19 September 2010

New York

I just got back from New York yesterday - it was the first time I'd been in about two years. I think I got a bit of culture shock. It really was like walking through a man-made canyon - it was so loud, and it smelled like grilled meat. I felt like I was the angel in Wings of Desire, I could hear everyone's thoughts, but really, it was just because people have to speak loudly to be heard above the din.

I went over to do some interviews for a couple of profiles I have to write. They're due Monday. Obviously, I haven't started yet - it's still only Saturday... And since the deadline is on New York time, I don't really have to start til Monday morning. Right?

Other things I did while I was there: I had a slice, some sushi and lots of Mexican food. I saw lots of friends, which was nice. I am exhausted!

Oh, I finished one of the socks I was test-knitting:

08 September 2010

It's been a while!

It's been some time since I posted - August just flew by... I've been working away at Beau - I'm altering it. Did I tell you that despite swatching, my first attempt was too big - by about 6 inches!! And Rog doesn't go for teabaggy clothing. So I ripped it all out, and am now making it again with the number of stitches the pattern called for.

I've knit it in the round (you know how I hate sewing seams / am very bad at it), and I'm adding the sleeves now so I don't have to sew them in either.

I'm test knitting some very lovely and cable-y socks:

And the garden continues to make us happy...