Friday, March 21, 2008

It's late. Forgive me.

My friend invited us to go swimming with her family the other day. I had planned to skip it, but unfortunately her daughter told my daughter about it and I was cornered. We were pretty pressed for time, but there's a MINIMUM of preparation necessary for public semi-nudity, if you know what I mean, and I can tell you I felt quite resentful that I had to SHAVE MY LEGS IN MARCH. It's still freaking winter, people, plus I have been using the same razor for like nine months ("not using"?) and being out of practice and on a tight schedule it's a wonder I did not end up weltering in my own blood. Then there was that eerie thing when you go to bed and you can barely feel the sheets on your legs because you're too damn smooth.

Anyway.

(Actually this might count as another "crap housekeeper" post. Also I should assure you that I am perfectly hygienic. Leg hair has nothing to do with hygiene.)

"Screen wipe: new scene."
-Andrew, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 6:4


Because I know you're all chewing on your fingernails wondering about my knitting, the Log Cabin afghan was about three hours from finishing, but the needle broke. I just got a replacement tonight. Then there are the ends to weave in, and with luck and good management (ha!) I should have the FO post for you by the end of the week.

The Marina Piccola socks were kind of neglected for a couple of weeks, but I have picked them up again and am determined to finish by Tuesday. I am almost through the heel flap, so it'll get quicker from here onwards, as the sole stitches are in plain stockinette.

I have lost one of the booties for my sister's friend, and have knit another but - TRAGICALLY - they are not exactly the same size. Why this should be, I don't know. I think I will block the small one and stretch it out, and then I will sew buttons on them and send them off. Besides, if she wants two booties exactly the same, she can no doubt find those at China-Mart. (I am being brusque and dismissive to cover up my feelings of chagrin and disappointment.)


By the way, I should ask. I have been noticing there is more Life and less Knitting happening here lately. Is that okay with you guys?

10 comments:

dropstitchknitter said...

Dayum - I'm holding out till April on the shaving thing. And then it's only going to be the Lower Leg.

I enjoy reading your blog because of the variety - knitting, life, life, knitting? It's all good!

Olga said...

well, I keep coming back for more cause I have no life...so yeah, whatevah you write I'll click and read.

Kris said...

I think I shave about once a month in the winter. If DH has a problem with that he hasn't said so (he's no fool).

I'm not sure I can say much about th lack of knitting. I haven't done much at all that isn't for sale and honestly, I'm okay with that.

Bethro said...

Life stuff is why we do knitting stuff. Completely relevant and interesting.

Also, since I can't start having babies for another two years, I am always eager to hear about your girls.

Annalea said...

"More life and less knitting". Of course! There is more to life than knitting, although I don't often like to dwell on it. ;o) I read Half Soled Boots because I like what you write--and knitting wasn't even how I ended up here. So, write whatever you feel like writing. It is your blog, after all, and I'm here to read what you are writing.

Oh, and I had to start shaving this month, too . . . so don't feel too alone . . .

Kate said...

Like dropstitch, I only deal with the lower leg as well. And considering the weather - your legs must be cold today :)

Knitting, life, candy stores ... it's all good.

Belinda said...

Oh dear, I'm laughing because, good news ladies, as you get older, leg hair almost vanishes!

Something to look forward to; aging does have some perks. :)

Penny said...

Most blogs go in phases. Then they either go back or they evolve.

Dave Hingsburger said...

When I began my blog I determined that I would have just a disability focus, and I've kept to that pretty much. There are times, though I'd like to cut loose and write something else ... maybe I should follow your lead. Write what you want ...

Stace' said...

It's all good!