Monday, March 26, 2007

Color My World

I finished my first hat for the Represent Tour (maybe my only one).* It's photographed here with the latest incarnation of the Secret Project. Isn't it funny how we tend to make the same color choices over and over again? I think I've told you before about my navy tweed yarn, that I've now bought in three different yarns. I've made some progress on this Secret Project despite forgetting it at home today after clearing out all other knitting from my bag so that I wouldn't be tempted to knit anything else because I'm ON A DEADLINE.

Knitting on Friday was very fun. We took over the book store with our general rowdiness, and cranked some yarn! The police were there and everything! They ended up escorting some of us home. (Well, ok, it was just one policeman, and he was maybe married to someone in our group, and, uh maybe, just maybe, he escorted their 4 year old daughter home so his wife could stay and knit later. But he did say we were rowdy!)

Otherwise, a weekend spent knitting, eating out, going to see a movie, and fighting about homework.

Tonight I spent 40 minutes rather agreeably knitting and listening to a "Telephone Town Meeting" with Senator Tim Murphy. I didn't get to make my comment (I think he wanted to talk to me, but the electronics wouldn't work. They did for everyone else, see how my luck runs?) which was about "Family Values". It may seem petty, but I think that if Congress wants to drone on and on about "Family Values" and the sanctity of marriage then they need to pony up and put their money where their mouth is (figuratively speaking, of course). The deduction for married couples should go up the more years they're married. I've been married for almost 25 years -- I deserve a reward! (I deserve sainthood, but that's not really in Congress' control.) I was going to mention it because I figured I'd get in if they asked for the question first because the senator was bogged down in health care questions and this was something else. Don't know if I'll bother e-mailing or not. (He said we could, though.)

The hat is knit in Bernat Galaxy, "Deep Space" colorway. Pattern marginally from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns.

1 comment:

Heather said...

It's not a party until the cops are called... it's a good way to guage how much fun was had :)

I love my handy book of patterns. I use it more than any other book I own... Sensational Knitted Socks is a close second, tho.