Fewer words than you're used to, I got all manner of crap to take care of before I leave at (get this) 4:00 tomorrow morning.
And, y'know... didn't get *that* much sleep last night.
Here is how the movie people Bogart a parking lot:
Here are my new earrings (glass skulls), which I am wearing every day:
Here is a funny story that you will recognise as an ideal situation to take my car keys from me: One day last week, I went for lunch and I happened to look at the old billboard (like this) because Hans said to me once, "I don't know any of the guys they have on that billboard." So I looked at the billboard. And when I came back, I glanced out the window and said, "G Brown. I know who G Brown is."
About two hours later, I looked up and this was my view:
I never saw anyone change the artwork. Either billboard installers are sneaky like cactus or I am so completely oblivious I didn't notice an acre of change right under my nose. Almost literally.
To make it all better (in case, say, you're a D'Backs fan), here are fibre pictures.
Here is Yorick as a misshapen lump of felt:
Here is Yorick as a pinned out misshapen lump of felt:
Here are two Yoricks battling for Supremacy of the Box:
The Good News: The heads shrunk (I can't tell you how much I wish I had time to play with that whole concept. I would be really funny) more than I would have liked, but the scarf is still drapey and will likely not be possessing any cats or coffee makers any time soon.
The Bad News: I still have to cut out the eye- and nose-holes. And my scissors -- all eleventy-billion pairs of them -- are missing.
And 'cause y'all are knitters (sorry, Brother... don't mean to paint you with the knitterly brush... MANY of y'all are knitters), I know how you like to see the seams:
That's a three-needle bind-off (my first). It took about two hours because I started by binding front to back with a too-short tail, then I bound front to front with a too-short tail (what do you suppose I thought had changed?), then I had to get a separate piece of yarn to do the bind-off, then I said, "Fuck it, I'm felting. I don't have to get jiggy with the join."
And 'cause I know how y'all (sorry, Brother) like to see how the back looks:
That's all, folks! See some of you in Rhinebeck, see the rest on the flip-side next week!