Thursday, December 23, 2004

Unfortunately $500 only goes so far, and I really am trying not to spend ALL of it... So, nope, just the 8 verses of the song. But feel free to sing it ad nauseum nonetheless, lifting your egg nogg high.

I'm getting one of my Christmas gifts early this year... tonight, as a matter of fact...

(drum roll, please)


(thank you)

TICKETS TO RENT!!!! This is one of my favorite shows, based on my favorite opera, and GB and I wen to see it on one of our first dates (I say "one of" because it was at that time period where we were "just friends" exclusively ... we were a little slow on defining things...)

Because he's giving me something early, he'll get something early too... but I can't tell you until he gets it tonight, because he might read this...

Still knitting Caroline's mittens and scarf. The hat is done, and I have no fear that the mittens will be done. The scarf is making me a little nervous, but I think it's still doable. It would have been 100% doable if I hadn't wasted time last night.

I changed the pattern. This isn't a surprise, since I don't follow patterns - I see them as suggestions, not rules (interestingly enough, I cook the same way). And I thought I was being SO smart to take notes as to what I did, seeing as I had a whole other mitten to knit. I neglected to note two things - how many stitches I cast on, and which size I'm making.

Yup. I'm an idiot.

I guessed the cast on, got to the section where I'd cleverly notated my changes, and convinced myself it was wrong. Ripped that out, started again (with a different cast on number) and then got stuck in the same spot. Third time's the charm, I went back to the original cast-on number, got to the sticking point, and stared at it for three hours.

This morning, I picked it up, figured out with one glance what I'd done wrong (started with a cast on amount of one size, didn't want to widen as much as the pattern suggests, so altered an increase row - this is what I noted - and then picked up with the next size down) and was able to get about halfway up the mitten.

If AC would ever go home today, I'd be able to knit the rest of it here. But Nooo... he has to be all responsible and good-employee-ish and he's doing his work. Jerk.

And because of the show, I can't knit tonight (maybe the scarf? It is a balcony seat... HA. You know damn well I'll drop a ball of yarn over the edge accidentally...) so that leaves me with tomorrow and Saturday morning to do the scarf.

I have this vague feeling I should be more stressed out about this.

I'll shoot for pictures tomorrow (you'll love the mittens, they really are adorable)


Blogger ann said...

Happy Holidays! I have been enjoying reading about all of your purchases with your Christmas bonus - especially your new drop spindle! enjoy the show tonight!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Ahem...Miss Amie, you should be knitting mittens and getting ready for the show tonight instead of hanging out in KR. :-)

Have fun tonight!

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok how about we give you a rain check on the other 4 and you do them for christmas in july?
who is hated by Bob the cat..... but that is ok

9:43 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Ah, darling, you feel free to send me four more gifts and I will continue the song!

who thinks Bob's frustrations are only misdirected at Vi, not that Bob actually hates her

11:12 PM  
Blogger vi said...

how about four kinds of soap and partridge in a pear tree
or the pear, a tree and a do it yourself partridge kit?
it's ok if bob hates me
he ate his breakfast and used his box......
that made me happy so he can hate me if he would like.

8:24 AM  

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