Thursday, September 14, 2006

Boring, boring, boring

I am now safely in Boston. I have no 'net in Boston, unless I schlep down to the Starbucks. As Verizon thinks that it is reasonable to demand that I take a day off of work to get my phone line installed, I have no idea when I will have net. I haven't been spending my time cursing at them; I am rummaging through boxes. If anyone knows where my hand-knit wool socks are, please let me know. I think otherwise I'm going to find Mind's Eye Yarns, crouch behind the wool, and wimper a little. How did I forget that Boston is this cold, this early in the year?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

What I did on my summer vaccation

Well, what I did yesterday, anyway.

Sure, I got married this weekend (no pictures yet), but then I spent 7+ hours in urgent care yesterday only to find out that something may or may not be wrong. As my general theory is that I should wait until I'm really, really, really sure there's something wrong before I go to the doctor, this "go when the pain is still managable" theory isn't working out that well. On the upside, it's been all sock yarn, all the time.

I'm socking up! I'm moving to Boston in a few days and I'm scared of winter.

Sock info: Cherry Tree Hill supersock in "earth" a.k.a. "I went hiking without any boots on", knitted on flexible plastic needles that don't break in my purse. These socks were knitted toe-up using the magic cast-on and a short-row heel.

Speaking of Cherry Tree Hill, did you see their sock design contest? Design a pair of solid-colour socks, then send them the pattern and the actual socks. You will never see your socks again, unless you win, in which case you'll see a picture of them. Maybe three knitters will even make the money back that they spent on yarn. Who will enter this? Process knitters who live in the tropics?

Friday, September 01, 2006


Dearest Lea,

Happy (almost) wedding day! I am so, so excited and happy for you. N and I are very sorry we can't be with you, but we know that your day will be wonderful and perfect, and at the end of the day you will be MARRIED! And to someone who is ALMOST good enough for you :)

On our wedding day, our best man (whom you also know and love) gave us the best advice on marriage I've heard so far. And so I pass that on to you: you and C will come to know each other better than you know anyone else in the world, possibly even better than you know yourselves. Your marriage will be strong and your lives will be happy if you remember to always, always, use that knowledge for good and not for evil.

Tomorrow, you will be starting a fabulous new life with a man you adore. I hope he always gives you all the good things you deserve, and that your lives together will be healthy, happy, and long.

Your kindness and support have meant so much to me over the last year.

All my love, and a million congratulations,