Thursday, October 06, 2005

I'm Just Misunderstood

So I left a comment at Yarn Harlot's blog. And after I sent it, it seemed a bit...brusque. Not my usual charming self (which requires editing and this is as good as it gets!) but I couldn't figure out how to go back and edit. Ah well, such is life. I'm used to looking like an idiot. In fact at work, we call it Laurie's Law. (Or as I put it, "There has to be a witness.") Which means that if you can't get something to work because you're doing something stupid, you have to call someone over to witness your stupidity or you'll never solve the problem. The witness doesn't even have to say or do anything. Just their mere presence will make you find the mistake yourself (often immediately, which makes you look even stupider -- "Look Joe, I've been trying to figure this out all morning. Oh wait, I forgot to turn it on, oh that's the problem.") You notice that it's got my name on it. Need I say more?

Knitting News

Well, my niece the Celtic Queen has much more faith in my knitting prowess than I do myself. I e-mailed her today and told her I didn't think I could get the Sports Team II sweater done for tomorrow night. "Oh, you'll be fine" she writes back. "Just work on it tonight and on the bus tomorrow". Yeah right. I'm only a couple of inches on the second front. Still have both sleeves, the back and the finishing to do yet. So it's another show and a promise. I might be able to get done over the weekend, tho. It's supposed to be cold and rainy, a perfect excuse to stay in and knit.

And here's another old picture for you:
This was a baby set I knit at the behest of a friend when I was in school a couple of years ago. Don't know how it was received, but I thought it turned out pretty darn cute. I like those booties, I might just revisit them....


stephanie said...

I thought your comment was well written and intelligent. (As well as an excellent foil for my moronic inability to pick up stitches.)
No misunderstanding here. You are as charming and helpful as ever.

Celtic Queen said...

Hey I have faith in your knitting prowess!! After all if you can teach the daughter of your least favorite sister to knit FABULOUS items, you can do anything! :)