Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Listening to: Modest Mouse - Live at the Showbox 12.22.02 (so fun because I was at that show)

I used to knit and knit
Sweaters, scarves, and socks
Now I sit and sit
And wait for a big brown box

Can you guess what I was thinking about as I tried to fall asleep last night? I know it hasn't been that long since I ordered my yarn (nine business days) but I'm very antsy since last time I ordered I had such a quick shipment. I'm getting excited about my scarf, even though I haven't chosen a pattern yet and I don't even have to tell you that I'm excited to start swatching for my sweater.

The more I think about the scarf, the more the idea of the plait and cables appeals to me but I'll have to take a better picture of the sample and decide. Seeing a picture of something just makes or breaks it sometimes, you know?

In the meantime, I've been knitting dishcloths. No pictures because, let's face it, they're seed stitch dishcloths. Light blue, pretty small - about 6" squares, boring dishcloths. Maybe the monotony of dishcloths finally got to me because I went out and bought a shiny new cell phone today. This thing is amazing. The pictures are really pretty (at least in small camera view) at 1.3 megapixels and I'm planning to purchase the memory card which will allow me to transfer MP3's to my phone and pictures to my computer for free. I'm usually not a material person so it's a weird experience to fall in love with a little tiny piece of technology that cost more than my car payment... but here I am, taking that plunge.

With all this talk about dishcloths and plunging you'd think I was in the kitchen clearing a clog out of the sink! I'll post again when I have something fun to talk about.


Imbrium said...

Need a clog? May I suggest lettuce?

Congratulations on the new cell phone. I tend to go with the cheap-to-free option provided by my service provider...but then, I hate telephones with a burning passion, and I only have a cell for the proverbial emergency, so don't go by me. :)