Adventures · Knitting

Big Day Today

1. I finally got around to picking up a couch we ordered from Ikea back at the beginning of October. Now that it is in my house I despise the color, but I know I’ll get used to it. Also, I will be able to tone it down with some contrasting throw pillows and our gigantic sheepskin. We haven’t had a couch since June (or before, I can’t really remember when the last one gave up the ghost) so the cats are extremely excited to finally have something to sit on. I am too, I admit, even though the thing is rather a bit more orange than I had expected.

2. I finally succumbed to peer pressure and talked my husband into upgrading from our crappy little cell phones to iPhones! After I finished assembling the couch we packed up the boys and headed over to the Apple store. We had to wait in line about 2 hours, and then it took a while to get the account set up since we switched from AT&T to Sprint (sorry AT&T!). But now I has an iPhone!! w00t!! Follow me on Twitter (@kniterrupted) because, theoretically, I can now tweet the crap out of everything.

3. I continue the slow march through Catkin chart 1. Here I am, a little way past the halfway point where I am very nearly about to run out of orange yarn. I suspected the yardage would be extremely tight, but I took a gamble on it anyway. Needless to say I’m not thrilled. Option 1: buy another hank of STR and be guaranteed the colorways won’t match. Option 2: frog it and reknit without the orange garter stripes in the first section. The colorway will match, but reknitting. Neither option is particularly appealing.

4. I cast on a plain and simple sock, specifically for knitting abroad. Isn’t it purty?

4 thoughts on “Big Day Today

  1. i) took DH and I almost four years to decide on a couch – he wanted a big black leather man couch and I wanted something less sloppy and room-filling. Congrats on making the move!

    ii) iPhone! Yippee!

    iii) Catkin? That sucks! I think I’d ball it up and throw it in a corner!

    iv) Mmmm, pretty! Travel knitting? Where are you headed?

  2. Peer pressure? LOL Resistance is futile! You know It’s just a matter of time before you have an iPad too.

    I like the couch, and hope you get used to the color….can’t believe you’ve gone so long without one. And as for poor Catkin…..I feel your pain. Have you checked Rav to see if anybody has the same colorway/dye lot they might be willing to sell?

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