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Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Like a hummingbird
In season 5 of the Simpsons there was an episode where Apu Nahasapeemapetilon who runs the Kwik-E-Mart stayed awake for 96 hours. By the end of this shift he thought he was a hummingbird. There he was buzzing around the Kwik-E-Mart. Bzzzzt here Bzzzzt there. Arms flapping like mad. There is always something that can be related back to the Simpsons.
I've been my own little version of Apu this weekend. I haven't been awake 96 hours but I haven't had much sleep in general. I've been a drooling idiot. At times I've resorted to using my own version of sign language to try and get my point across when I forget how to speak. Then, I've been knitting as though I'm a humingbird. A few rows here, a few there. A pattern repeat on this, and a repeat on that. I've been flitting from one project to the next. As if the nectar on that sweater wil be better than the one I was just on. Oooh, a feeder, those are always easy pickin's. bzzt bzzt bzzt
I picked up the gusset stitches on the Husbeast Sock and I finished the first of the Lolipop Boot socks.
You might notice that I didn't kitchener the toe. The superstition and rule is that you can't "finish" a sock unless you are ready to cast on for it's mate. I have single socks around here that would that would let you know that rule/superstition is valid. I'll let this sock languish in this state until I'm ready to cast on for the other one.
I thoroughly ignored the scarves. I'm not sure why, it may have to do with having 3 sweaters to work on that I absolutely love: M's abnoxious pink sweater has the sleeves attached and I'm working up the yoke. Once I hit this stage on sweaters, it always seeems to go faster. There is just something exciting about a quickly reducing sweater.
Retro's body ribbing is done and I'm working on the stst section before the decreases. My lovely Kepler has one sleeve done. I'd like to cast on for the second sleeve today.
It's a homeschool day so we'll see if this little hummingbird gets anything done.
Have you seen the total in donations that Margene and Susan have gotten with their charity drive!?! WOW! Click on the little icon above and you can get to the "Give a Little" blog. Lolly got the first prize (a bag from me) but there are a million left. It's amazing and heartwarming. Knitters rock!