A few random things for a Wednesday

I am still in the doldrums.  But now it is worse.  I did finish the sleeve of the sweater I mentioned.  I would show you a picture but it is hard to take a picture of a half finished sweater that doesn’t end up looking like a picture of a dead body.  So never mind.  You will just have to trust me.  The problem now is I made some adjustments to the sleeves so they would actually fit without being painted on tight and now I have too many stitches for the prescribed decreases.  This means I have to do math.  And at the moment, I am really not in the mood.

The doldrums are worse now because I have added another project to the mix.

 

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This is (part of) a sock.  Specifically this is part of a Pointelle sock from knit. sock. love. by Cookie A.  This is a book I should own, but I do not.  So I checked it out of the library to knit these socks.  The problem is, I still have about 20 rows of the leg to knit on this the first sock, and I can already tell they are going to be too small around for my big fat (kind people call them athletic) calves.  This is discouraging because I have so enjoyed knitting it.  Now I don’t know what to do and this is discouraging.  So discouraging in fact that I may have to start a third project just to keep my spirits up.

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A Quandary

I am wracked with indecision.

The Formula One season has begun.  (I can hear my mom jumping for joy).  

The first race this season is in Melbourne, Australia.  This makes for some time zone gymnastics but thanks to the miraculous invention of the DVR it is not a big deal.

However I have a problem.  Because the race is in Australia, that means it is on my television starting at midnight.  Normally, I would just go to bed.  But tonight I am tempted to stay up. 

This temptation has been brought on by the fact that qualifying was rained out last night.  This doesn’t happen very often, but it does happen.  Do you know what this means?  It means they will have to run qualifying before the race starts.  So that will be on NBCSports (America’s new home of F1) starting at 11.  But if I stay up to watch qualifying, I will want to stay up for the race.  And if I stay up for the race I will be up until about 3am.  

I have to be at work at 7am so staying up until 3am is probably not a good idea.  But I am not sure I can resist.  Watch this space.

Unpacking

 

 

 

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I just spent a few days (six of them actually) in Canada visiting Rick. It was a lovely trip.  But now I am home.  And now I have to unpack.

I hate unpacking.  Packing is kind of fun, in a stress-inducing kind of way.  Stress-inducing because you have to decide what outfits to bring with you.  I don’t know why I find this stressful because I wear the same things all the time.  But I do.  That is just the way I am.  I am a nervous traveller.

But there is nothing fun about unpacking.  I am always very tempted not to do it.  To just leave the clothes in my suitcase and take them out as I wear them. That way eventually all the clothes end up in the laundry (which I also hate putting away) and I have a nice empty suitcase, ready to put away all in just a few days (okay, maybe a week).

Am I the only person who does this?