Monday, July 20, 2009

Sun Gods

Wow Kids, what day is it?! I myself am not sure... I've just come off working 17 hours of overtime this weekend, 11 of which happened between 11pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday morning.

Long. Long. Weekend. And not of the good kind either. *sigh* I had high hopes of knitting a stitch or two in between testing the changes and other such delights, but no such luck. Funny what lack of sleep and headset pasted to your head can do to a person...

I don't handle lack of sleep well. Even though I had a snooze after the implementation yesterday morning, I still feel blah. And as though I've been hit over the head with a stupid stick. Oh well... I guess work does keep me in yarn... And other necessities like food and lodging. Heh.

The guys kept me company. A bit thrown off their schedules, but there nonetheless.

Mae would pop her head in the room once in a while, to make sure I remembered she existed. She was the only one who decided that while it was nice Mom was up and all, she'd be fine in her comfy spot, thank you very much.


"It's not that I'm indifferent to fatigue. I just don't get why anyone would resist it."

You know, that old... whatever it is... she's resting on? Destined for the garbage once the strike is over. I put it there temporarily while I wait out the garbage strike. Meanwhile, she's grown attached to it...
The boys of course, stuck to me like white on rice. They thought it was awfully cool that I would speak into this funny neat-o toy attached to my head. They tried to talk into it a few times too, at least so they could see what the big deal was all about. When they decided it was kind of lame, they tried to chomp on the microphone. OK. Only Gandalf did. Duh.

Today, all is (somewhat) back to normal...

They lounge in the sun...

"I love being me."


"I love being me too!"


Gandalf also posed for pictures. And he was kind enough to sit still.






"Oooo, for me?! Nice! I really like it! Might be a bit big though... Just sayin'."



I had hoped that I would have had the steeks cut, and the arm and V-neck bands completed and a finished Windsor Waistcoat to show off...but. As you can see.

(I really must be tired, I suddenly had a vision of Gandalf in a dapper Fair Isle vest! Hee hee...)


Nevertheless - the body is done, shoulders are grafted, and what the hell, I may even cut open the v-neck tonight. Maybe. I'm still a little tired... *yawn*.

I know it's summer, but so far, I haven't had much of a chance to enjoy it. This weekend - I really want to get out on my bike and ENJOY some of it. Provided the weather holds up. Although you know? Unless it rains, I'll probably got out for a ride anyway.


Well, the worst of this mega-huge honkin' project at work is over, just some clean-up stuff left to do. And it's history! I just hope I won't be too tired from it all to savour the end of it.

Have a WONDERFUL week everyone!



"You listening?? Have a good week, dammit!"

10 comments:

Chris said...

Um, yeah, I'm thinking it'd be a good idea to WAIT until you're less exhausted to steek. Just sayin'...

Carrie K said...

I'm with Chris. Get a good nights sleep - or two or three - before you steek it.

Being up late totally throws me off. Being up all night working??? Gah. Gah. Gah.

Rest!

Sonya said...

Too much overtime! Definitely sleep before steeking. Glad to know the boys were helpful. I wouldn't expect anything less.

miyamojo said...

WW looks great! Good thing the boys were around to keep you awake. Have a fun bike ride! Geez, they're still on strike?! ugh!

knitseashore said...

I hope the steeks went OK if you have done them now -- the boys will be a big help with that too!

Re: Mae's little quilt bed: just go with it. I have two cardboard boxes with old towels, in two separate rooms. They're part of the furniture now...

Michelle said...

ahh ~ sunshine :) It looks as if you are right at home in your new apartment! So open and airy ~ it is lovely.

Traceyleezle said...

Yes sir! I will have a good week! Hope you get rested up and knitting again real soon.

Lorraine said...

Brigitte- Is that a washing machine?

Scheherazaad said...

I hope that you hvae had a chance to catch up on your sleep. Definitely wait until you ar wel rested before you steek. Swatch instead.

carolyninalaska said...

Hope you got some fun down time... just too much work!
Windsor is looking wonderful... I must resist starting mine until I finish the rest of those pesky WIPS.