May 5, 2008

Chasing Butterflies

Hey! Did I let the whole month of April go by with no post? I supposed that I did. Well spring is here and it's just wonderful weather! With the exception of a few days here and there it's been sunny and bordering on warm.

ChickenusWingus turned 12 in April! Wow time has really flown by. He reminds me daily that he is almost as tall as me. Like that's hard to do since I'm only 5"3'. He is a really smart kid and will be President one day. I'm a proud Mom - what can I say about a 12 year old who gets good grades and calls him himself a jerd - a jock and a nerd. His term - I didn't come up with that one. He's got a million of them.

I've knitted just a few things as my time has become limited. I was nursing a bruised ego for about the last two weeks because I did something so silly I'm almost embarrassed to tell anyone - but now that I think about it - it's kinda funny - ok maybe only in my twisted mind.

I was coming home from my long day at work and doing the usual transistion from BART train to my car and was chasing the butterflies through the parking lot. O.k. not really chasing the butterflied but enjoying the end of a long day. I had on some khakis a white t-shirt and my cute little baseball style keds. So picture me with my cool new red (is there any other color for a KnitFloozy) Jordana Paige knitting bag walking down the sideway and all of a sudden I'm on the ground. Now how I got there is still a mystery to me. I was just walking along and started stumbling - and the whole time I was thinking I'm gonna catch my balance and hope that no one saw me. Nope that was not the case. Not only did I fall all the way to the ground - but I landed on my stomach on the curb rolled on to my right shoulder and managed to knock the wind out of myself. Let me tell you it must have been one heck of a sight! Arms and legs in the air cute red bag and all contents of said red bag all over the concrete and the Knitfloozy trying to catch the next breath which at that moment seemed impossible. There were about 10 folks whom I am very grateful to helped me up - including a BART station agent. Several ladies offered to drive me home, call mr. knitfloozy and or do both. After I managed to catch my breath and make an incident report to the BART station agent I sat in my car and cried for about five minutes cos it really did hurt to fall on this 37 year old shoulder and hands and knee. I started my car and drove home to work on this really easy blanket. I know it looks like a hot mess right at this particular moment - but it will come together in the end. It's called the Cotton-Ease Baby Blanket and it's pattern is very portable at first. Not sure how much longer it will be portable. I am not crazy however about weaving in the ends of this thing. I do know that I will make another one as I have lots of this yarn in my stash already. I plan to replace the green squares with orange squares next time. Once you get the hang of the pattern it just flies by. The lady who created this pattern said that knitting backwards saved her a whole lot of time. I tried it and for me it's a lot easier to just do the purls.
Oh yeah - if you're chasing butterflies of your own - try not to land on your shoulder if you happen to be as clumsy as I am...


beanchild said...

glad you're alright, lady. take care of yourself, before we have to get mr. knitfloozy to go with you e'erywhere you go.
i like the blanket you're working on! but what happened to the mitered square blankie?

Farrah said...

The blanket is looking awesome! But the ends- seriously! Aren't they a pain? I have to tell you, though- the payoff I got when I gave this thing away was worth every darn one.

KnitFloozy said...

It's a lot of fun to watch it come together!

KM said...

um, i'm sure i wasn't supposed to laugh at this story, but i'm in tears.

your storytelling is awesome, lol!

KnitFloozy said...

Hey Farrah! The ends are not at bad as other projects I've worked on. Thank you for the wonderful idea!