Monday, February 25, 2008

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good: I have switched yarns for my sweater. It's a long story, but I've switched yarns and it is costing me NOTHING. Shannon had the suggestion that, if I were willing to work with yarn from particular distributors, I could knit a sample sweater for the shop. The sweater would stay on display for a few month, the yarn company would pay for our yarn, and after we fulfill our obligation, I can keep the sweater. And did I mention it will cost me nothing? My new yarn is Sublime merino wool and I have been secretly coveting it since I started working at the shop. I found an arched cable pattern I like and I've already knit my swatch.

The Bad: Shannon is really excited for me to get moving on this sweater design class and knit my sweater. She even called me yesterday at work to remind me to take some of the yarn home to get started. I know that sounds like a good thing, and it is, but now I really have to knit this sweater and do a great job. Shannon's generosity has moved this project up considerably higher on the priority list. Don't get me wrong--I really am excited to do this, especially with this sublimely Sublime yarn, but when am I going to find the time to knit an entire adult size sweater?

The Ugly: A life sized man eating spider crawled out of Eric's laundry hamper as I dumped it on to the laundry room floor this morning. I turned around for one brief second to prepare the vacuum for spider annihilation and the spider disappeared. It's been hours now and the spider has not re-emerged. It is lurking somewhere...somewhere....

More Ugly: I'm really sick of knitting hats. I want to finish my Tillie Tomas scarf. I want to finish Caroline's other sock. I want to work on Leah's mittens. I want to start on MY socks. And I have an entire adult sweater to design and knit. And then there is the Paton's Must Have Cardigan which I also want to knit. And my Woolly Snowmen. And Harry Potter socks for the boys. This baby hat business will slow down after March, don't you think? I mean, no one wears hat in the spring, right? I want my business to be successful and all. Don't get me wrong. But you know the challenge has completely left a project when you can read book while knitting. Serious reading comprehension going on while the blueberry hat is forming. These are things I can knit while in traffic. While I'm standing around waiting for Eric to come out of preschool. But I truly need more of a challenge right now. Isn't there something wrong when I can knit while driving?

The Ugliest: I have this horrible song in my head. It's the joke Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon played on Jimmy Kimmel. I am so appalled that I find it funny and that it has been running through my head all day. It is such a profane song...I can't even recommend that any of you watch it because I am so utterly ashamed. But seriously, it makes me laugh.


Penny said...

Don't worry I have that song in my head too. :-) Pretty funny. Have you heard Jimmy's rebuttal song?

Meghan said...

OK - so I finally watched Matt Damon on YouTube, and then of course, I had to watch the Ben Affleck one, and I have to say I laughed more with Ben Affleck - the We are the World-ness just cracked me up!!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Congratulations on the success of all the knitting projects & your hats & it all.
That song is funny (nothing to be ashamed of) and now I'm going to seek out the rebuttal and the Ben Affleck one... Thanks Penny & Meghan.