I must have a chronic illness.


  • Knitting once a week, halfheartedly, at knit night.
  • Absolutely no desire to buy yarn, in person or online.
  • No pressing need to order knitting books from amazon.
  • Appalling lack of cruising ebay for cheap Alice Starmore books or yarn.
  • 4 projects on the needles, and forecast for those projects to remain in current state indefinitely. SEE:

    I took that picture two weeks ago and the only change is that the sock is half an inch longer. Whopee!!!

It must be because:
  • It's summer. Freakin frackin hot.
  • I'm working 8-5 again and am really tired when I get home.
  • Wedding planning/brainstorming is taking a lot of energy.
  • It's HOT.
  • My Main Knitting Buddy is about to move across the country, and I'm going to miss her!
  • HOT. HOT. HOT.


What I Did on WWKIP Day

I did have my knitting with me on World Wide Knit In Public Day, but I didn't knit a stitch. In fact, the only time I spent with my Koigu was posing for this:

Because I spent the rest of the day doing this:

Yes, I learned how to golf this weekend (note the most excellent extremely vintage golf bag on the left- lent to me courtesy of a colleague at work.) I must admit that I was not thrilled with the prospect of having to play in a firm golf tournament, especially since I had never held a golf club before Wednesday night (panic-induced practice session) and I'm not keen on embarrassing myself in front of people I'm trying to impress. Nevertheless, I had a BLAST golfing on Saturday. I played reasonably well given my complete lack of exposure (we used 2 of my drives, 2 of my putts, and a chip shot in this best ball tournament), got to spend the day with three great attorneys from my firm, and it was a textbook gorgeous New Mexico day.

All in all, a very enjoyable way to pass a summer afternoon.


Ahh, the good old days

Just got news today that the last company I worked for in Austin went belly up. The investors finally pulled the plug on this technology startup company that never, in the seven years of its existence, had a product to sell. I'm shocked and appalled that it took this long, frankly.

This also makes it official: every company I worked for in Austin is now extinct. Granted, I arrived right as the dotcom bubble burst, and I worked for some really bad companies (did I ever tell you about the one where the owner's one client was his wife's company, and he had an affair with her secretary, and the bookkeeper was embezzling funds so that all our paychecks bounced, and speaking of bouncing all my coworkers were bouncers from a bar in Corpus Christi that the owner frequented while cheating on his wife? Good times.)

This company could have had a chance- but a biiiig ego CEO and a bad market combine for bad results. I'm grateful for my time there- learned a lot and met some fabulous people-but I'm sorry the whole exercise turned out to be such a colossal waste of money.


New job

Started a new job this week, with the law firm with a sense of humor that knows about the knit blog. The blog came up several times on my first day (hi guys!) and... well, I won't be talking much about work.

Except that I'm expecting to have a great summer!

Knitting was accomplished while I was out of town, but there has been no time to post. Soon. Promise.