Adidas Ruination

<p>I had alot of fun with yesterday’s meme – here’s the rundown.</p><p><a title="What Housework?" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=433&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://whathousework.typepad.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Jessie</a> accused me of snorting things and reminded me that I ruined Melissa’s best pair of Adidas, <a title="Mostly Self-Taught Knitter" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=434&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.k-knit.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Karen</a> says I have a princess complex, <a title="CraftyLilly’s Garden of Yarn and Beads" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=435&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://craftylilly.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Jennifer</a> pointed out that I’m a mooch (to the Queen, no less!), <a title="Lorenzo Knits" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=436&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://meshugamoo.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Laurie</a> says I’m a stalker, <a title="Chappy’s Mom" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=437&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://chappysmom.typepad.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Deb</a> reminded me of my love for the outdoors, <a title="Carole Knits" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=438&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://caroleknits.knitblog.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Carole</a> brought to my attention that Viking stoves are the best, <a title="Lynda" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=439&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://knittogether.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Lynda</a> done said I’m one of them si-reens and <a title="Amanda" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=440&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://mistressstashenhancer.blogspirit.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">my sister</a> let the world know of my generosity.</p><p>Interesting.</p><p>So on to the knitting! </p><p>About a month ago, somewhere in the neighborhood of mid-December, it was mentioned to me that there were certain members of our knitting group that would like to learn how to knit socks. The discussion continued and it came out that I know how to knit socks not only on dpns but on two circs and on one circ. This led to me offering to teach a sock-knitting class. Yeah, me. So on January 18th I’ll be standing in front of God-knows how many people ‘social issues’ and all showing them how to knit socks on one circ. God help us all.<img style="BORDER-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; BORDER-TOP: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; FLOAT: right; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; WIDTH: 196px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px; HEIGHT: 138px" src="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/knitting01-09-06100.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>In preparation for this event I have knit myself a leeetle itsy-bitsy sock (sorry so blurry), ripped it out, measured the yarn and now will be balling up leeetle itsy-bitsy balls of yarn to hand out at the class so everyone can have their own leeetle itsy-bitsy sock. Oh, I have to re-knit it, too so I have an example to show everyone. Isn’t it cuuuute?</p><p>I also received a new set of Addi Turbos in the 1.5mm size (which is halfway between a US 1 and 2) and have started a new Jaywalker in the LL Irving Park colorway. I’m hoping this’ll be it, this will be the perfect gauge, the perfect fit. I don’t want another disaster 7 inches in. I also finished one of the Jaywalkers in the Uptown colorway but, a la <a title="January One" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=441&amp;entry_id=101" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.januaryone.com’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Cara</a>, I am going to try to do a different color, then go back to the Uptown ones. That one is a little bit too loose but it’ll do. If these Addi’s are as magic as I think they’ll be I just might do the 2nd Uptown on these instead of the 2’s (that I also purchased – along with a crapload of other stuff that I didn’t really need…)</p><p>On the teen front, we gave <span title="My daughter (The Teen)" class="serendipity_glossaryMarkup">Dobby</span> a cell phone on Friday (I know. How dumb am I?). In my defense, she was going to the mall (that is 30 minutes from her father’s) in a car with a girl that JUST got permission to have other kids in the car with her. While she’s driving. A car. So I wanted Dobby to have some way of contacting us in case something truly horrible happened. Here’s how it went:</p><p>*in the car driving to her dad’s on Friday*</p><p>Me: We got you a cell phone for you to use IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. You can’t have it full-time until your grades are up like we talked about. It will live in my purse Monday through Friday afternoon.</p><p>Dobby: Is it in the car? Right now?</p><p>Me: You are also sharing our minutes so no marathon phone calls. You know how the cell thing works, right?</p><p>Dobby: Yes. Is it in the car?</p><p>(this is where my paralegal background kicks in, no I’m not proud of my method, but it works)</p><p>Me: I have an agreement for you to sign that states you will not use the phone for more than 20 min at a time, that I will have it from Mon. through Fri. and that you aren’t going to go all mad crazy and call the world within the first 10 minutes.</p><p>Dobby: Fine. Can I have it?</p><p>Me: Sign this first *car weaves just a little bit into the other lane as I reach for my purse that was flung into the far reaches of the back seat when SOMEONE got in and decided the purse wasn’t ‘essential’ and then did the flinging*. </p><p>*Dobby scribbles her name onto the bottom*</p><p>Dobby: Where is it?</p><p>Me: (really regretting this now) Here you go, it isn’t fully charged. You are going to need to get a car charger at the mall but DON’T spend more than $15.</p><p>Dobby: OK. LOOK I CAN TAKE YOUR PICTURE!! *giggle*</p><p>Me: You’re going to kill the battery.</p><p>*a cacophony of sounds comes from the phone* Dobby: These ringtones SUCK. Can I buy one?</p><p>Me: If you go online, it will cost us the house. NO.</p><p>*we arrive*</p><p>Dobby: Fine. Bye! Love you! See you Sunday!</p><p>I can’t help it, I see dollar signs dancing all around her legs as she runs into her father’s house. I call after her ‘NO TEXT MESSAGING!'</p><p>God help us.</p><p>So, I log onto the account Saturday night – about 24 hours after she gets the phone. She has already used 148 minutes. ONE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT. Unbelievable.</p><p>Even better – she bought herself a car charg
er.  For $32.</p><p />

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