Archive for January, 2005

You might think…

Posted by jackie blue on January 31st, 2005

…that I’d have a finished Sockapalooza sock to show you. I wish. I have ripped that darn sock too many times now. Well, not the whole sock, but the top of it. I just keep making silly mistakes in the lace and I’m too much of a perfectionist to give away something with noticeable flaws. I hope you appreciate my anguish, Sock Pal! I had some lovely gatherings this weekend with knitting friends but the sock seems to keep staying the same height.

I did manage to order some more sock yarn for myself though. So much for not buying any new yarn! I am weak like veal.

I’ll certainly work on the sock more at my office tomorrow and if I don’t have a finished sock by tomorrow night, well, I might just have to keep it for myself and make something else for my sock pal. At least there is plenty of time left!

Oh yeah, that project I’m working on. It might keep me from posting often the next few weeks. But I promise to update when I can.

Black Wednesday

Posted by jackie blue on January 26th, 2005

That refers to the slush that is currently taking over NYC. I tell ya, having a white dog on days like today just ain’t all that fun.

I’m buried under piles of work but I do have a knitting update from the weekend. The massive snowfall kept me in much of Sat. and Sun. so there was plenty of knitting time. I finished my Regia socks and pretty much wore them all weekend. No, they don’t match all that well. I don’t mind.

And I started on my Highland Chunky sweater because I just wanted to feel some warm, squooshy, bulky yarn. Here’s what the weekend produced on that.carmel_01_23.jpg
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And finally, my Sockapalooza sock. WHAT was I thinking when I chose Anne yarn with size 0 needles? This will take me forever. Yesterday produced a lot of knitting time at my office so I managed to turn the heel. I think I will definitely need till the deadline to finish these, what with all my work now and all. I do think the sock is coming out nicely though. I’m not that happy with the join after the heel turn so I might rip out a few rows. Tonight, in front of the TV. I mean, I have tons of work to do, but when LOST is on, you need a break.

Musical Posting

Posted by jackie blue on January 24th, 2005

I had a knitting post all ready in my head but then Jenn tagged me, so we’ll talk knitting tomorrow.

1.) Total amount of music files on your computer:
As of this writing, 6.42 gigs. I tend to be a very repetitive listener so I don’t accumulate all that much. I have a 40 gig iPod and I have a *long* way to go before filling that baby up, though I’m sure if I sat down with my CDs, it can be done.

2.) The last CD you bought was:
I haven’t bought a physical CD in a long time, because I’m running out of storage for them and I rarely listen to the actual CD anyway – I mostly use my iPod or computer, so I tend to buy digital music off iTunes. I think Jem – Finally Woken was the last one I bought. I was late to the party with that one, but songs got stuck in my head.

3.) What is the last song you listened to before reading this message:
No idea. I am answering this later than when I found out I was “it”. For most of the day I was listening to classic rock on the radio at work and one of the last songs I heard before leaving was “Turn the Page” by Bob Seger.

4.) Write down 5 songs you listen to often or that mean a lot to you:
This one is nearly impossible. I have a very split personality when it comes to music and over the 4 decades of my life I’ve been listening to it, I kind of got stuck in 3 eras. There’s 60s, which is the music I love most, the 80s, which defined my whole teenage to mid 20s life, and current music – so how can I pick just 5? (And yes, I know the 70s and 90s produced some great stuff but they say insanity skips a generation and for me, I mostly glide over those years where music is concerned).

So here’s 5 from each important span of my life. Some are my favorite songs, some are far from that but bring me back to a certain memory.

Then – the 60s
1. A Day in the Life – The Beatles
2. Leave me Be – The Zombies
3. Tangled up in Blue – Bob Dylan (ok, so one 70s snuck in there)
4. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
5. Time of the Season – The Zombies

Then – the 80s
1. Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy
2. Blood and Roses – The Smithereens
3. Inbetween Days – The Cure
4. Burning Flame – Vitamin Z
5. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Now – the 00s
1. Pink Bullets – The Shins
2. New Slang – The Shins
3. Killian’s Red – Nada Surf
4. Endless Shovel – Rogue Wave
5. Waltz #2 – Elliott Smith

5.) Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Ayelet – because I know she defines her life with music, as I do.
Bonne Marie – because she always sneaks some pop culture into her blog
Alison- because as an honorary member of the Drafty Table, she can’t not join in. And we know so little about her music tastes.

Happy Snow Day!

Posted by jackie blue on January 22nd, 2005