Wednesday, September 14, 2011

yipes! stripes!

I'm obsessed with stripes lately. The obsession started with these colorful stripes and continued with the yellow-striped hat I made for my husband. Now I've got this red and dark gray hat (a gift) on the needles, and I can't help thinking of how fun it would be to have my own striped hat to wear this winter.

I need stripes right now. They make me feel like I'm really making progress on something, which helps me as I anxiously await some news on a possible new house. Yes, we found a house that we LOVE, but we've been in  negotiations the past few days and the waiting is driving me a little batty. So, I knit stripes. All that anxious energy has to go somewhere!

Speaking of anxious energy...This morning I was knitting so feverishly on the bus that I almost missed my stop. Luckily, I looked up just in time and scrambled out to the street. In my hurry I shoved my yarn and needles into my purse. Well, when I arrived at work I unpacked my bag and found a peanut butter and jelly sandwich impaled on a knitting needle. The needle went all the way through the sandwich and out the other side!

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It was great hearing from so many of you last week about how you deal with a boring book. I took your advice and picked up something more exciting (to me): If on a winter's night a traveler. This novel is completely unlike anything I've ever read, and I have no idea where it is going to take me. It continuously calls attention to the act of reading and the reader's interaction with the text.  Each chapter is part of a different novel, and each builds suspense and then breaks off before anything is resolved. I really like books that ask me to put the pieces together and give me plenty of moments to wonder what in the world is going on. This book is full of those moments!
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I'm yarning along today with Ginny. Be sure to check out all the other great yarns this week.


  1. That book sounds really interesting, might have to check it out!
    Loved the impaled lunch story! Made me smile

  2. It's so awesome that you found a house! I hope it all works out for you guys! I know house hunting can seem torturous, but it will be well worth it once you're settled in and knitting along :) Let us know how it all works out--and post pics once you get it ;-)

  3. Keeping my fingers crossed for the house! Hope it all works out!
    (And your knitting needle sandwich gave me a good chuckle!)

  4. I hope to hear good news about that house soon! You've got to be having anxiety attacks every time the phone rings! PB&J shish-kabobs. Yum.

  5. hope it's good news about the house!

  6. Hi Allison
    Nice to meet you, thanks for commenting on my give away...Guess what? You have WON! Hooorraaaayy..pop over to my blog and see xox

  7. I love that book - it's so different from others. Hope you've enjoyed it!


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