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May 24, 2007

Thursday Knitting or "Yes I am making another hat." Plus other items of equally great interest.

Hat #349,843:

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It's my current obsession Patons SWS in "Natural Earth" and I'm making a ribbed-brim hat. I cast on 72 stitches on a size 10 Addi and started with knit four, purl four all the way around for the ribbing. For the body I switched to size 10.5 bamboo needles (I don't think I have a 10.5 addi ... or if I do it is hiding...) and started the stockinette body. I only got one row of that done, but not bad progress for bus knitting.

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Such pretty yarn! This is the roll-brim version in progress.

And this is a finished roll-brim hat made from the same yarn:
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Hello bathroom mirror. In this picture it is 5:30 a.m. and yet still someone almost walked in on me photographing myself in the ladies room at work while wearing normal boring work clothes + one wool hat, in MAY. There are many things about all of that which are wrong to Very Conservative Workplace, Inc., and would make people wonder if I were drinking something a bit stronger than coffee.

Alas, I am not.

I pretended to be looking for something in my purse. Then I washed my hands. I felt suspiciously like a ladies room interloper ... maybe it was the hat.

Oh, also I am not going to Stitch 'n Bitch tonight, sadly. I got in to work and realized that I have Monday off for Memorial Day. Yay me! Then I realized the project that is due for Monday is now due... tomorrow. Boo hiss. So I will be working late and trying to catch up. The good news is that the late bus is always in the worst of the worst traffic so I will probably finish my ribby-brim hat on the way home. That is good news, right?

No, wait, don't answer that.


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Why is that guy so happy about $3.59 a gallon?

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So over the weekend I was riding in the passenger seat of Faith's car and saw this guy driving and I rolled down my window and I tried so hard to tell him he had something stuck to his window:

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"Hey, guy! You have something stuck on your car!" I was even waving my arms and gesturing but he never saw me. I just thought this was the FUNNIEST THING EVER. I cracked myself right up. I am sometimes about ten years old. Oh! I also love to drive by any place that has a funny statue -- you know, like western wear stores that have a big horse statue on top of their sign -- and I like to roll down the window and yell, "Don't jump! Don't jump!"

My ex-husband never thought this was funny.

I believe that is a VERY telling sign. In the future, I think I need to take all my dates past the BBQ place on Ventura in the West Valley, the one that has a big cow on top of the sign, and holler at it not to jump. If the date thinks this is funny, he gets another chance.

What...? It sounded like a good idea....

Posted by laurie at May 24, 2007 7:46 AM