Monday, November 24, 2008

Escape From Sleeve Island

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, but slow knitting progress on two sweater sleeves doesn't make for compelling blog posts. That said, I'm back because Oscar finally has sleeves! I think I may have jacked up the stitch count somewhere along the way, but ask me if I care. Sleeves, people! They are done!

You'd think I've just finished knitting some grand project, but no, just two sleeves. That's how pathetic I am. However, they are now done and that's all that matters! What this means is I can now allow myself to (temporarily) put this aside to work on a few small holiday gift knits. I wouldn't let myself start anything else until I finished these sleeves, but now- I'm free!!

In totally unrelated - but equally as exciting - news, a longstanding dream of mine has recently come true as we are now the proud and, in my case- very happy, owners of a Prius! In case you don't know, I've been wanting one of these for years, but I couldn't really justify a car payment when Darby (my old car) is still running (for the most part). But thanks to an awesome incentive program at B's work, we were provided with the perfect opportunity to take the leap. This is how I feel about it:

Our first day together

So, the plan is to sell B's car (if you know of anyone who wants to buy a 2 year old Acura TL, please let me know!) and keep Darby for B to use during the week, if he needs to drive anywhere. Since he walks to work, this won't be very often, but it will still be good to have a second car just in case. And since I drive a hellacious amount every week, this car (named Linus) will now be my primary car. Yay, yay, yay! IloveitIloveitIloveit!

One final note: Please join us in congratulating Nasus on passing the California Bar Exam! Nasus, we are so proud of you! Bravo!! :)


Theresa said...

A Prius, a bar exam, and a baby - you guys are an unstoppable trio!

Erin said...

Love the car. Congrats!

jillian said...

Congrats all around! Sleeves, cars and tests!

Your new wheels are awesome - and you'll save so much on gas since you are a heavy driver!

Mouse said...

Hooray to Nasus! Also.. hooray for Linus the Prius! I've actually just gotten an Acura-- unfortunately mine is not 2 years old. lol.

mary said...

Congrats on your new car and to Nasus on passing the Bar! I love that you name your cars, esp. Linus for the new member of your family!

Anonymous said...

Love all around! Yay for finished sleeves! And yay for a fab new car! Congrats to Nasus! whoohoo!

mle said...

Yay for done sleeves!!! and yay for new car! how exciting!

Congrats to Nasus!!!

tentenknits said...

wahoo on finishing the sleeves!! WOOT!!

And I LOVE Your new car! Congrats! If I lived closer I'd do my whole throwing some change in the car to bless it ;-)

Congrats Nasus!!!

Octopus Knits said...

Great job on the sleeves, and the Prius! It sounds like you need one :)

Congratulations to Nasus!

f. pea said...

Triple hooray!

Disentangled said...

What can I say - sleeves and a Prius! You can't be stopped ;)

And Congrats Nasus! We love you and are so proud of you!