Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Mama don't let your babies grow up to be...Systems Analysts...

Yeah, 'cause then they're up all night working on techie projects and missing out on fun stuff at Lettuce Knit. (Rachel H.? Honey? Um, well, the VPN imploded on me at home, so I ended up having to come in to the office. Oh, and trying to nap at 7:30pm. Now that I think about it I should have hopped on the streetcar and gone anyway...)

*sigh* I keep telling myself that my day job pays for my knitting... Right? Right?

Knitsters, it's 11:55pm on Wednesday, and I'm at my desk at work, waiting for the signal from techie, geeky people (really nice ones though!) to start my own equally techie, geeky stuff. I have food, magazines, my current sock project, and HF Diva. Oh, and I forgot my camera. Dammit! I was going to post some lovely, artsy pictures of Diva reclining on my filing cabinet...so much for that.

I'm still working on the left collar of Diva. Yes. The left side. Hello, have you met Hanne Falkenberg? She'll chew you up, spit you out, then pick you up, clean you off and brush your hair, then kick you in the ass again. And yet, you keep going back for more. I keep looking at the collar, marvelling at how she can calculate the right amount of "regular" rows (of which there are laughably few in this design), short rows and decreases and turn it into a graceful arc of a shawl collar. That's how she does it! She sucks you in with the pretty pictures, and then you CAN'T turn away! It's like smack! One hit and you're hooked!

And then there's the right side! Yippee! I think I'll work on an arm next.

You know, at this point if Diva turns out NOT to fit me - I'll make her fit me. Believe me.

Ophelia and I had a bit of a falling out on the weekend. She somehow messed up one of her repeats, and didn't let me know! The nerve! So, we'll be duplicate stitching half a row. I didn't affect the rest of the pattern, as I picked up on it on the next round, and knit it "properly". Just makes the whole repeat look kinda funky... I'll show you next post what I mean.

Right, I'm off to the vending machine for some Mountain Dew Energy. This tea is wimpy...










Good night Knitsters!

4 comments:

Carrie K said...

But what could be more fun to do at midnight? Tell me you weren't there long enough to finish the left side.

Hanne Falkenberg's designs are on my list to do. But which one?

Oh, Ophelia. She's a bit spacy, you know.

Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Hey Brigitte- My husband is a "techie", say no more. But what fun you can have at your job- and the first priority is being able to pay for your hobby/obsession/passion. Can't wait to see photos of your WIP's.

Cynthia said...

been there, done that midnight thang... hang in there!

Can't wait to see some Diva pictures.

Chris said...

Oh, no, you missed the Harlot's birthday party for crappy work stuff? Poop.

I'm a systems analyst, too...

*insert eerie music*