Saturday, March 28, 2009
Since my last post I have:
1) Completed my final day at method.*
2) Completed the first season of Mad Men on DVD.**
3) Completed my first scarf.***
*My last day was an easy one; mailed off my last packages, filled out some paperwork, hugged some friends, waved goodbye. It was a good way to spend the last five months and I feel lucky the timing worked out so well. Pretty sure I'll never work at such a lovely smelling place again.
**Enjoyable show, though unclear why the world is so utterly obsessed with Jon Hamm's handsomeness. He's not bad on the eyes, but have these people never seen Josh Holloway?!
***After many a start/mistake/restart cycle, I decided to take the plunge and start my first scarf. Unfortunately, once I got serious I also noticed my ball of yarn was...no longer a ball. It had somehow morphed into one giant, heinous, eleven dollar ball of hell. I tried my very best to untangle it, but after an hour or so I was close to giving up and cutting it apart.
But then! My knight in denim armor came to my rescue; Clay sat with that damn mess of yarn through many a TV program last night and this morning until the whole thing miraculously came undone. I paid him in kisses and perfectly-sliced-and-sugared grapefruits.
So! Then I got to work on a Combo Scarf. (Pictures below!) Overall, I'm very pleased with my first efforts because - I didn't totally eff up! And I'm a seriously spatially challenged person, so to figure this stuff out mostly solo is a big deal for me. I probably shouldn't have chosen a pattern with so many alternating parts for my first go (I completely lost track of which row I was on many times) and I really needed to use two balls of yarn instead of one (it's more of a neck warmer instead of a scarf) but I'm totally hooked!
(Would have been a punchier ending had I been crocheting.)