Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Feeling Yucky

Originally uploaded by CityMinx.
So, I just loaded up on junk food, a quart of homemade chicken soup is defrosting, and my yarn stash is spread out all over my bed.

What does this mean? Why yes, it means I'm sick. Or have caught a cold, or whatever.


I mean, not like I have nothing to do. Sure, I'm not working - sniff - whine - gripe. but this is a busy week for me. My mom is turning 60 (!) and will be in town, we're going to take advantage of Restaurant Week, I still need a birthday present for my sister-in-law, and I'd really like to go to Jersey and do some errands there on Friday. Plus, it's Ancram weekend!

Enough of all that. Back to feeling crummy. Seriously, I just got back from Duane Reade, and let me tell you what healthy vittles I purchased: Nutter Butters, Chocolate Twizzlers, Almond French Twists, White Cheddar Cheez-Its, and I spent a good ten minutes trying to find Spaghettios with Meatballs. Spaghettios! With It May Be Some Kind Of Meat Balls! For some people, comfort food is Mac and Cheese. For me, it's, well, it's damn near anything I can find that has more salt than salt itself. Oh, and peanut butter. Or anything peanut butter flavored.

So, as I sit here, all headachy and discombobulated and stuffing myself, I realize that hey! I haven't talked about yarn for a while!

I am working on my first sweater. I've done two cardigans, one from Suss and one that I will never wear cause it makes me look like a Muppet. But this one - knock on wood - is one I will actually wear. It's from the latest Rowan, and it's called Sorrel, by Sarah Hatton.

But of course I'm not using the yarn recommended, hey, why on earth would I do that? I'm using some gorgeously soft black Alpaca I bought from A Touch of Twist at Rhinebeck with Guru Katy. The best news of all is that since the hanks are huge, about 600-700 yds each, I'll only need two for this project. And I think they skeins were about 10 bucks each. Lovely lovely!

So, the back is done, and I'm almost done with the first arm, and my goal is to finish it while it's still cold enough to wear it a few times. Uh-huh. Sure. I started right around the holidays, so that means another month or so? Here's hoping. In the meantime, I still have to do a baby blanket and I really want to make the hat that Ravi wore to the Point the other night.

Hell, I must really be sick. I've gone delusional.

PS Okay, I've kinda figured out flickr, but I can't figure out how to do multiple pictures, or how to place them actually where I want to. Baked goodies or dinner once I'm healthy for anyone who wants to come over and give me a tutorial.



  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger MUDNYC said…

    That sweater is totally you. I hope you get some good knitting time while you're hibernating away your illness. Get well soon!

  • At 6:05 PM, Blogger Jessamyn said…

    Fabu Vegas Gal, have they gotten you into one of those showgirl numbers yet?

    So, since you rarely update, I thought I'd tag you with a meme to get something outta you! Comeon by & check it out.


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