|Me at 40.|
Well Hello There! Been a while, stranger! Haven’t seen you in these parts for a stretch! Been on vacation? I thought your died or something? No. Just lazy and still sort of adjusting to my new job. The hours are crappy but it’s better than not having a paycheck and having to move my dogs, fish, shoes, and all my yarn into my parents’ house. I am not sure if that would really be a bad thing but I would have to move into my old bedroom since the folks now live in my “just before I moved out” bedroom, which is actually bigger than my whole apartment. Of course I didn't actually move out until I was 30 and they still sort of so my laundry and take care of my turtle and my rabbits and buy me toilet paper and fruit and stuff. Now that I think about it, they are supposed to move into their newly remodeled bedroom which has been completed for several years not but it is “just too nice” and my mother does not want my father’s “greasy ass shoes” all over her new carpet. It’s strange. The bed is made, she keeps her clothes in there, makes everyone take their shoes off before they enter, yet they will not sleep there. The last time I inquired about it Pops said that he was worried the cat would not be able to find them if they moved rooms. Funny since the only person ever sleeping on the fancy bed is the cat, who is an ass hole and bites everyone and really does not deserve such luxuries. Maybe they really have relocated but pretend to live in my “just before I moved out” room so that I do not try and move back in? Hmmm, I think I am on to something. But I digress…
|Does this look look like a man with greasy shoes?|
Suzy and I were able to squeeze in some Stitches West in February. I could only stay for a few hours but still had a chance to locate and purchase THE PERFECT KNITTING BAG! I feel like I caught a unicorn. I have not taken any pictures of it yet but I will as soon as I let it out in the daylight. It’s HUGE and surprisingly not pink. I also bought a new ball winder with a handle since I have nowhere to clap my old one, and one skein of yarn that Suzy so kindly stood in line to purchase since I had to run to work. Next year, I am taking the whole weekend off. Getting text message updates about it just made me jealous. Did anyone else go? What did you get?!!!
I am back on the knitting benders. For some reason I have not knit for months. I was totally uninspired. I think that ever since I spilled coffee on, in and under my knitting bag I lost some momentum. Like it was some sort of curse. I feel like I am a little slow and out of practice. For example, Suzy and I cast on Alana Dakkos Rustling Leaves beret (I can't find a link to this right now.) It is beautiful. It has no bobbles (like the Cloudy Day that I cast on no less than nine times and finally tossed in the trash.) She of course finished it in like three days and I am on my third attempt at the cast on band after several miscounted stitches and two yarn color changes. Of course, if we could compare our knitting speeds (and skills) to vehicles, Suzy would be a really fast Formula Race car (red of course) and I would be a cart pulled by a toothless donkey, but I’m okay with it. Regardless, I forgot it at home today and I am at work yearning for my needles. Ahhhhh, my needles. Have you ever bought something, like really splurged, and been disappointed in it? Well, Hiya Hiyas are not disappointing. Truuuust me. They are like knitting with fairly wings. Smooth, easy to use, beautiful They just make everything better and now that I have the full set (I bought the large size sharps for myself for my B-day) I am ready to go. I think there is some magic in them. Of course it is sort of like buying some really cute shoes on sale and then spending way too much money on matching pants, make up, and a coat. I bought them a fancy case at Stitches and then had to get the knitting bag to hold them. They deserve it and I really just want to make sure they know they are loved.
Anyway, I have to get back to work. I will leave you with some pictures from my Birthday get away which was an awesome trip to Calistoga with my friend Bonnie. I am still dreaming about it. Knitting retreat anyone?