Monday, May 07, 2007

Dazed and Confused

and severely reprimanded by my little sister, I venture back to the blogesphere. A bit chastened, but (of this I am certain) no wiser. I haven't had much to write about that would be of interest. I hate whining and I have been particularly whiney of late. I've determined that life is too short to loathe your job and I must find a new one. I've been very Grave-sy of late and who the hell wants to listen to me whine about my health. I quit smoking and gained 15 pounds. Oh yes, everyone wants to listen to me rant about the injustice of going from a size 8 to a size 10. Every time I want to spend time with my son, he has something better to do in the way of friends, activities etc. Yes, I'm sure you want me to write a lot about how popular and well-adjusted my teenager is.

Okay I can tell you this little tidbit. SHHHH!!! I'm a cheater-cheater-cheater-boots. Yes. I have been knitting with. . . . A MACHINE. Only on the very boring bits of endless stockinette. Only with the slippery irritating microfiber and the carpal tunnel inducing cotton. But still. I know I'm cheating. I've left the purist world to knit on a used "Incredible Sweater Machine" I picked up for $50 on e-bay.

In two days I leave for a business trip to (you can't get there from here) Montana. I'm sure that will be worth a story or two.


Sheepish Annie said...

Knitting machines aren't cheating at all. You can do some really amazing things with them and the creative process is really the same. They even used one on Knitty Gritty!

Have a great trip!

chrisknitz said...

It's your blog, whine if you want to! Hope your business trip goes well and that you find your way back from it.

Beth said...

I hope you have a great time in Montana. It's beautiful there!

Chris said...



I'll expect a full report on the wonders of Montana knitting. Have fun!

Guinifer said...

Honestly, if you can't whine on your blog, WHERE can you whine?

Mia said...

You're whining about going from a size 8 to a 10? You don't need sympathy.. you need a slap *grin*

But a friendly slap, of course :)

Whine on.. eventually you can get good at it like me!

Kelly said...

Whine away, we all need a little space to whine!

Sydney said...

Nothing wrong with using a knitting machine. They seem like a really good idea for the long, boring stockinette parts. Looking forward to the Montana stories.