Remember the sirens I heard yesterday during the lightning storm? This was shortly afterwards - it's the building next to mine. A big chunk of concrete wound up on the sidewalk - thankfully nobody was underneath at the time!
Well, it looks like my blatant begging for votes worked, because I came in second in the Amazing Lace poetry challenge! Thanks, everyone who voted! And please go check out Carole's hilarious winning limerick.
Anyway, sorry for my brief disappearance. Work has been, well......let's just say, be careful what you wish for.
No photos right now, but I got past the boredom of the Sitcom Chic sleeves, and now it's starting to look more like an actual garment. Icarus is coming along sloooowly. As the rows get longer, it becomes less and less a project I can pick up for a minute here and there.
I have a couple of things in the planning stages - the Sweet Pea shawl from Happy Hooker, and a quilt!
Yikes. We're having a crazy thunder & lightning storm right now. There was a huge flash a few minutes ago that probably hit a couple of blocks away and now I hear sirens. That can't be good.
Wow! I've been really kind of whiny and mopey lately and figured I'd spare you from all that stuff. My knitting is boring, my job is boring, this weather is reeeaaaally boring, I have absolutely lost the ability to focus on a task for more that five minutes. I'm just.....cranky.
But now I have something to live for!
I am a finalist in the Amazing Lace Challenge #3 - my silly little poem below, which was written with the generous assistance of my good friend Corona with lime. (I'm not actually anywhere near the bind off on Icarus - this is more of an expression of the dread I feel when I contemplate that moment.)
So go over to the Amazing Lace site, read all the awesome poetry that's been nominated, and vote for the one you like the best.
You know which one you like best, right? RIGHT?
*Anyone else remember the brilliant Tanner 88? God, I love Robert Altman.