Have you ever run into someone, say, in line at the grocery store... someone you haven't seen in ten or fifteen years?
In the two or three interruptable minutes you have, you try to catch up.†
That's how I feel right now.
It's not really that anything major has happened that anybody needs to know about. That would be easy. It's that this blog isn't about major things. This is about teeny, tiny little muses of fluff. There have been a LOT of fluff muses in the last *mumblemonthormoremumble*.
[SUMMARY: Facebook lifestyle‡ got me down.]
I really wish I could share some of the funny, witty, clever, wicked, brilliant thoughts I've had,§ but I only remember them for about four hours¶ and they're all gone now.
So let's start with knitting, since once upon a time, this was STILL A KNITBLOG.
I finally finished the last two of the six-at-once socks.# I wear them often.†† I'm mostly pleased with how they look, but I have to admit that the Shibui sock is so tightly twisted that it's noticably rough on the feet. I know they'll last longer than nice, soft socks, but I think I'll be seeking nice, soft sock yarn from here on out.
I am currently knitting a fabulous sweater‡‡ for Dr. Doom. I'm so excited about it I'm practically vibrating, but I think I'll wait until it's done so you're all surprised and stuff.
[SUMMARY: Blah blah knit blah blah blah knit knit blah.]
I get to go on an airplane next week. The payoff for being allowed to fly on company dollars is that I have to go to Houston. And answer questions from potential buyers at an auction. Two days of misery, but did I mention I get to ride an airplane?
[SUMMARY: The glamourous life of a petroleum landman.]
I gently declined to spend Thanksgiving with my family and ordered my dinner from a local gourmet market. I shopped Old Navy at noon, had some dinner and went to the Broncos game by myself.§§
TRAGIC NOTE: This dreck has taken me two days¶¶ to slog through. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I think we should all cut our losses and look at something shiny. Tomorrow may be a better day.
To make up for it, please help yourself to one free holiday song download every day in December from Amazon.com.##
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): All the while wondering if you should mention or avoid that night backstage with the tangled scrim and the masking tape.
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): We can blame Facebook for part of this. Facebook sucks a lot of time out of me. I'm trying to learn to control it, but it's been a long road to recovery.
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): You just *know* I've had dozens of brilliant, clever thoughts.
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): Old... feeble...
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): Though I didn't bind off loose enough and they get stuck partway up my calf and slouch there.
††FOOTNOTE (ddouble-ccrossed): Despite the binding and the slouching.
‡‡FOOTNOTE (doubble-crossssed): And just discovered last night that in adding an inch under the arms when I put the sleeve holes on holders, I added an inch to the body of the sweater and am now trying to figure out a way to take it in by two inches that will 1) make it look like I meant to do that, and 2) be removable so he can wear it an extra year if he wants to.
§§FOOTNOTE (a fine turn of events): And have discovered that one or both of the following must happen for the Broncos to win: 1) I must go to the game by myself. 2) Van Walker can not be advertising his Bronco Slappy bandwagon fandom for his beliked Broncos on Facebook.
It has *nothing* to do with the team.
For those of you scoring at home, the Raiders should beat the Broncos by about 83 points, since I'm taking three people to that game.
¶¶FOOTNOTE (bock bock): And there aren't even any chickens.
##FOOTNOTE (murder by numbers): I'm not getting anything for this -- I just heard about it and thought I'd share.