First before you read my post, go read the title of this blog post for a great laugh. I could not stop laughing when I came across it in my Bloglines late last night. Okay, maybe I was punchy, but it was the best blog post title I've read in a long time. Ok, you back? Stop laughing. It's time to get serious.
I love how I can feel safe, knowing you guys will always have my back. I didn't really want to punch anybody out yesterday. Well, not any more than usual. (and besides, I value my hands far too much for that) I'm just a little miffed about a situation beyond my control. You know, you can lead a horse to water, but......sometimes he'll just take a whiz in the trough.
Enough said about that for the time being. Except, so as not to torture you with too-much-and-yet-too-little information, this has to do with work, and everything is copacetic for the time being.
I got tired of knitting for a few days. *gasp* I know! But the other night, when trying hard to love The Riches, simply for my love of Eddie Izzard, all the while getting bored out of my gourd with the actual program (my adoration for a cute British genius executive transvestite can only carry me so far when he is playing an American from the south in a dramatic/comedic role that is moving entirely too slowly), I picked up the scarf I've been working on since Moses was a baby, and decided, I'm sick of this lying around here, I don't really like the colors as much as I'd hoped I would, I am going to bind this sucker off prematurely and put it in the Dulaan box.
The colors are more accurate in the first photo, and I am including the second photo for no other reason than to show the bare grass. Don't get used to it. Another Nor'Easter is supposed to be blowing on in here on Thursday. Fuckin' 'ell, to quote my British friends and Eddie Izzard.
So about the scarf: Of course you know what happened. Well, maybe you don't, but I'm about to tell you. Be patient!
It was very short. I washed it. (can you stand the building excitement leading to a climactic finish?) It grew a lot after the wash, so now it's a nice length. AND: now I really do like the post-washing colors and fabric. So I'm not sure if it's going in the Dulaan box or it's staying here. I'll make that decision later. If it keeps on the way it is, I'll still need a scarf in July. Sheesh.
Specs on the scarf: I used the "Baby Genius Burp Cloth" pattern from Mason-Dixon Knitting, alternating two rows of Cash Iroha Color No. 8 (dark teal) with two rows of Silk Garden Color No. 217.
I'll end with a light cautionary tale: Be careful to whom you send email correspondence with "LOL" written in it. It turns out that to some people, that stands for "lots of love." And they'll think you're flirting, and then you'll just have to give 'em a big ole smackdown and hope all involved have a good sense of humor.
LOL, and LOL, to all of you.