekend, in no particular order:
The bride and groom were beautiful and happy.
The wedding cake was amazing.
The DJ was kickin' and Flyboy had a fabu time dancing with cousins and new friends.
The rain started well after the outdoor activities finished.
I never have to eat lobster at the Peaks Island Lions Club ever again in my life.
(I do love lobster...when cooked sufficiently)

My Something Ecru, the knitting portion, is completed. I had the goal of finishing it before we went to Maine this past weekend. Casting off the final stitch a mere mile from the Maine border counts, does it not? No photos as it needs some serious blocking. I am having a bit of a "hole in the bottom of the glass" moment about it, wondering if blocking will fix the button band or if I must re-knit.....Please keep fingers crossed for me!

Kiri is...I'm not really sure where she is right now. Suffice it to say, I have not been actively working on her. I hope to jump back in now that the cardi is "done". In a fit of desire for a fresh face and renewed enthusiasm, I did cast on my Falling Leaves socks, the pattern my KSKS pal sent me with that beautiful violet yarn. I am working them both, 2 socks on 2 needles, toe up. I like the way the pattern is turning out, but still don't feel comfortable knitting without the chart. And it's a really easy chart! I'm not sure if my heart isn't in it right now, or if it just isn't intuitive enough for me. At any rate, I WILL memorize this pattern and I get to turn the heels in another inch and a half or so.

As soon as I recharge the camera battery, I'll have photos, including some yarn p*rn!


Blogger emmy said...

I am so glad that you noticed THE project bag. It is with me ALL the time. I do so love it! I carry my yarn around with me and show it off everywhere!! A Starbucks just recently opened up here in my small city/town so my ds and I enjoyed the gift card. Again many many thanks for all the goodies.

My glass is always half full. Enjoyed your post

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I am trying very hard to keep my glass half full or all the way full if possible! I hope you are feeling better and I enjoyed your post!

8:08 AM  

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