Archive for July, 2002

I’m looking very forward

Posted by jackie blue on July 23rd, 2002

I’m looking very forward to Stitch n Bitch tonight, for various reasons. For one, I get to see the girls, and it seems like it’s been so long. Also, I’m in the middle of two fun projects and I’m really into knitting these days. But lastly, we are trying out a new place and although I’ll miss being in the East Village neighborhood we used to go to, if this works out it will be so much more convenient for a lot of people and plus a much nicer atmosphere (we hope!). I’m a little nervous about it all, since I was the instigator in getting us moved and finding a new place. So I don’t want anything to go wrong!

One thing I hope is that the new place is sufficiently air conditioned. It’s about 100 degrees in NYC today, or at least it feels like it.I came into the office this morning (my Monday gig stretched into Tues. this week only) drenched as a wet rat. I can’t imagine commuting every day anymore. I’m so used to the life of leisure.

It was a pretty

Posted by jackie blue on July 22nd, 2002

It was a pretty good weekend, weather-wise, so I spent it on the beach as usual. I decided to start my Surf sweater despite being only halfway through the Guernsey dress. I need variety, and I was eager to see how the Rowan denim knits up. It’s a nice yarn but strands terribly easy, even more so than the Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton I’m using for the dress. Anyway, I did about 6 inches of the sweater already, mostly done on the beach. What better place to knit a sweater called Surf? I’ll take photos of my progress tonight. All I know is that unless I enlarge the chart on the copy machine today, I’m going to go crazy knitting this. The pattern is 117 stitches across and 28 high, and the chart is so tiny it’s extremely easy to mistake what line you are on. I’ve made several mistakes already, most of them fixed, some hopefully subtle enough that they won’t be noticed. But starting today, I must employ the larger-chart and post-it-note method if I want to keep my sanity.

Despite a good weekend I’m still stressed out, about work, money, what’s going to happen with my health insurance when COBRA runs out in December, what I’m going to do with the rest of my life, etc. etc. It’s a wonder I’m able to sleep at night. I really have to get some more freelance work soon, or something.

I’ve been bad about

Posted by jackie blue on July 19th, 2002

I’ve been bad about updating lately. I just feel so blah the past few days, not much of anything to say. Yesterday I participated in an all day focus group (anything for money, these days) that thankfully ended a couple of hours early. Then I hung out at my friend Ayelet’s all evening. I brought my knitting and got up to the patterned part of the front of the Guernsey. Ayelet doesn’t knit but is very tolerant of my habit.

Today I should be cleaning this place. It’s hard to get motivated. Just feeling a little down (haven’t heard from someone I was hoping to) and the whole hot weather thing is draining me. I’m half tempted to go do some charity knitting tonight, half tempted to stay home and sulk.

What can I say

Posted by jackie blue on July 16th, 2002

What can I say about today? I’m procrastinating. Procrastinating doing anything really productive, like clean my apartment and do my dishes. I really need to do this. Procrastinating calling clients that aren’t getting back to me. Procrastinating learning Flash or anything that could help my career. I did send out a few resumes, but big deal. I’ve not done anything else yet. And I need to go to the gym too.

Looking forward to tonight’s SnB so I don’t have to feel like I should be doing something else at that time.