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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Coming Attractions

Let's see...

There are twenty-four hours in a day.

Take away:
  • Eight hours for sleeping.
  • At least one and a half for eating
  • One half for email maintenance
  • One half for Ravelry upkeep
  • One half for blog reading
  • One hour for computer intractability
  • One half for bookkeeping
  • One half hour for cleaning

Hey! I never claimed to be a Martha (Stewart); I'm more of an Erma (Bombeck), myself...

  • One hour for cuddling up with hubby (if we're lucky)
  • One hour for running errands
  • One hour for personal hygiene (don't worry;no details)
  • One hour for cooking

And that leaves...

seven hours.




Well, I was going to tell you I had time to write OR knit, but clearly I have time for both.

Who knew?

Anyway, here is some serious yarn pron to keep you happy while I go back to my knitting.

Candy Cane yarn left over from Christmas. Going to be something very festive, come next December. That's all I can say...

Handmaiden Swiss Mountain Cashmere & Silk in Spring. Was going to be a large leafy scarf or small leafy stole, depending on whether you are a half-empty or half-full kind person. Only there wasn't enough and I can't get more. So am putting this aside for now...

In favor of this! Same color, different (read: cheaper) fiber. Still yummy. This is Handmaiden Mini Maiden, wool & silk blend. Enough yardage for the project mentioned above.

More Mini Maiden in Stone

Just look at that variegation. I LOVE Handmaiden...

And this last is some of Kim's new Opulence Yarn in Amethyst.

I think it looks like boysenberry jam...

Right now, I feel like Morocco is the grownup equivalent of that old school bus standby, "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall." You remember, right? Only now the lyrics go something like this:

400 rows to go on the shawl
400 rows to go...
Knit one stitch
And try not to b**ch
399 rows to go on the shawl...


Anonymous said...

LOL, that is tooo funny!!!!

Agata said...

Oh man, that song just made my day. I think I'll adapt it to the Muir I'm making and sing it tonight while I'm on the couch with hubby, knitting away.

And I admire your half hour of Ravelry and half hour of blog reading a day. If I only spent half an hour posting on my blog, reading & responding to comments, reading other blogs, and commenting on other blogs I'd never have anything done!

vi said...

you will miss morocco when you are done knitting it
and i will look FORWARD to starting it


Pat K said...

Okay, I'm cool with this time schedule thing, but how would you fit a ten hour day at the office in? Sigh. No wonder I keep running short. LOVE the song!

EGunn said...

Ha ha! I am going to have that song running through my head for the rest of my current lace shawl! I don't even have 400 rows left to go, but at 450 stitches per row, it sure feels like eternity!

Dove Knits said...

You're hillarious. I found your blog through the Ravelry contests page, and am glad I did.

Ronni said...

LOL I love the song! I'm totally gonna have to watch myself now though so I don't end up singing it aloud while surrounded by Girl Scouts. It's bad enough that I taught my daughter to knit with "stab him, choke him, push him off a cliff.

I see my problem finding time to knit right here. I spend a lot more than a half hour on all those activities you spend only a half hour on. Well, except cleaning. I'm an Erma too.

Thanks for my first "bust a gut" laugh of the day. I needed that.