Friday, May 13, 2011

Random's all I got

I feel so scattered today that I can't even come up with a decent intro to a post about how scattered I feel. I like to set up each blog post just so, and I think I usually do a pretty good job of writing an intro for my posts, but today I just don't have it in me. All I keep coming up with are random tidbits that "could be fun to talk about", so I'm giving up on any pretense of a storyline or whatever and just jumping right in. Let's embrace the random, shall we?

  1. I didn't get to take pictures of me wearing Chadwick this week. First there was the bad camera day, then we fell victim to the dreaded "Lost Memory Card" syndrome. I wore it on Wednesday though, and it's pretty fabulous. Perfect accessory for my brown leather jacket. Yum.

  2. I'm fighting a pretty devastating urge to drastically enhance the stash. Specifically, I want to buy enough Tanis to make Calligraphy, and enough Quince & Co Tern to make Akoya.

  3. I even know which colourways I want for each sweater. That's a bad sign.

  4. I'm trying to quell the urge to buy yarn by buying fabric instead. I realize that's still technically stash enhancement, but since my fabric stash is still comparatively wee, I'm choosing to congratulate myself for my maturity and personal growth and leaving it at that.

  5. Sewing feels like a daytime activity to me, whereas knitting is totally an evening thing. Weird, eh?

  6. I've amped up my training for the half-marathon at the end of the month. I'm up to 60 consecutive minutes at this point.

  7. I'd be all "Booyah!" about that, except that the half-marathon will likely take me 120 minutes to run. That makes me want to cry a little bit.

  8. Asking yourself "What the f**k was I f***ing thinking, f***ing signing up for a f***ing half-f***ing-marathon, anyway????" isn't actually a great motivator when you're trying to get through a 60-minute run.

  9. It's Maxime's birthday tomorrow. Little dude is going to be FOUR. How did that happen?

  10. I've got the gifts wrapped, I'm baking the cake tonight, I think that's everything, right?

  11. Right?

  12. In keeping with the New Rule, after completing Chadwick I immediately cast on a pair of socks (Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch, from Knitting Vintage Socks). At first I thought this might be one of those patterns that just flies off the needles, but progress has been super slow lately, so maybe not.

  13. It's just dawned on me that progress has been slow because I've been running/wrapping/stressing instead of knitting this week. Maybe those über-fast projects are über-fast because we actually knit on them??

Happy Knitting, Everyone!


sapphireblue said...

Sounds like me today. I am sitting at work thinking of a million things I should be doing but can't because I'm tied to this darn desk. Ugh! 3 1/2 more hours to go.

tentenknits said...

You brave soul. A HALF marathon. Girl, I go a MILE and am WOOPIE!! :-) I also am no help on the anti-stash enhancement... love both those project ideas and YARN! do it! ;-)

Caroline said...

I love Calligraphy (and Tanis yarn too). It's going to look great on you. Buy the yarn!

I also feel the urge to enhance the stash, but since I don't have time to knit anymore, it's not a good idea.

Sinéad said...

Happy belated birthday Maxime! Hope you had a great day yesterday. And you know you can do the half marathon. You can do anything you set your mind to. A little swearing along the way is perfectly acceptible in my book. :)
Oh and I'd love to see Akoya on you, I think it would suit you to a tee.

dawn said...

I agree lets embrace the random! I'm in awe of your running skillz ;)