Saturday, May 13, 2006

Yarn and Sharks

My yarn didn't come today! I am starting to think that someone got my package by mistake and is using my yarn! With every passing day, I imagine someone using my yarn to tie things together and doing who knows what else with it! After this explosion of concern, when I got home I didn't even want to knit! I just wanted to wallow in self-pity. I read knitters' blogs about them getting THEIR yarn in the mail. I read about the other lace knitters starting (and continuing) their projects for The Amazing Lace, and I wondered why I couldn't start MY project. How do I know if the Sampler Shawl is a good teammate? Right now he is completely undependable. blah.

I have a couple of more pictures of Sock in Florida. These will be the last of the pictures. Starting tomorrow, I am going to go back on the knitting bandwagon. The Florida trip was relaxing but intense, and I am still exhausted. NOTE: If you are waiting for a reply from an email, I am still working through them and I should be caught up this weekend. I know I said I would get them done by Friday, but I actually had to get some work done at the office today. Weird, I know. My boss wanted to talk about my paper and getting it finalized to send to journals for publication. Is there something wrong with you when you would prefer to reading knitting blogs than do things that can advance your career? I need to start getting motivated, especially since I am starting school in the fall.

Anyway, Sock met up with a bad crowd in Walt Disney World. I kept warning him that these characters looked unsavory. I told him that there was probably a reason why they were locked up in that dungeon. Did Sock listen? No, he did not. He just looked at me, grinned, and joined in a chorus of "A Pirate's Life for Me."

I decided that if he would prefer to hang out with pirates then he was just going to have to learn the consequences of that decision. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised when I had to rescue him from a shark mere hours after meeting his "great, new friends." All of a sudden, multiple rides on Dumbo and It's a Small World didn't seem too bad after all. If you are having a hard time seeing Sock, click the image. He is almost directly below the shark's nose.

-SAK

2 comments:

  1. watch out, sock! shark bites are NASTY!

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  2. I don't know that I would tolerate that kind of impertinence among my knitting projects. You have to have a firm disciplinary hand or they walk all over you (ironic, if they're socks).

    I hope you get your yarn tomorrow! I hate not getting anticipated packages on Saturday because it means a TWO day wait until your next chance of receiving them.

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