Sunday, August 28, 2005
Can you believe it? I knew I'd finally be able to put those tiny needles down and start a new project. Mom loves it. I think I could've used more yarn than the pattern asked for, and I'm contemplating knitting another ball of yarn, but for now, it's finished. If I ever get bored and want to make it longer, maybe I'll go back and knit another ball of yarn. Ah, let's not hold our breath.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Yard Sale Finds
Dress Needing a Shawl
Friday, August 12, 2005
Law and Order Junkies
I love today. Not just because it’s Friday, which it and of itself is a wonderful day, but because we are going on vay-cay. The first extended vacation in a long time, and definitely the longest vacation since Spring Break. Ahhh, I can only imagine how peaceful my knitting needles and I will be during the next two weeks.
One of my favorites activities occurs on Friday nights at JaKnit and Vade’s home. After lighting the candles, saying the blessings over the wine and bread, we eat a wonderfully homemade Shabbat meal and the best, I mean the best, homemade Challah ever. Afterwards, the wine flows more smoothly, we light up the hookah with “three apple” tobacco, place our knitting projects in our laps, and turn to USA or TNT, whichever is showing a Law and Order episode, any version, that we haven’t yet seen (and sometimes, we even watch the episodes we haven’t seen). Someone out there needs to create a national holiday for Law and Order knitters. While reading an article sent to me by Baba Beer, the last line made my jaw drop, and I realized that we’re not the only ones who knit while watching Law and Order. I couldn’t believe it, we’re not alone, there are others like us, we’re not so different, we’re not so strange, we’re not the only ones who stay up late watching an episode, and finishing a row, despite the fact the alarm will ring at 6 am. This was a very comforting thought.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
It’s been too long…but there’s good reason. You could say I’ve been kinda busy – graduated from law school, studied for this little test called the BAR exam (too bad I wasn’t spending the two months in a bar), and then, after a few days to recuperate (because of course I only needed a few days), I started my first job out of school working as a law clerk. But the most troublesome part of my new job is (okay, maybe not the most troublesome) the Michael’s store that’s on my way home. It calls to me and this is very bad considering my stash is way too big for my own good, I have so many ideas and I just can’t knit fast enough. I’ve had to resort to a huge basket in the kitchen to keep my acquisitions from yard sales. Yup, we finally found yarn at a yard sale over the summer and it was the most beautiful yarn ever (don’t worry, pictures are coming later tonight). JaKnit got her hands on some silk yarn in earth tones to which I look forward to see her creation. I snagged some hand dyed wool, 3 different hues of redish pink. I just wish my fingers could go faster, and my body wasn’t so exhausted from the working day. It’s hard being a working girl. After graduation from school and vowing to never return, I was looking forward to spending my evenings on the couch, knitting my heart out. Of course, there’s been a snag since the couch isn’t set up yet and I’m forbidden from going into the living room and sitting on that couch, especially since I sprayed ink everywhere (that’s a story for another time), so now, I’ve been going upstairs, lying on my bed, knitting needles in hand, and by 9:30, with Law and Order on in the background, I’ve fallen asleep. Not getting too much knitting accomplished. Maybe a few rows here and there. I have high hopes, with vacation coming up, and with my friend Amber’s wedding sneaking up on me, I have to make the off-white shawl to go with my new dress I snagged for $19.99 from Ann Taylor Loft. Why do I have a feeling that isn’t going to be finished by September 3rd?