Thursday, July 15, 2004  

An Extra Long Weekend

I'm "sick" today... my last sick day at my good old job. I guess it's kind of a gamble to use it for a 'mental health' day as there is a slim chance that I actually will be sick at some point over the next 3 weeks, but after I heard the weather report, I decided it was a risk I was willing to take. After I run some errands this morning, I plan on taking a nice long bike ride into Alexandria (just like last night, when I visited the lovely ladies over at Knit Happens).

Speaking of, be sure to stop by Wendy's and drool over her new acquisition... and yes, the yarn is lovely in person... but it has a very belligerant personality. It MADE her buy it, even though she really didn't want to... ;)

I, meanwhile, had a blast knitting and chatting and hoping that everyone forgave me for still being a little sweaty after my bike ride (although I did bring a change of clothes!)... and I was sorry to hear that they're holding a yarn sale this weekend. I will have to restrain myself and keep away as I have absolutely no $$ to spend on anything, and plus, it's not like I don't have things to knit already. {sigh}

And, as proof that Bonne Marie isn't the only one who lusts after lime green, I present the finished Greek Socks...

Yowza! They really are that bright (if not brighter) in person! Koolaid- a very scary substance!

I'm also plugging right along on the waves socks... I might even finish today, which would be great since otherwise I'll have to abandon them for a new project tomorrow at the beach. Of course, since the new project will also be socks, I guess it's not too terrible...

On another note, I just finished listening to Middlemarch... FABULOUS! I vaguely recall reading it before at some point, but somehow listening to it made such a stronger impression. There is something about the way George Elliot embued each character with so much unique personality as to make it seem like I was there, among the characters, drawn into the story. It really is amazing how some books, like Middlemarch, seem perfect when read aloud, and others seem to fall flat when you listen to them. I think it's largely a matter of the dialogue... and also the overall tone of the work. Those books written in a more conversational tone (perhaps obviously) work better when read aloud. Overall, though, Middlemarch was one of my favorite listens... and enabled me to almost finish 2 pairs of socks!

Cricket, however, did not seem as impressed...


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