Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A milestone

I got to work this morning and had two moments of clarity: There is no way I'm going to finish this pair of socks by Christmas. Impossible. It's mostly my fault, and partly the calendar's fault for really hustling after Thanksgiving.

Last night, though, I had my first post-midnight knitting delusion; a veritable knitting milestone for newbie knitters. I was up until after 1 a.m. trying to finish my first ever short row heel on simple cabled sock no. 1. It was OK, nothing exciting for non-knitters, but for those with unhealthy fascinations with needles and yarn, well, it was a big milestone watching that little heel cup materialize, and with no holes!

But, like I said, this morning I had two moments of clarity. The second one involved the realization that I will likely have to rip sock no. 1 back to the 8th cable repeat because there is no way I'm going to have enough yarn to do one 50g ball per sock. And I doubt I'll find another ball of the same dye lot. Rip, rip, rip...

Someone else in the House of England had a milestone today: Our lovely Jane Gallagher laid her first egg!

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If the photo doesn't show it, the egg is actually a lovely color of blue. It's really beautiful!

I'm thinking of taking the eggshell to the paint studio to see if they can match it. I've been wanting to tone down our blue walls in our living room and I think this is just the shade!

5 comments:

goooooood girl said...

i like your blog......

MattJ said...

unlike most blue things, blue eggs don't taste of blue. it's a fact. I eat blue eggs all the time, I think it's down to the fact that the egg itself isn't blue, merely the handy container in which it is carried to the hob.

All other blue foods taste of blue, a truth revealed to me by my friedn Hannah.

Jo said...

What, Matt, does blue taste like? Is it sweet, tart, bitter or salty? Is it rich or is it light?

MattJ said...

taste an unadulterated blueberry. that's what blue tastes like. Yummy, but with the faint suggestion that it may have gotten to close to some paint.

Olivia said...

Matt is silly, don't listen to him.

What a beautiful egg! It would be so neat to look at the newly repainted walls and have your own chicken to thank for that. :)