Sunday, September 7, 2008

Who Wants a Worm?

You know, it really is true what they say. The early bird really does get the worm. But when you translate that statement over to humans, in lieu of a worm, you get an incredibly productive, crazy day.

For instance: by 9:30 this morning, when I wouldn't even have been AWAKE five years ago, I had done 2 loads of laundry and had put the second coat of paint on the upstairs bathroom. It's absolutely crazy how much you can cram into a weekend.

The unfortunate side effect of that amazing efficiency is a very noticeable shortening of the proverbial fuse. I have HAD it with this whole "wife and mother" deal. All I want for Christmas is for me to give me oodles of cash to sit on my keester, watch Buffy DVDs and knit. Seriously, is that too much to ask for?

Speaking of knitting, things didn't go quite as planned on Friday night. I mentioned last post that I wasn't convinced I had enough yarn for the Mystery Stole. The instructions state that you need 1100 yards of laceweight yarn, and the skein I wanted to use (Dyed in the Wool Handmade - Mmmmmmmm) has 980 yards.

I decided to ignore the little voice of reason telling me to use something else, and succeeded into the beginning of my second row, when I realized that the beads I had purchased to match the yarn were way too small, and there was no way I was going to get even one on my stitches. I took is as a sign from the Knitting Goddess to choose another yarn, and I ordered some beads in the appropriate size online (I don't have time to go traipsing across the city in search of the perfect beads. Those of you who do, more power to you.) I'll cast on when I get them (probably next week). I'm a bit miffed about starting the project a week behind in the clues, but hey, I'll live.

Since it's been a while since I've posted any pictures (Look! A slightly larger Pinwheel Blanket! Oooh, Aaaaaah), I'll leave you with this blurry shot of my daughter Émilie, taking her very first skating lesson on Saturday. Hmmmm.... I wonder where the XXIVth Winter Games will be held...

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Sinéad said...

Sorry to hear about the mystery stole and the beads. I'm sure that it's probably trying to tell you something, but I have no idea what.
About slightly larger pinwheel blanket pics, I love them! You can never get enough of ever increasing pinwheels...
Way to go, Émilie, she looks great on the ice! How many times did she land on her tush? Bet she was still better than me lol.

Alrischa said...

Oh, it's nice to hear someone else say that about the wife/mum job! It's a fairly thankless yet 24hr a day job! I used to work "full-time" in a job where people were often thanking me. Now Grumpy cries half the afternoon coz I won't let him draw on the table, the baby cries merely for "more cuddles", and my dear hubby always seems to be busy... outside! lol.

How big are you making your blanket?

birana said...

God! what a WE you had. To be a mum and wife working is not as fun then.. I'll wait few more years for the mother part. Hope you'll have more time to knit this week and that your beads problem will be solve. Your Emilie ont he ice thie WE.. it's still 20C outside!

Amelah said...

Awww skating!!! I miss it! She will definitely enjoy it! I did as a little girl!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I used to figure skate too - I also miss it. Looks like she's having fun!!

I hope you get the stole business worked out. What yarn will you be using instead of the DITWH?