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Friday, March 11, 2005

Am I the only one who makes deals with themselves?

I can see I'll be making a lot of deals in the process of getting these Christmas stockings done. It's not the weekend, so no matter how much I want to be working on the St. Patrick's Socks, it's my time to work on "Other Stuff". That was a deal I made with myself - the weekends are mine, but I have to be productive during the week.

I decided that I needed to get through the next section on the stockings before I could do anything else. I allow myself to bend "My Stuff Weekend" into Friday, since AC has the day off, so I'll be working 12 hours at the radio station today, and I need a little yarn-therapy. He was in full-OCD mode yesterday as he was preparing to be off for a three day weekend. Keep in mind that I am his supervisor. I trained him. And I got a full run through on how to do everything from check the mail, to make the coffee.

Nevertheless, the stockings needed to have progress made, and so we come to deal number mumble-mumble, that if I got through the next section on the stocking, I could take the St. Patrick's socks into work with me. Besides, Agnes is taunting me over in my message board, so the pressure is really on to get them finished. Which means, cold medicine or not, I need to get over the cable indecisiveness and get the move on.

I briefly toyed with simply holding the pattern underneath the sections I'd already completed to see if anyone would notice.

But I got that snide look from the boys that only cats can do with such ease, and two hours later, I had this:

Which means I get to further play with this today!!!

I will confess that I'm here at work, drinking tea like it's going out of style, trying to keep myself from ripping back yet again (side note - Jen's yarn ROCKS - this stuff has been ripped more than that BowFlex Volleyball player's abs, and it's holding up like iron!) as I almost completely redesign the cable, but otherwise, I'm hoping to have this sock finished today, so I can start the toe of sock 2 tomorrow morning, and knit up the foot while the drill is going...

Yup. The big dentist appointment is tomorrow morning, and I gotta tell you I'm actually looking forward to it. It will solve the minor annoyances I've been having, and if worse comes to worse, I'll be in pain tomorrow afternoon, not be able to eat, and I'll loose a few pounds.

Plus we're going to see a play at the school where my mom teaches tomorrow night. Oklahoma? No - Music Man. One of the standards, anyway. Funny how there are groups of musicals that are linked in my mind... Oklahoma, Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie and Grease... the ones that everyone MUST perform in at least once in their life, or they never did public school theater. (I did Grease in elementary school and have done selections from the other three at various events). But the shows at my mom's school are generally good, and I'd far rather spend a Saturday night with musical theatre than watching the Sci-Fi crap the menfolk will make me watch tonight... A lot of focussed knitting occurs in my house Friday nights.

Hopefully I'll have some socks to show you by the end of it... now off to futz with this cable!!!

3 Comments:

Blogger Rebekah said...

I make deals with myself all the time. If I knit 10 rows of this, then I have to knit 2 rows of this. That's my current deal to get me to finish a shawl, and still get to knit on my summer sweater. I think deals are okay, it allows me to cope with the mundane.

Your socks are gorgeous by the way!

4:07 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i, too, make deals with myself. i did yesterday, and today. read my blog! sometimes it's the only way to get through a particularly boring, or dead-in-the-water-but-i-need-to-get-it-done UFO. works for me! and yes, some stuff just rips and rips and rips (sounds like the energizer bunny!). as for the uberanal one, ihad a supervisor like that, who had to micromanage my department to death, even though she'd told me that she wanted me to take over, because she was tired of micromanaging it. i never did quite figure it out, and eventually left her to do it on her own. go st pat's socks (from an irish girl, herself)

11:00 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

Oh yeah - I make deals with myself all the time. The problem is I'm not always so good at keeping those deals. :)

The Christmas stockings are coming along beautifully - they will be such a cherished family heirloom!

BTW - you'll be getting a huge hug right back from me at MD!

2:43 PM  

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