Monday, March 27, 2006

So out of touch!

Part of my out-of-touchness is due to opening a show on Friday, and part of it is due to continuing guilt about my failure to take photos of my completed socks.

The show is Tales of the Lost Formicans, and you can see it at The Pear Ave. Theatre in Mountain View. It's a funky little play; so far a lot of people like it and some other people are confused by it. But you won't be bored, I promise.

Now that I am no longer working 14 hours a day and knitting one row before crashing into bed, I am making some progress on both the green Hourglass sweater (yes, the one in Cash Iroha, it's not done yet, but only about 10 rows to go!) and on the more pressing project, the Windowpane baby blanket I'm knitting as a sample for Nine Rubies. This thing is frickin' huge, and it's supposed to be done by Friday. Probably not gonna happen, as I'm not even halfway done, and with 170 stitches/row I'm hard pressed to do more than 20 rows a day. I think I calculated that the whole thing is about 250 rows long. Nice yarn, though, you should go right over to Nine Rubies and buy some. It's called Zara, from Filatura di Crosa. Not cheap, but it's 100% wool, completely washable, and soft as a kitten's tummy.

By the way, a lovely lady named Kathy from Tennessee commented on my blog a while ago -- she wants to make the Cashmerino onesie that I made for CNITU2. However, she can't find the darn Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino book! If you see it somewhere, would you let me know so I can email her? It's the first one, not the one that just came out.

Finally, I have a new favorite blog, which I have added to the sidebar along with some other new links. It's called Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog. Go there now, especially if you were an English major. Don't let the spelling throw you, trust me, it's hysterical.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Quick check-in

First of all, thanks to everyone I tagged. It was fun and entertaining to read about you! I am delighted that we all share such good taste in movies and television.

Secondly, I would like to report that I finished the Olympic socks, thanks to being home sick last Thursday and Friday with the flu. Convenient, that flu, if annoying. I wore them to Spinnity's spinning party on Saturday, where they were much admired, though I completely forgot to take pictures. As soon as I remember, I'll post those.

I am now slogging away on the Hourglass sweater, which is going very slowly since I'm working 12 hours a day at the moment. I can't wait to wear it, though, it's looking fantastic. The sleeves are on the same circular as the body now, and I'm working the raglan decreases.

The next thing I must do is the baby blanket for Nine Rubies -- my deadline is the end of the month, and I don't want to shirk! Plus, I get paid, always nice. Should offset my $500 Stitches spending spree.

Finally, I would like to wish my DH a happy anniversary! We were married one year ago this Sunday. I'd do it again in a second. The traditional 1-year anniversary gift is paper, and the modern is clocks. The DH cleverly combined the two into new Palm PDAs for both of us! This is very useful, since my rather obselete Visor has been by my side for four years now.

I love you, cute boy!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Tagged by the Remarkable Cow

Been tagged. Gotta talk about myself. Here goes:

Four jobs in your life:
1. Current job -- Eduction, Outreach, and Casting Director for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.
2. Part-time Associate at Balzac Communications and Marketing in Napa (wrote PR copy and came up with the Bug Spot Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter campaign for Napa, Marin, and Solano counties.)
3. Janitor at U.C. Davis while at grad school. Vaccuumed a lot of meeting rooms and set up a lot of chairs.
4. Part-time Sales Associate at Accessory to a Wedding Bridal shop in Chicago. Learned that most brides are really horrible to deal with, and their mothers are worse.

Four movies you could watch over and over:
1. The Princess Bride (my first date ever)
2. Pride & Prejudice, which is technically a mini-series (the Colin Firth one, not the Keira Knightley)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird. Love me some Gregory Peck.
4. Vertigo. The ultimate San Francisco movie.

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Deadwood
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
4. The Daily Show

Four places you have lived:
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Chicago, IL
3. Napa, CA
4. London, England

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. New Zealand
2. Fiji
3. Belize
4. Switzerland

Four websites you visit daily:
1. Google
2. Yarn Harlot (not quite daily, but almost)
3. SF Gate
4. Spinnity

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Anything Indian -- Palak Paneer, Aloo Gobhi, it's all good
2. Fish and chips
3. Dark chocolate
4. Really good San Francisco sourdough bread

Four places you'd rather be right now:
1. Our honeymoon jungle hotel in Belize
2. Just about any yarn shop
3. In my cozy bed on a Saturday morning
4. In a theatre, watching a really good play

Four favorite types of yarn:
1. Karabella Aurora 8
2. Noro Cash Iroha
3. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
4. GGH Samoa

Four bloggers I'm tagging:
1. Alimum
2. MKMonahan
3. Jeff
4. Jo Knits