Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Guh

So, maybe I was wrong when I said I was going to knit for myself again. It hasn't happened. I did make gloves for Tim (Marksman's dad) in time for his birthday on the 3rd. And then I found out that Bubbles had her baby, and his name is Tristan, so I'm most of the way through a green and grey Surprise Jacket for him. And there's also some secret knitting, too. Of course. It's more fn that way. Maybe when I find my camera cable (it was rounded up in the Great Living Space Cleanup a couple weeks ago) I will post mystery knitting pictures and leave it to y'all to guess what it is. And I found a scarf project that I started about 6 months ago and then put down... From Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but I can't remember what the name of it is. It's wavy, and made of Kauni EQ, and I'm going to work on it until I get bored, and then (for once!) block it properly just to see what happens. Maybe I will see if I can borrow some of Jemmy's floor tile-things to do so. She has those puzzle-square foam things. So all I'd need is pins.

However, I am currently at a loss for a Mindless Stress-relieving Knitting project. I want something fast that I do not have to think very hard about. Because my (stupid, gorram) van once again needs to go into the shop. It still runs, thank A'Tuin, but we're not sure how long it will continue to do so. Because the bleeder valve on the tank (the van runs on propane) is sticky. We didn't think this was a problem until yesterday, when the attendant at the gas station wasn't able to close it right away when the tank was full. So it spewed propane all over the place, and then the valve froze open, and he had to thaw it with hot water and... Basically we're not allowed to get gas at Superstore (which is on the way to/from work) anymore. So it needs to be fixed. And we aren't driving so that we know we will have enough gas to get to the garage when we have a chance to do so. I do not need this right now. Like, at all. Because it means that we need to take the bus to work tomorrow. It's an hour and a half on the bus.
It's only an hour driving. Plus, when we drive, we have all our tools, and all the random things we didn't expect to need for the day, and... You know how it goes. Why can't things just work? (This is only the most recent in things not going particularly smoothly, but it's the most frustrating right now. I won't regale you with the rest.)

1 comment:

jemmyface said...

You can definitely borrow those puzzle piece floor things! We've got two we don't currently use so you know it won't have stinky Alton feet all over it. ;)