Wednesday, June 14, 2006

On knitting, Frogger, and cupcakes

Wednesday. Not the beginning of the week, not the end. Neither here nor there. Week limbo. That's kind of how I feel this morning. I'm all over the place. Like, this photo doesn't have anything to do with anything, but it makes me happy. I mean, come on- what about black patent leather flats could be anything but?

Last night, however, different story. I had a bit of scare last night while working on Carmelita- why is it so hard to hold a conversation and knit sometimes? I swear! But, my preemptive bowing down to the knitting gods seems to have paid off, because the crisis was least, I think it was...we'll see today when I knit a couple more rows and survey the damage. I didn't even mind messing up that much- either I'm loosening up, or I was just thankful to have arrived home in one piece.

Ever get that feeling? Sometimes just driving can be scary, like it was last night. I felt like I was living a real life game of Frogger on my way home from work. Cars were weaving in front of and around me with barely any room to spare (and sans blinkers, might I add - a BIG pet peeve!), and I managed to avoid a 6 car pile up near my exit that I could easily have been involved in, had I left work a couple minutes earlier. Yikes. I try not to think about things like that, because I do drive so much and I can only control so much out there. I can't really help what other people do, all I can do is try to stay out of their way as much as possible. Anyway, just a rambling thought.

Back to Frogger, I think knitting can be a Frogger-like experience at times. At least for me. There can be a lot of obstacles, especially with one's first lace project: Don't forget to yo! Did I just ktog, or ssk? Where did that extra stitch come from? What is that? LIFELINE! My mind can wander and before I know it, I'm like, WTF? I guess that's what makes knitting so rewarding. Averting messy crashes- or at least learning how to walk away from them in tact.

Onto a totally different (not scary) topic: My sister LA's birthday is today! Yay! In my dream world, we would be in New York City today, celebrating with scrumptious cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. As it stands in reality, a fun jaunt to NYC is not in the cards for either of us right now- I have to work, and LA is 34 weeks pregnant with she may just have to settle one of my cupcakes instead. :)


margene said...

Whew! Thank goodness you were able to divert disaster. Hippo Birdy to your sister!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to your sis!

Real life Frogger on the freeway? Scary! Glad you escaped the pile-up.

Disentangled said...

1. That was like me and my Adamas. I got to love my mistakes and they really didn't bother me. (Plus is helps that they are difficult to spot in all those holes!)
2. Blinkers must be used at all times.
3. Sometimes, I feel like I never want to drive again, ever. But then I get right back in again the next morning.
4. You are talking to someone who ripped out 1200 stitches in kidsilk haze. I feel your pain.
5. Happy B-day L!

Mouse said...

Real life Frogger is exactly why I avoid the freeways here in Atlanta at all costs. I find that people are insane enough on residential roads.

amanda cathleen said...

Glad that you missed the accident! Very scary.
Happy Birthday to your sis! : )

Nasus said...

Big happy birthday hug to L! (and yum, that cupcake looks scrumptious...)

Chris said...

I'm glad you avoided the pileup - and the sans blinker thing is one of my pet peeves, too. Grrrrrr.....

Theresa said...

Cute shoes - where did you get them? I've been looking for flats lately, but without much success.