A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 8, 2006

Prepare for the Slowdown

Tomorrow morning I head off to the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat. I'll be commuting and won't be cut off from my computer entirely but I'm not sure how much blogging time I'll have. I'm charging my camera battery right now. I will try to remember to actually bring the camera with me. I will try to remember to take the camera out of my bag and snap some pictures. I can't make any promises. Given my impulsive nature I get pretty caught up in stuff like this.

The other thing that will probably bring this blog (and hundreds of others) to a screeching halt is the Knitting Olympics. Has anyone else considered the dark side of this event? If we're all so busy, feverishly knitting away, trying to bring home the gold, who will have time to blog? I am going to try to hold myself back from engaging in my usual blog reading. Blog writing will also be seriously curtailed. But really, if I'm just knitting the same damned sweater for 16 days will there be that much to say?

Which brings me to another point. I appreciate all of you voting on which sweater I should knit. I forgot to remind you all that I will be at Madrona Fiber Arts all day Thursday-Sunday. So for me the Olympics won't really start until Monday. Just two weeks to knit an entire sweater and sew in the zipper. Will it happen? The poll will stay open until it's time to cast on. The cables pulled into an early lead but Ribby is still hanging in there.

And now some answers and responses to comments.

First, thank you all for the nice comments on my Country Socks. You all seem very weary of knitting socks in Cashsoft DK. I think they will wear very well. I did not reinforce them but I knit them firmly. Very firmly. I used a US1. They are still very soft but FIRM. They are also not too thick. I wore them after my photo shoot and they were thicker than my usual socks but not at all bulky. I wore them with my regular shoes (Keen Bronx! Love these shoes!) and they felt great. I was a little sad to take them off.

There were several questions about the cat in my spring cleaning photos. Yes, that was a real cat. She sleeps on top of my monitor all day and night. She's an old girl, turning 19 this summer, but still quite spry and possibly the friendliest cat who ever existed. Also, please have no fear of inadequacy. While I did straighten up the office, the rest of the house is a falling down disaster.

Lastly, I've been tagged twice for the "Four Things" meme. I'm not too meme-y usually but what the heck.

Four jobs you have had in your life.
Museum Guard (no, I did not carry a gun)
Bi-lingual salesgirl in a patisserie
Marketing Manager
Assistant Manager at Coach

Four movies you would watch over and over:
Annie Hall
Auntie Mame
Say Anything

Four places you have lived:
Larchmont, NY

Four TV shows you love to watch:
Arrested Development
Law & Order (all of them!)

Four places you have been on vacation:
Vancouver, BC

Four websites you visit daily:

Four of your favorite foods:
Corn bread
Pecan Pie
German Chocolate Cake

Four places you would rather be right now:

I'm not tagging anyone else because everyone has done this one already, right?