Thursday, May 31, 2007

A lot more of the same old same old

So it's the last day of May. An old friend from college is visiting the city and sleeping on my couch for the next few days. It's really great to see him, it really has been years, but I hate having house guests. It's terrible to say that, I think, but I'm such a homebody, and I love living alone, and suddenly having another body in your space is a little annoying. I did lots of cleaning in anticipation of his visit, but it's still not as clean as I would like. I should have mopped. But ugh, I hate mopping. And I was thinking about painting my bedroom this weekend, but now I can't, because I have to play host. On the bright side, check out what I bought for my bedroom once it gets a new coat of paint. I'm so excited!

In knitting news, I'm still kind of ignoring the Purple Cabled Cardigan. It's looking like we may be broken up for a few more weeks. I'm nearly finished with a Kittyville hat, but need to make the pompoms and attach the ears. I wanted a quick project, and this one was. I think I had the hat and the i-cords done in about 3 hours. Pics of finished stuff next time.

I'm thinking I might start the Garden Path Shawl next. I'm planning on giving it to my Mom for christmas, and it would be nice to finish it really early. And I'm planning to make a Clapotis for my Aunt, and assorted gifts for friends, so I feel like I need to get cracking.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I hate it when...

People clip their nails in public. Something about that sound just drives me nuts.

Anyhoot, I haven't been up to much these last few weeks. The cold I contracted over Easter weekend morphed into tonsillitis and a weak flu, and it took me forever to get over. I'm just finally feeling like my old self again. I had to mostly put the knitting on hold, because by the time I would get home from work, I would be too tired to be able to concentrate on anything. So I slowly finished the My So-Called Scarf, and worked up a Republic Hat out of some KnitPicks Panache I had in my stash. I'll post pictures soon. And I got to make a trip to M & J Trimmings to find a button for the hat. Yay! The woman in front of me at the register bought $241 worth of ribbon. Yikes. Must have been some f'ing awesome ribbon.

By the way, did I mention what I got to see the other day?

Holy tea cakes was it fun. They stick really closely to the plot of the movie, and Laura Bell Bundy could almost be a double for Reese Witherspoon. I definitely give it a "See It".