Tuesday, November 21, 2006

how do I expect anyone to read when I don't post?

(Funny truth to this title: this post has been sitting and waiting here on my computer for three days. I think I'll just wrap it up so I can close the browser already, hmm?)

I believe I swore this wouldn't be a knitting-only blog. But since this is the address most of my knitting-blogger friends visit, somehow I feel obligated to report on the knitting, or apologize for the lack thereof. So, knitting people: there will not be yarn in this post. Sorry. I think.

It's been a busy month over here in the Fray, but much of it goes unscheduled and unrecorded. I've been tearing through old books at an amazing pace, preferring to read and enjoy things I've read before one more time. Old Mimi Smartypants, old children's novels, old sci-fi. I managed to finish Bujold's Shards of Honor in about twenty-four hours, and only managed to put it down for a night before I started on the next book in the series. Understandably, this curtails the knitting quite a bit.

I have gotten out a couple times in the last several weeks to knit, though forces have been conspiring to keep me from the Stitch n Bitch group and I've only managed a couple Thursdays. This means I am forced to declare* the Mercury Cafe the best KIPpin' place ever; I left my pattern there on Thursday (the one and only copy of my Diamond Nightmare Fantasy** pattern) and they were still holding it for me on Saturday morning. I had a celebratory cinnamon roll and thanked my lucky stars.

Also: go listen! Kris Delmhorst, one of my recent favorite chick singers, got interviewed on NPR for her latest album. It's worth a few minutes of listening.

*I really like the Mercury. I like their Lamingtons pretty well. I *love* the space they've got. But the drivers in the neighborhood are about to run me over, and the pedestrians and the bikes are always jumping out in front of me. When I figure out what happened to my chauffeur, it'll be just as pleasant to travel there as it is to knit there.

**The lace, it is crazy-making, and since I started this post I un-knit quite a bit and re-knit to fix an imaginary mistake. Thus we are in stasis and will never wake up. Technically, you could call it knitted lace, but since the front and back YO's don't ever overlap, it's really still lace knitting. You're not seeing pictures because it will be a present to someone. However, I think this one will end up being a birthday present and not a Christmas present, and then I will carefully file the pattern away and resolve NOT to knit anything with holes in it for a while. Accidentally or on purpose.


Blogger sweetfigs said...

i like kris d's tunes. thanks for the link. maybe see you @ the mercury one of these days.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

I like the Mercury, too! I'll have to try the Lamington...when I can get back, which I believe will be soon. Dana posted a while back about the MCA thingamajig on Dec. 5...can you go? I think I will.

1:39 PM  

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