Saturday, January 22, 2011

Le Update

Whenever I'm done with work on Fridays the song "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner pops into my head. Mostly because of the line "working for the man every night and day". Which makes no sense cause the rest of the song is like about dinners, and southern states, and rivers, and fish, and boats...or something like that. But that's the song that pops into my head every time I walk to ma momma's.

Did I mention before that I walk from my job to my Mom's? it's a lovely 25 min walk. If it's not raining. Otherwise it turns into a 25 min struggle with my umbrella and my bags, and my hair (which is usually trying to strangle me by then). And by then I'm so pissed off that I'm just waiting for a car to hit me so I can beat the driver into the ground.
Did I also mention that sometimes I have to walk from my house? that turns the whole trek into an hour. Do you people realize how creepy my "city" is at 6am? It's all dark and there are creepy people driving their creepy cars. Like o.m.g ya'll don't even know. I usually walk with my umbrella extended so I can wail away if someone attacks me...not that my little mini (does that make it a micro umbrella?) umbrella would do me any good...but it's the thought that counts.

Speaking of thoughts that count. A while ago I spun up some yarn and I handed the first skein to my Mom 'cause I have no real use for it. And she made a glove out of it! It looks so spiffy. Now I juts have to provide her with the second skein so that she can make a second glove to go with the first one. She said that she's all uber proud of me and the yarn, which is awshome. I made a second skein but it was like a lot thinner then the first one. So I'm going to ply that skein together with another one of my singles and see if that makes it thick enough....I'm thinking I'll just add single ply's until it works out for me. So my Mom is going to get like a 13ply fingering weight yarn...that should be fun for her.

Otherwise I haven't knitted nearly as much as I would like. Mostly because whenever I sit down to knit more then a single needle for a sock (had to switch to DPNS for this patterns, shoot me now), Pierce makes little whining noises to get my attention so that he can show me something ridiculous, like the fridge. Or the shrubbery growing outside his parents apartment. Oh the joys of being a Nanny. =﹏=

And aside from being part of "Frog it/Finish" it and "11 FG's in 2011" on my FingerlessGloves group on ravelry, I also decided to post the "Pay It Forward" status on my facebook, which is this lovely little thing: (please disregard the suddenly much smaller text, I have no idea what happened there)
Pay it Forward 2011:
I promise to personally deliver or mail something handmade to the
first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send/deliver something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in... 2011.
Yeah, I'm crazy like that. Although thankfully no one aside from my Sister-in-Law has commented so far so maybe I won't actually have to do anything. *small cheer*

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