Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Listen to the Yarn

Do y'all remember the "Listen to the Land" song at the Land pavillion at Epcot? (the one sponsored by Kraft and it had the boat ride through the experimental agriculture? There was a rotating restaurant, an animatronic caberet show featuring dancing vegetables, and, of course, a gigantic food court.) I'm so glad I ripped out that sweater back. Now it's mittens, a square hat, and a small section of garter stitch scarf. I think it looks delightful in it's current state, and it's pretty fun to knit too.

Looks like my sister will be having her baby soon. After her doctor's appointment this afternoon, her induction got moved up from Friday to today. I think it turned into one of those situations where the doctors say, "You know how we can fix this? By having the baby." The blankey is somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 way done. The baby, however, seems to be at about 99%. I'm thinking that the blanket will take 2-3 skeins of yarn to complete. At the 20 week ultrasound, there was some indication that the baby might have some health troubles, but it might be OK, but I think you never really know until the baby is on the outside, so we'll see.

My car was done early - I brought it in Monday morning to get the damage repaired, rented a car and all that chaos. Was expecting it to be done sometime Wednesday at the earliest maybe even Thursday, but got a call this afternoon that it was all done. So, dropped off the rental this afternoon, will pick up my car in the morning.

I'm really still tempted to pick up some new #2 needles at lunch on Friday so I can start another pair of socks with that Easter Egg yarn, but I'm trying to behave. Also, I've been spending some time thinking about some Arucania Nature Wool that I have marinating in my stash. I really want to get the blanket done and the garter stitch scarf and the scarf for my mom done, though. That would really bring my WIP down to a manageable number.

It's interesting to Google rides that used to be at the Magic Kingdom, such as If You Had Wings (sponsored by Eastern Airlines), Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (which I really didn't like as a little kid, but did enjoy as an adult. The train at the end scared the crap out of me, and it was just too jostly), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Mission to Mars, etc, etc, etc. There seem to be Wiki entries and fan sites for most of these.

1 comment:

krista said...

Wow, that blanket is beautiful. What a lucky baby!