December 10, 2008
First the governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, has a bimbo eruption, now the governor of Illinois is selling off a senate seat? In the name of COMMON DECENCY, people, really now. What is going ON?
Throw the bums OUT! It’s a disGRACE!
I watched the news conference for this astonishing set of allegations while tidying up the button bands for my 95% finished Margaret sweater. (I’m counting the word-stitching part as another whole project. I’m not waiting to wear this thing; in fact, I wore it out yesterday, ends still trailing out the sleeves. And people say knitters are dotty and distracted . . .)
I attached the sleeves with great delight–an unusual construction, for me: the saddle part makes for a tidy fit at the top. Feels very tailored and organized. The sleeves fit right in place, and of course I had to try on each sleeve, the minute I finished sewing, to see how they fit. They fit great! Such a pleasure. Such a relief.
Picking up stitches for a button band seems to work well in stockinette if you just stitch with a 3 stitches to every 4 rows recipe.
It’s all very thrilling–I get to go the button store now for the ten buttons down the front. It’s like CHRISTMAS! I’ll get my Photographer to take some photos. I am LUVIN this sweater, which is sort of a coat, really.
Speaking of Christmas, I am shockingly behind on my hall-decking. We’re going into overdrive today to get this place pepped up. It looks like leftover Thanksgiving around here, and that’s just not good.
I will say, however, that the bunch of giant lilies I bought on November 26 finally bit the dust yesterday. Almost two weeks of lily pleasure. They were like pets, those humongous blooms. Living with those lilies made me remember how flowers can give you a lift, every day. Now I’m watching my paperwhites and amaryllis grow, and I’ll give you updates over there in the sidebar. If you’re looking to give yourself a little cheeriness, get some flowers in your house.