Thursday, June 19, 2008

Don't Steal My Knitting!

7pm. East Harlem. Pick-Pocketing.
Me carrying: dry cleaning, clean laundry, day bag

Approach take-out place
What was that rustling?
Boy runs off
That boy stole my knitting!

I run, carrying said objects in flip-flops, up 2nd avenue around the corner.
Should I drop my stuff? No.
"Stop him!" "Help!" "Please"

I stop. I won't catch him.

"Is everything okay?" a nice bystander carrying heavy furniture says.
"He'll drop the knitting once he realizes it's not your wallet."

And there is my knitting bag, in the middle of street thrown away like trash.

I rescue it.

This punk violated me and my knitting.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

RIP - Willie Randolph

The Mets have fired coach Willie Randolph. Not sure how I feel about it. My boys haven't been doing THAT well as of late [hence my lack of commentary]. I just hope that Jerry Manuel does a good job and the boys upstairs don't start kicking themselves over letting their skipper go.

Enough baseball talk. A few other tidbits.

1.) My first cotton purchase!

It's Takhi Cotton in the most gorgeous (Mets) blue. I'll be making knitty's Everlasting Bagstopper [finally]. Not sure how important gauge is since my yarn is a bit off. We'll see.

2.) I'm taking a break from my mohair tank, self-explanatory given the heat, and picked up (what else?) but a UFO scarf! Yes, in this 90 degree heat, I decide to knit a scarf. Hey, at least I'm not casting on yet another project to just end up sitting there and not being finished.

3.) Thoughts on VERY large bridal parties? My [male] cousin is having 11 ushers. 11! ELEVEN. I think it's ridiculous and will make that god-for-saking ceremony that much longer. Anyone wanna go for me?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Who's Back?

I'm Back!

Been knitting my fluffy lace camisole from Weekend Knitting in Kidsilk Haze. Very strange for me knitting mohair. Why? My first time knitting with it and given my vegan lifestyle, I'm still grappling with "do I or don't I" knit with wool. More on that in a later post.

Who else is back? THE METS!

Now, yes, they haven't had the greatest first few months but tonight's game against the San Francisco Giants. 9 runs in one inning! Granted, they should've won by 9-1 or 9-3 NOT 9-6 but I digress. And Pedro's back! So I have my knitting mojo back and kings of queens are playing ball and actually winning.

And I was tagged by Penelope so here goes:

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

1998. High School. I learned to drive, danced a lot [ballet and jazz], became a vegetarian, watched my mom get remarried and fell in love for the first time. Aww...

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

Attend a silly 10am meeting [yum!]
Finish some check requests and follow-up
Try to make happy hour with some coworkers
Convince my coworker to do some sewing machine work for me
Call Mommy and check up on her heart monitor wearing shenanigans

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Fritos, strawberries, chips & guacamole, dark chocolate

4)Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Buy myself a condo/apt in Colorado. Donate to Greenpeace, NRDC, Housing Works. Get an around-the-world ticket and take 6-12 months and travel the world. Season tickets to the Mets. Give a million or so to my parents, siblings and friends - just cuz. Fund new schools in war torn countries like Nepal, Sudan and Iraq

5) Places I have lived:

Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Norwood, NJ
East Village, NYC
Chinatown, NYC
Florence, Italy
Astoria, NY
Upper West Side, NY
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
East Harlem, NY

6) Five People I would like to tag are: