With only 15 hours before Sit n' Knit's Sock Exchange, I feverishly knitted - on the subway, at home and... at happy hour. Yes, weekly drinking shenanigans had to make room for knitting. PBRs and mac-n-cheese at the Hog Pit later, I still wasn't done yet. Back to Brooklyn I went, an episode of The Sopranos, two of Entourage and one watching of Mallrats later, I was FINALLY DONE! Here comes the blocking. At 2am. Washed in my lovely green Ecover laundry detergent [for delicates!], I felt confident and passed out.
9am - socks not dry
10am - go to spinning praying socks will dry
11:30am - socks still not dry
noon - shower, get dressed, right nice card, prepare wrapping
12:30pm - sock "dry enough"
1:30pm - arrive in Sheep's Meadow only to call sis-in-law 3 times because I couldn't find my fellow knitters
2:30pm - Aileen gives me these delicious numbers along with NY Mets stickers!! You ROCK!
2:35pm - give Judy-in-Progress her socks; she notices their "dampness;" we all laugh
Now, the rest of Cinco de Mayo, or Cinco de Drinko as my friends and I like to call it, ended on a ... much ... different ... note.
4:30pm - first 50 oz. margarita; Jason and I share
4:45 - 5:30pm - eat, drink, be merry
6pm - second 50 oz margarita; Jason, Amanda and I share
7pm - third 50 oz margarita; Jason, Amanda and I share
Only made it through the 3rd inning of the Mets game.
What happened last night? Those times don't sound right. Well, it was a Cinco de Drinko to remember. And today, I had these goodies to ogle
Check out the new copy of Interweave Knits. And, for all those that care about my "I will never find the right pink" for my cowl pink fuzzy tank top, rest assured I found it! I returned to Purl Soho to return the lonely pink skein that didn't match. One of the salesgirls remembered me and my ill-fated purchasing.
"This wouldn't work?" she said [I hate that I don't know her name], handing me a hank.
"Wait a minute," I said as I pulled out a swatch of my yarn. "It WILL work!"
And speaking of swatches, here's my first real true swatch. And it grew.