14 July 2007

Rockin' Saturday

Well, let me tell you, it was a mucho crappy week at work, even more than usual. Things did start to pick up yesterday afternoon, when I had a six-month check-up with one of my many doctors, and he said everything looked well, and he'd see me in six months. (Six months is a lifetime to me these days, so I am perfectly happy to exist in six-month intervals.) Then the evening included a martini with a garlic stuffed olive. Then I knew it would all be OK ...

Aside from that, Carol thinks I am a:

Which is so cool, thank you Carol! Being that I am not necessarily one that you would see on the street, and think was either rockin' or a girl (as opposed to a woman,that is), I am happy to be considered both, at least online ... as part of this, you are supposed to name others that you think deserve the title. Well, in Carol's post, she states: "... Bridget, I would have nominated your Carol for this too, but that would just piss you off." Now that made me laugh out loud! So I definitely will nominate "my" Carol,* as well as Melanie, Kim, Ann and Liz, and Carrie. Let me make it clear that I do not care if they pass it any further, but they are all friends (some even in person!) and I think the world of them, so I've decided they're Rockin' Girls too!

On to knitting news ... remember the Shamrock Shawl? In our last episode, I had ripped out a lot of it, since I had screwed up the pattern, and though there were shamrocks on the bottom of what I had knitted so far, there were amoebas above the first two repeats, as I had lost count, made mistakes, and anything else that could have gone wrong. Well, I've looked at the bag holding it, with the chart, etc., sitting on the rocking chair for a couple of months, and today I decided to see what I could do. Apparently what I could do today was screw up a row of plain knitting. So it's back on the rocking chair for a while. The really sad thing was that when I started trying to work on it today, I hadn't even had any wine yet.

The socks I'm making for my Sockapalooza 4 pal are coming along nicely. I am probably going to concentrate on them more than anything else at this point, since we are supposed to mail them at the beginning of August. When I have the pair finished, I'll take a picture before I send them to their recipient.

The other thing I'm working on, is "homework" for a class I took this past Thursday at Sophie's Yarns, which is near where I work. We are making a Baby Kimono - here's a picture of the store sample.

It's really cute in person, and even though I do not know any babies that need a kimono, learning the construction of it is what appealed to me about the class. It's made from bamboo yarn, and I chose a variegated brown, light gray, beige, and a kind of rose color. We are supposed to have one of the fronts completed for this Thursday's class, which hopefully won't be a problem.

I noticed that my StatCounter thingy is almost to 10,000, and my next post will be #150. I'm surprised to have written 149 posts as of this one. And I guess I should be surprised about the number of visits to my blog, but I've probably made about 9,996 of them ...

*I'm not sure I want to know what having her as "my" Carol involves ...

5 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on being a Rockin' Girl Blogger, and the goo check-up.

Also, thanks for sharing about your Sockapalooza 4 socks, makes me feel better about mine.

Liz K. said...

Ann and I are blushing. You rock, too.

teabird said...

Rockin'? (giggle) girl? (snort) Hilarious! thank you!

KSD said...

Oh, my goodness!! What an honor!! Sorry not to find out about it until now.

Carrie K said...

Awesome! Thanks, Bridget. And congrats to you on it! So fun.

So sad about the Shamrock Shawl! I think the problem was that you NEEDED a wee dram, not abstinence.

The kimono looks cute. Sometimes it's more than enough to just play and learn.