Saturday, January 10, 2009

Justification #1.. er.. maybe #24 or so... of 2009

I'm really great at justifying things. For anything I want to do, basically, I can come up with a reason why it actually has to be done, and done now.

This is, for example, how I somehow ended up lazily pasting stamp hinges on stamps, printing out pages for them from Stamp Albums Web (costs money to join, but cheaper than buying lots of stamp albums), and mounting them on printed-out custom pages today instead of working on Grasslimb, which is late as usual. After all, the stamps I'd been tearing off envelopes and saving had really piled up, and... never mind that the pile was only about 2" x 3".

So I wear boring brown or black socks to work, most recently procured from Eddie Bauer because they actually seem to stay up for more than 5 seconds, and though I've bought a lot of brown and black sock yarn, I haven't actually knitted myself any socks out of that, yet.

But on the weekend I wear more colorful socks. And most of my old socks look like the purple pair I wore this morning.

I believe this justifies the need to make myself some brightly colored pairs of socks in 2009.

Not that I've started any of them yet. I'm still clicking along on my small friend's pullover:

and my friend Elinoire's spring cardigan:

I'm also still trying to find spare yarn for Rob's pullover, but so far no one has the right dye lot of Chunky AL. I guess I'll just buy some random dye lot and try to mix it. But I'm far from happy or enthusiastic about the prospect.

Speaking of Rob, he had a tune-up on his Lasik yesterday and all went well; it fixed the slight undercorrection in one eye and he is happy.


Jen said...

We're in the middle of a cold, snowy day here in New Hampshire, so it's nice to see all the bright colors in your post.

I've sent that link for the stamp album pages to my husband. He used to collect, still has the collection, and keeps talking about getting back to it. Maybe this will help motivate him, if he can get pages so easily. Thanks!

April said...

Could you e-mail me with the length of your foot, please? You know, from the heel to the tip of yer longest toe. I also had a dream last night that you sold a knitting pattern for a lace shawl to a literary journal that a prison published. You got $177,000 for the pattern.