Archive for February, 2004

Dreary Friday

Posted by jackie blue on February 6th, 2004

It’s raining and slushing and doing whatever it can do to be dark and wet and depressing. A great day for movies and knitting, but I have a lunch date with my mother for Restaurant Week, which was really 2 weeks, which ends today. We are going to an old favorite, Tabla, postponed from last week when a huge snowstorm was exprected (and ended up being nothing with nothing). Earlier this week I went with a friend to Union Square Cafe, another neighborhood favorite of mine, so I’ve been eating well this week. Which means the gym beckons.

Last night my friend Shirley came over and after dinner out a block away, we sat in front of the TV, mesmerized by Discovery HD Theater (did I mention I love my new widescreen TV?) and knitting knitting knitting. I’m nearly done now with both front pieces of the bobble jacket and hopefully will get a lot more done this weekend. I’m not planning to go out tonight so maybe I can get a sleeve done.
If I can just get my freelance stuff out of the way.


Posted by jackie blue on February 4th, 2004

So here’s the progress so far on the baby bobble jacket – it’s hard to see the detail but there’s a lot of them bobbles.


And here are the glittens my mother made for me – they’ve been a godsend in the single digit weather (of course today it’s almost 40 degrees)

I know, I know

Posted by jackie blue on February 3rd, 2004

I promised photos of my progress. Tonight, I swear. I don’t have my camera here at work. But I’m making great headway. I got myself into a knitting groove this past weekend and I’m halfway done with the second front piece.

It was a good weekend and a sad one too. One of my closest friends, Ayelet, just left NYC for an indefinite time, maybe forever. It will be an adjustment for me, not having our movies and dinner and walks around Central Park. Sure there’s still phone calls and email and the visits that we will surely make once or twice a year. But it’s really sad to see friends go. Good luck out there on the Left Coast, sweetie.

In more knitting news, I forgot to mention the fabulous “glittens” my mother made for me. I was going to make them myself, out of the same brown alpaca as my Bucket-o-chic, but I was consumed with work and the baby sweater, so I asked her to make them. I also hate working with DPNs. Anyway, she needed extra wool to finish them and I was too lazy to go buy it and I wasn’t a fan of the end result of my slightly botched Bucket, so we frogged it. I now have these great convertible mittens (photos coming tonight of them too) and I’ll have to buy more yarn and make another bucket to match.

Other life stuff going on is two more potential freelance projects and so I’d better knit the baby sweater as much as I can before I’m too busy again.