You Thought I Was Kidding?
Apparently there will be a lot more blogging done this year by a lot of knit bloggers. The latest bandwagon to roll into Yarn Town seems to be the Blog 365 project wherein you blog every day for a year. I fully intended to jump on that bandwagon. Hmm. I'm not off to a very good start. I seem to have missed the first day. However, that was only one of the 6,259 resolutions I have for 2008. This is one of them.
Really. I wasn't kidding. I bought this book about 3 years ago in the hopes that if I learned to speak Spanish I'd actually get what I wanted at Wendy's. Alas, I don't think I even cracked the cover. But after the New Year's Eve flat tire debacle I've decided it's time I learned to communicate with a large portion of the population of California.
Es el raton.
Impressive, si? I just said, IN SPANISH, "It is the mouse." I imagine it's only a matter of days before I'm offered a position at the UN as a translator. Especially given the fact that my Spanish textbook was co-authored by the venerable Senora Ruth Silverstein. If that name doesn't conjure up images of the Aztec ruins, well frankly I don't know what will.
And now here's another New Year's resolution! "Under no circumstance, do we attempt to learn a new knitting technique at 10pm after a *few* glasses of wine."
Why I had such a burning desire to learn how to do toe up socks at 10pm last night is beyond me. I think it was the yarn. I was stash diving and came across this lovely skein of Claudia's Handpaint in the "Purple Earth" colorway that I bought about a year ago. It's a sport weight with only 225 friggin' yards. And I want a pair of socks from it! But I don't want to buy another skein because the one skein cost me $23.00. Ergo, the need for toe ups. I still don't know if I'll have enough yarn. But I do know that it's most foolish to expect socks done toe up to look the same as socks down top down when you start them. Let us not speak of how many times I frogged this sock before the Clue Phone finally rang. Soy estupido.