"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

technophobic... ??

It's not that I am scared of technology, more that technology hates me. My router/modem kicked MY computer off the network this past weekend, and since my landlady was on vacay, i couldn't reset it until she got back. Very frustrating.

But, I bought this to help keep my space better organized. I was so excited about it, that I was inspired to clean my desk. The home office/desk area is never a very clean place, b/c as mail comes in, school papers, etc etc, they just get piled in the "to be filed at some point" piles.


after many hours (including some hours that were spent re-reading books), I had this:

I would like to have my apt clean and tidy before school starts so I can feel as if I'm starting on the right foot. I ended up with a big bag of trash, and a big box of wastepaper to recycle.

Here are some pics of my trip out to San Fran.

Alcatraz from San Francisco. We took a boat tour too, but stupid me didn't charge my camera. It's a very daunting sight, and thinking about the history of the island makes me feel quite solemn.

The requisite picture of Lombard St. It's a CRAZY street, very whimsical. I walked down the side, and that was bad enough. I shudder to think of how many brake pads are ruined by driving down this steep and windy road.

On Monday, the group went on a winery tour. We stopped at a couple places for touristy things too, one of which was Muir Woods. A beautiful park, where you feel very very small.

Another pic of Muir woods, but with people for size reference.

Onto knitting content.
Here's a pic of the progress on the baby surplice jacket by EZ. I'm almost to the point where maybe I can puzzle out how this pattern works. This project is the one that caused my injury b/c it's knit so tightly.

I really think this yarn was meant to be baby stuffs. What was I thinking?

Here, I need your advice.

What do you think? I had 4 skeins of this shade of cotton ease in my stash. Of course, I didn't look at dyelots BEFORE I dived in. And OF COURSE, the ONE skein I randomly pick, is the ONE skein that's not matching in dyelot. GAH!! Is it horrible? Should I rip it out and scour the internets for a matching skein?

"must. touch. the. mommy."

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Anonymous Rebekah said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures, I loved the redwood trees. One of these days I'm going to make it to San Francisco, I msut see the parrots on telegraph hill.

8/29/07, 1:54 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I think you'll be fine with the little white section...it looks cute. Is there really a noticeable difference? I think I used 2 different dyelots in the Crumpets dress that I made. I'm sure that the baby won't notice:)

8/29/07, 2:23 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

Damn, you did a great clean up job! My place usually looks like your "Before" picture. I love my piles, what can I say.

8/29/07, 2:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Did you go to Artfibers? I have heard so much about them. I love San Francisco.

8/29/07, 4:59 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Um, I can't really tell a difference in the color... That charging station is really cool! Isn't it weird what will trigger an organizational event?? I wish I had more of them. LOVE the Lombard Street and "touch the mommy" pictures!

8/29/07, 7:01 PM  
Blogger Terby said...

It took me a while to see where the non-matching color was. (It's after the white, stripe, right?) I think the cuteness factor will overcome any minor color differences here.

Vacations are good. I never made it to Muir Woods, despite living only a few hours away. Pretty area.

8/30/07, 5:50 AM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Some beautiful pictures you posted. I hope you had a good time there.

I agree the yarn you are using is great for a baby too.

Erm, I can see the difference between the two dyelots. It's up to you if you want to continue to use it.

8/30/07, 9:58 AM  
Blogger Psyched2Knit said...

Love the pictures from your trip! I was in Denver. I LOVED it. The people are SO nice (John and I didn't know how to respond!) I'm impressed by the clean up - when can you come over here!! I've also had dye lot issues - they suck!! Hope to see you soon.

8/30/07, 11:24 AM  
Blogger StarSpry said...

Great job on the clean-up! Love the pictures of San Francisco and the kitty :)

8/31/07, 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Love the Must. Touch. The. Mommy pic! So cute.

Nice SF pictures too! Heh. Try driving Lombard in an RV, or better yet, a Chevette w/bad brakes. But one must amuse the visitors......

(I owe Rebekah wild parrot pix! I keep forgetting. Not this weekend though. The Bay Bridge is closed)

I can't see any color difference. It's very cute.

8/31/07, 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Bookish Wendy said...

I am jealous. That little Pottery Barn thingie is too cute!!

Is that an Ikea desk?

9/12/07, 10:37 AM  

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