Thursday, November 03, 2005

hat; whine

110 stitches, 3x2 ribbing, and a bit of stockinette:


It's the hat for A., as I left it on the couch before bed last night. A square, a circle, and a DPN skewered in the middle. Artistic?

I love Eco Wool to death. I especially love it knit at a much tighter gauge than the band says. Eco Wool at 5.5 stitches per inch is heaven. I may have to make a hat for myself, too.

I've been whiney this week. I'm going to whine some more. I never, ever win anything. I had a chance to win prizes in 2 contests, and didn't win either. Now, I would have participated anyway. Both were for small online communities that were trying to increase member participation, and my contributions to both groups were useful and interesting. I hope. But still, money is really tight, the winter doldrums are setting in, and I really wanted the random number generators to be on my side for at least one of the contests. Bah. I'll take the fact that I never win anything as a sign that one day I will win the Powerball jackpot, even though I don't play the lottery. All that not winning stuff throughout my life has got to catch up to me eventually, right?

(Let's ignore the fact that I'm fortunate enough to have been born where I was, when I was, to have a roof over my head, etc. etc. etc. I sure won out on the life lottery by being a female born in the United States in 1977 instead of a female born, well, almost any time in the past, almost anywhere. But I want to pout today, so I will.)

I don't anticipate any thrilling updates tomorrow, unfortunately. I may or may not finish the hat, and I definitely won't finish Samus. But that means there will probably be two finished projects to show off on Monday. Woohoo! And you guys know it's just a matter of time before I break down and cast on for something fair isle (swatch? socks?) soon, so excitement is not far away.


Blogger The Chef said...

I know one of the contests you were talking about - I was sure you were going to win! In fact, one of the reasons I didn't post a review at the last minute was, besides sheer laziness, I didn't want to mess with your chances since you had contributed several thoughtful reviews. Oh well.

11/03/2005 9:51 AM  
Blogger Jessimuhka said...

I'm sorry you didn't win too. I think you deserved to win, since your reviews were really well thought out. If you want to email me your address, I'll send you a consolation prize.

11/03/2005 12:56 PM  

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