21. Crack is Whack

Crack

It's blurry, but it's my new BlackBerry Storm.  We won't discuss what time I got out of bed to get in line for this sucker, but now it's time to see what the whole CrackBerry craze is all about.  I'm either going to become completely addicted or not care one way or the other.  I think we all know the way I'll end up going…

I'm watching "Love Actually" for the second time in a row.  Thank you, Bravo!  D@mn you, edited for television!  Yes, I own it on DVD.

In other New Stuff news this week, my Malabrigo sock yarnwas waiting for me when I went back to the office yesterday.

Brigo

The cranberry shade is the Tiziano Red and the brown colorway is Chocolate Amargo.  I thought about using the two shades together to make the Tapestry Cowl I've been coveting, but I think I'll use it for socks first, and then order more if I like it.  I'm also thinking I may need two yarns with a higher degree of contrast.  It definitely passes the squish test though.  I can't wait to try it out.  Any pattern suggestions?  I was thinking maybe Eunny's Bayerische socks (Rav link).

Since my second Primavera sock has gone MIA  - I suspect it ran off to join Cirque du Soleil - I cast on for another project that I won't finish for several months.

Psycho

As you can tell, I've made a great deal of progress on the yoke of Francis Revisited (Rav link).  Of couse, I can't think of the name Francis without thinking of Psycho from "Stripes", so – predictably – this sweater will be codenamed Psycho.  I'm not 100% committed to this pattern yet though (get it?  psycho?  committed?).   I'm using the Brooks Farm Four Play that I originally purchased for the Hourglasss sweater, and I may frog it and switch off.  Either way, I love the yarn and really like the colorway.

I pushed back my return to Ohio by a couple of days as I'm fighting off the sniffles.  Mama Knascar is making baby steps of progress in the right direction, but she's still in the cardiac ICU where they can keep a close eye on her.  At last update, she was eating solid food and in decent spirits, although she's still not entirely herself mentally, which is scary in a different way.  We'll see if she recognizes me when I get home.

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3 thoughts on “21. Crack is Whack

  1. mai says:

    oh i was watching love actually last night on tv too! and oh yes, i cried as i always do when i watch it.
    that freaking sock yarn is beautiful. i covet. and i think you should go with socks and hold off on the cowl for later!
    feel better soon so you can get back to OH.

  2. Kim says:

    Continued best thoughts to Mama Knascar.
    “Love Actually” is a positive jewel.
    I’m a Blackberry Storm fan only because John Krasinski is doing the commercials.

  3. Amy says:

    Must watch Love Actually soon. One of my very favorite movies and I was just talking to someone about it today. Hmmm…

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