Monday, September 13, 2010

I said to Lizbon last night, "I don't think I'll have time to blog regularly - I'm too busy." She sighed and said she'd miss me. I thought about the tin can phone and about how little it actually takes to write a post, and said to myself, "Cowboy up."

I've been working on my niece's sweater - fields of white stockinette with zero interest until the button band, which is stranded. I've finished all the pieces except the hood. Work in progress:

And here is the swatch for the colours. I started out with a paler green and a paler pink (you can see them down near the cast-on edge) but they were all wrong - too babyish. The new ones are much better.

Lots of things are going on lately - I was joking to my mom the other day that I feel like I'm manning a crisis hotline. My poor friends are having a terrible time - 2010 is a doozy. I'm managing by careful administration of movies, fiction, alcohol, and stimulants.

Tea, Coffee, Sugar

Lovely stimulants.


kate said...

Nice to read you anytime you post.

I miss those particular stimulants, especially coffee. Sigh.

Dave Hingsburger said...

Ficton, that's my main excape. I love just spending an hour away from my life and in someone else's. Hmmmmm, wonder why I'm always reading about murder. OK, I've decided not to think that through.

lizbon said...

Oh my gosh, it's a post just for me (well not JUST for me...)! Thank you. And I did NOT mean to add anything to your (daunting) workload. Well, you probably get that, but just in case. I just meant exactly that - I miss you when you don't post for a while.

In other news, I love the pic of the fields of white stockinette. It reminds me of unpicked cotton. Very gossamer.

Dave Hingsburger said...

Reading your blog again and wondered why you decided to caption the bottom picture and not the others. Perhaps you wanted to let us know what was in those canisters? Maybe I'm psychic but I already knew. Wow. Sometimes I surprise myself.