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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It's called procrastination

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I have major procrastination issues. My knitting calls to me when I have some big deadline or a billion chores on my list. It says, "Laura! Laura! Knit me! You know you want to!"

"Knitting, you know I love you," I reply. "But I have other work to do."

"Fine, be that way." Knitting scoffs. "I'll just rot in this crappy H&M bag you've stuck me in, getting moldy and neglected, never to see the light of day."

"Don't be like that, knitting. It's not personal! It's not you, it's me!"

"It doesn't feel that way. I think you just don't like me anymore."

"Aw, knitting, don't say that."

We have these conversations all the time. The knitting usually wins.

Last night, my Felici in Arugula called my name. After an hour or so of false starts (I gave up on making my brother a double-knit hat after three separate cast-on attempts), I decided to go with an old stanby: Jaywalker.

I'm not much of a sock knitter. In fact, I've made two socks in my life, and they were both from different patterns. However, I recently found my size 0 needles in the closet, and I figured I could actually knit socks with sock yarn. Go figure.

So here is the birth of Jaywalker #1:

Birth of Jaywalker

I knit it while watching "Snakes on a Plane" free on demand. If I ever end up wearing these socks, it'll bring back memories of Samuel L. Jackson and dubious plot points.

The socks seems very intriguing and exciting to knit right now, but we'll see if I even pick it up after my deadline passes.

Here's the other big problem: I wear flip-flops for 90% of the year. It's one of the benefits of living in Southern California. Thus, I'm considering making them toe-less. I can call them my pedicure socks, even though I get a pedicure about once a year.

Anywho, that's my most recent story of procrastination. More exciting posts to come!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Random updates

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This is Laura trying to blog more often. Let's see how she does.

Okay, enough third person. I really do want to blog more often, but there are three things that get in my way:

  1. Lately I've had to knit a lot of secret projects that I can't post online
  2. I've been out of the country sans regular internet access
  3. I'm lazier than all getout

I suppose #3 can be remedied, but the first two are legitimate barriers to blogging.

I do have one or two declassified things to discuss. The first is Panka's bag:

Panka wears her bag

I finished it on the plane to Budapest, and it turned out very cute for something I made without a pattern or any planning to speak of. Apparently she loves it, and I've heard reports that she's been sleeping with it at night. I'm not sure why she has it around her neck in this picture, but kids will be kids. Isn't she incredibly adorable?

I also recently treated myself to a selfish, completely unnecessary yarn purchase. I got myself some of this:

Knit Picks' Felici in the Arugula colorway. I believe I'll be making my brother a cozy double-knit hat with it. I'll keep you up to date on that one.

Finally, a picture for the ages:

Marge & Me

That would be me and Marge at the Kwik-E-Mart. I got me a Squishee AND and pink donut. I have more pictures if you'd like to see the Kwik-E-Mart in its full glory. Sadly, it's now turned back into a 7-11. If you haven't seen The Simpsons Movie yet, get into your car and go see it right now. It's amazing. I've seen it three times already, it's that good.

Or maybe I'm just a huge dork.

You be the judge!

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