Monday, November 19, 2007

the good and the bad

The Good: It was snowing this morning! Those of you who know me well know that this is a cause for celebration. In fact, I did a little dance at about 7am this morning.

The Bad: Even though the Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been up and running for two weeks now, I've yet to see the camels out for their morning walk on 51st Street. Everyday I make sure to go by, and no camels. Don't y'all know how much joy THAT brings me? Where are the camels?


The Good: I finished an Odessa hat for a holiday gift! Done in RYC Cashsoft DK in color 521, and on size 4 and 6 needles (the smaller ones for the ribbing on the bottom). I didn't do the beads, but I still think it turned out super cute! And it was really fast to knit. And I discovered that the bathroom is a good place to take pictures when it's really dark out!

The Bad: Odessa only took about a day to do, but I kept getting distracted, and spent quite a bit of time tinking back to fix mistakes. When there's 110 stitches per round, it takes a while to get around for correcting boo-boos.

The Good: There's a thing called Second Sock Syndrome, where you finish a sock and then don't cast on the next one immediately... so you only end up with one sock. To keep me moving along on the gift list, I cast on a second Odessa hat last night, and got through the ribbing already. Will I finish it by Thanksgiving? (Not likely; busy week.)

The Bad: I started making stuff for Thanksgiving dinner, and began the pumpkin lemongrass soup. It's good soup, but there's not really a lemongrass flavor. I'm going to need to punch that up before serving.

The Good: While Van Halen was rather boring, I got a lot of mileage out of the story, repeating it about four times over the weekend (different people, have no fear). And I get to use it again tonight!

The Bad: Last night we finally watched a movie that Netflix sent us on October 10. Yikes. Thank goodness there's a Writers Strike so there won't be more new TV shows.

The Good: The prospect of a four-day weekend is also filling me with joy. I plan on doing a lot of knitting (and watching Netflix). I will certainly finish the stealth knitting project. Please prepare yourself, Hubby!

The Bad: A co-worker brought in home-baked cookies to share. The holiday eating season begins!

3 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

Cute hat! Way to go on the Christmas knitting. I was halfway to the bus stop when I realized some of the raindrops were actually snow. The flurries last Friday made me happy, I'll admit!

~Kristie said...

What a great post. I love reading all of your goods and bads.

The Odessa hat looks great! I'm in love with that colorway. Maybe I should move that hat up the queue.

I'm so jealous you have snow! I would've been dancing right there with you.

Stephanie said...

Another fantastic FO for Abby! Really great color and pattern. Have a great t-day!