My car needs a new starter and my laptop needs a new hard drive. But it could be worse. My hair hasn't spontaneously gone up in flames, and my bathtub hasn't crashed through my floor like in The Money Pit
. Things sometimes break, especially if you have been driving them
for 10 years or you've repeatedly spilled coffee
on them. Things are just things, and they can be replaced. And red wine will see you through it.
So the long-suffering boyfriend is letting me use his laptop, which is good since I have a new knit to show off! Borne out of anxiety and the desire for instant gratification, I present you the Spring Cap
by Woolly Wormhead. (Thanks, Bronxie
, for introducing me to this site.)
I had been looking for a pattern just like this, though Jess was convinced that I was describing something akin to a hair net. I simply wanted a hat that was sort of like a beret but could cover a ponytail. Check and check. I triple-stranded the black angora that I bought at the Suss going-out-of-business sale. I believe I used size 5s metal circs.
I'm also soldiering ahead on the Knitpicks Emma Jacket. Folks, this isn't the easiest of projects. First off, there's a whole lotta math. Lots and lots of calculations to make sure that it fits you. (I dropped out of honors calculus senior year to take pottery.) And second, connecting the sleeves to the body was no small feat. Third, I haven't even gotten to the steeking yet. So we'll see how this goes ...
Today was the much-anticipated Spider
spinning day at Marie's
fabulous Bay Ridge apartment. (I'm telling you, her fiber collection would leave you weak in the knees.) Mebeth
was a pro.
Me, I am not so good at the spinning. It was twisting a bit too much and coiling funny, and I simply couldn't get the hang of it. So I chose instead to eat baked ziti.