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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

And then there were three...

Once there was a lonely sock. It was created and left to its own devices for a very long time. Meanwhile, the knitter managed to knit a pair of Jaywalkers, a SOTSii, a baby blanket, and a Mystic Light shawl...oh yeah, and her Sock Wars socks.

The sock was very sad.

The knitter tried and tried to create a second sock worthy of the first one, with all those beautfiul stripes. One time, two times, three times she started and on the fourth try, threw caution to the wind and ended up with this.

But neither the knitter nor the first sock were happy with the mate and so the knitter tried one last time. She knit as fast as she could, for hours and hours and suddenly...


That first second sock was so sad! Here was a THIRD sock worthy of being called a second sock! Destined now to become a set of baby booties - or maybe some ankle socks - the first second sock went off to a corner to pout...


And the first and third socks lived happily ever after...

THE END

xoxo

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blanket given...received...cried over...

Well, I delivered the log cabin blanket to its rightful owner this weekend. Sean and I traveled to Vero Beach so that I could attend my friend Trisha's baby shower. Guess what, though?!?! Baby Reese arrived last Tuesday - six weeks early!!!! She was a healthy weight (6lbs 3 oz I think) but needed to cook a little longer to get her lungs in tip-top shape. She's in the NICU here in Orlando for a bit but appears to be doing well, thank goodness...

So, Trisha was at the shower looking gorgeous and "new mom-ish". When she opened the baby blanket, we both started to cry! I'm such a sap... Well, she unfolded it and draped it across her lap while she opened her other gifts. I was so proud. Guests oohed and ahhed for quite some time. All those hours of garter stitch were worth it to get that reaction. I didn't take pictures of the unveiling but I'm hoping to get a couple from Trisha's sister...I'll post when I have them.

Other than that, I've been knitting dishcloths for my mom to give as gifts. I've got two more to go and then I can go back to knitting I enjoy a bit more. Actually, I don't mind dishcloths but the same patterns (palm tree and sun) are getting a tad tiresome.

I finished my second Sock Wars sock and Mark overnighted them for me. Sean and Mark gave me a really hard time for "taking down a grandmother". I can't help it if my target is a stay-at-home grandma...and she's dead by the way. Just waiting for my next weapon. While I wait, and after my last dishcloth, I plan on working on my second Magic Loop sock, Kristen's "wedding wisp", and Mari's scarf. Sorry for all the links, I'm too tired to load pictures into the blog this evening...and I'm getting hungry.

I started a new job yesterday - woohoo! I'm still at Disney but I got promoted into the role of "Senior Insight Integration Manager" for Downtown Disney. Basically, I'll take all sort of data, look at the big picture, and give my opinion. So far, I'm liking it - although there's a lot to take in these first few days.

On the running front - I'm getting my weekday runs in but I sort of skipped my 8 miler this weekend...okay, completely skipped. We got to Vero early Saturday and we wanted breakfast rather than a run. Then, we scheduled a wake-up call for 6am on Sunday so we could run. The phone rang, I answered it, hung up, and went back to sleep - until 9:30 with brunch reservations at 10:20. Eating and sleep were apparently way more important than running. No worries - I'll get my running and yoga in this week and take it easy this weekend when I start training with some old friends again. I'm really looking forward to running in Winter Park.

Seriously...dinner..needed...now...more soon - hopefully with pictures...but for now...xoxo