Thursday, August 31, 2006

Time Is Not On My Side

I didn't get to knit night last night. My steering committee meeting ran for over two hours so by the time I got home I knew there was no way I could get to St. Paul (all the way across the river doncha know) and have any time to knit. So I missed it. I'm hoping that next week's steering committee meeting will be another night so that I can make it next week.

I stayed home after my meeting and watched "Project Runway" with my husband and son. I won't say what happened just in case you didn't get to see it (you made it to knit night for example) and need to watch one of 12 zillion re-runs this week.

Last night I had a dream that my friends who are due to have their first baby next month, had their baby. This would be bad. Not because the baby would be a couple weeks early, that's usually no big deal these days, but because I haven't finished the Samantha sweater for the baby. Yes, I can make anything about me. So this weekend I'm definitely going to have to finish it. I was encouraged to make this pattern by reading on someone else's blog how quickly it went. I struggle with Kate Gilbert's patterns though and it's not going as quickly as I would like. I love Kate's designs, don't get me wrong, but the way they are written doesn't seem to work for me. They are written row by row. I'm more of a "repeat rows 1 and 2 for 3 inches" kinda gal. So when I see the pattern is 8 pages long and says things like, "Rows 15-56, Repeat rows 11-14 11 more times". Clickety-clack. I don't want to count 56 rows. I don't even want to count 5 rows 11 times. (I'm not even sure, looking at this, that the math works out but this is right from the pattern) I'll screw it up. I promise you I will. Personally this has Hawkeye and Trapper defusing a bomb written all over it, but first cut the blue wire. . .

So my dream that the baby is here shook me up. I have to finish a sweater for this kid this weekend. I also have to paint the living room this weekend. And make sure my son is ready to go back to school (hooray!). Meantime, I'm on the road for work and will be back tomorrow afternoon.

6 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

I was pretty satisfied with last night's PR results. I was sad to see the designer go, but if you're gonna keep repeating the same mistakes...

Today is another day! Perhaps knitting will fit in a bit better on the agenda.

Beth said...

We may be painting our living room this weekend, too. No fun, but it needs to be done.

Chris said...

Missed you! Bummer about the meeting - blech. :( Not sure if I'll be there - I have a different knitting thing every other Wednesday.

The traffic on 94 was erratic and nuts last night - the fair? So you probably were better off not trying it. And it sounds like you wouldn't have gotten there in time to meet Annie Modesitt...

Deb said...

We kept looking at the clock hoping you'd make it. Sorry to have missed you. We really need to get these people to the west side of the river tho.

renee said...

I missed you last night - but figured either your meeting ran late or you just ran out of energy, which I TOTALLY would have understood. It was wild - such a big group from our usual little table of knitting. It was really fun. Even though I did make it to knitting, I was able to watch PR after I got home and wasn't too surprised by the results. I was sad about the winner, though, since I don't like him! Actually, I didn't like any of the outfits. I guess I'm not too fashion forward.

Julie said...

Get moving girl! You don't want to be responsible for the mom-to-be being weeks late because you didn't finish a sweater (because as we all know, babies CANNOT be born until their handknits are complete!) :-)