Thursday, February 08, 2007

10 Things for Thursday

1. I realized a funny thing about the fact that I am officially in my 30s: I put on my anti-wrinkle eye-firming cream...

2. ...right before I hop into my sock-monkey-clad bed.

Aren't I supposed to have grown-up sheets if I need to use eye cream?
3. This is My So Called Scarf:

I knit this at my office in January as my break from knitting socks (i.e. Operation Little Needle, Little Yarn Hand Recovery). It was knit with one hank of Lorna's Laces Sheppard Worsted in Black Pearl. I cast on 24 stitches to make it a little narrower. I wanted to make sure I got a full scarf out of the hank. It was awesome! I literally had 2 2-inch trimmings left over from each tail when I was done. Now THAT is how I like to use yarn for a project. It's plenty long and perfect for how I wear scarves - a little accessory that happens to also keep my neck a little warm.
4. This also marked the first time that I scrapped a project because it just wasn't showing off the yarn the way I thought it deserved to be. I had bought the yarn specificly to make the multidirectional diagonal scarf. But it ended up looking like a generic garter stitch scarf because the color changes were so short. The My So Called Scarf shows the short changes much better, so I ripped it out and started over. So glad I did!!

5. Warning to Sprint PCS users: Both B and I as well as our friend recently had our contracts "automatically" renewed for another 2 years. In my case, they had added a bogus inquiry and acceptance note in my account. So, if you are off contract, watch them carefully and check your correspondence. The only reason I found out is because I happened to review the account update letter they sent me...which came in a junk mail-looking envelope similar to the ones they send all the time. They fixed the account after 4 phone calls, but the issue is vigilence. I think they are trying to catch people who aren't paying attention. We would have been subject to $400 in early termination fees if we hadn't noticed when we did.

6. We are now Verizon customers.
7. I been so tired lately and I'm not sure why. It's scary when you are driving and you actually think that it wouldn't be a bad thing to just...close...your...eyes......for...just...a........second.
8. B's mom (who lives in Houston) is in San Diego but we won't see her until Friday night. That just seems so weird that she'll be here for 2 whole days...not even 10 miles from our house...before we get a chance to see her. We haven't seen her since last May!!
9. The Shins new CD, Wincing the Night Away, is AMAZING!! If you liked them before don't miss out on this CD.
10. This is our 600th post! I can't believe it!


Jennifer said...

I had to chuckle at the sock monkey sheets. :-)

Kara said...

I actually have those sock monkeys in pajamas. I love them! They are so fun.

Love the My So-Called Scarf. Good choice.

Anonymous said...

I haven't listened to new Shins yet- maybe in the next couple of days! And #10 - wow!

Theresa said...

The scarf looks great. And definitely keep your eyes open while driving! Opening the windows helps a lot - because I do that a lot.

amanda cathleen said...

Great scarf! The yarn does look better in that pattern. Great sheets too!
We used to be sprint pcs users, they tried the same thing to us 2 years ago, we switch to Cingular. Very sneaky on Sprints part!

Hilari said...

Awesome scarf - I can see why you changed projects! And I love those sock monkey sheets! Where did you find them?!!!!

christine said...

Great sheets, oool scarf, and cute dachshund.........Hi Jenny!!!!

Love, Bella

Kathy said...

Julia send me here! Do you have any recommendatons for San Diego LYSs? I've been to the Grove, but that's about it. Thanks!!