Monday, September 17, 2007

The Knitting Life

I spent over an hour at the orthodontist's office waiting for someone to go from this:

to this:

While there I worked on this:

Okay granted this is a picture of my sock on Main Street where I waited for my lunch which consisted of a gyro from the Greek restaurant, but I really did get a lot of work done on it at the orthodontist's office. The body is coming along okay - I don't necessarily like the way I cast on - but we'll see what happens when I go to work on the heel. If you hear hysterical screaming
coming from my part of the continent you will know I've screwed up. And for those who are wondering the yarn is Colinette Jitterbug in Bright Charcoal.

Because I just don't have enough to fill my life I've gone and joined a couple of other KAL's. Fortunately one doesn't start until November and by then my class will be winding down.

As an aside whenever I use the phrase winding up/down it always gives me a private chuckle because it makes me think of "Mama's Family" and the episode where they end up on Family Feud and Mama is asked to name something you "wind up" and she says a letter. They lose but of course she's right, because what do you normally write at the end of a letter: "Guess I'll be winding up this letter now."

Okay, sorry for the digression, back to the original post.

So one KAL that I joined, and I'm blaming this on Caroline, is the Anne of Green Gables Knit and Read Along. I started listening to the free audio recording (courtesy of LibriVox) and fell in love with the story. Where has it been all my life?

I really have no clue what I'll knit - a shawl seems logical, but we'll see.

I also joined the Bag Style KAL.

The book doesn't even come out until November, like I said earlier, so I'll have some time to get some things done and get my life in order.

Now for some exciting news, after I took SN2 to school following his orthodontist appointment I got this delivered by UPS:

Yee ha.
I love it - and it is so Fuge!!!
Who knew?
Well Purl did but I just had no idea of it's true size.
I almost wanted to fill it up with my sock and some knitting accoutrements and take a walk. After all it was a glorious autumn day here (even though technically it's not autumn yet), but I really needed to work on some writing for school so I just perched it on the rocking chair close to the computer and looked at it fondly from time to time.


Jennifer said...

What a great day. Congratulations to DN2. I love that million-dollar-smile. Now you'll have to fend off the crazed teenage girls as the gather outside your door day and night... The bag looks even better in your possession than it did before! Enjoy.

Angelika said...

Tell me about waiting rooms. I spent enough time in there yesterday too waiting for a deep cleaning, part 1, which cost me an arm. The leg will come off with the second half. I did however get some work done on my babyblanket.

Purl said...

Love the pictures! Sorry about the huge bag--I love big bags and didn't think to warn you!

I want Bag Style--the preview pictures look great.