Friday, November 14, 2003
Scrumptious Scarf Downslide

I think I may be in Christmas gift hell. I'm in a rush with much to do. I leave tomorrow for my week in England. I am in need of 6 gifts. I have completed three scarves for said gifts and need to finish one hat and two more scarves. I have the hat on the needles and one scarf on the needles. I shall knit, knit and knit some more and hopefully finish in time. If not, the last scarf will not be made and I shall buy him a Gift Certificate for CD's. I have a back-up plan. The first three scarves are gorgous and made out of fun fur. Great fun!

I had a great in-person interview yesterday and am writing my thank you notes so that I can get the job! Please I need a job. I've been knitting way too much. After my interview, I paid a visit to the yarn store for a prize since I had such a great interview. I think I deserved it.

OK off to rush about before leaving for England tomorrow. If I don't post again, have a great week!
Monday, November 10, 2003
Counting Down

Only 5 little days left until I leave for England! Whee! I've been furiously knitting and finishing up Christmas gifts for my English friends. I only have 4 more scarves to make this week. ACCCCCKKKKK! I can do it though!

My ankle is feeling much better but I do spend most of the day with it elevated while knitting. The brusing is starting to change colors which is good since that means it's healing. I'm being extra careful this week so I can run around England without a worry.

The book isn't progressing. I've only written 750 words which is very short of the 50,000 needed. I'll be posting what I've written later today on the book blogsite if you want to check it out. (this is for you monica!) Just remember it's still a "shitty first draft" that I need to add more to!

Well I must go and research. I have a phone interview in about an hour and I'm getting nervous!

Thursday, November 06, 2003
Sprained with only 8 more days

Tuesday evening I went to my running group at Greenlake. We were doing our monthly two-mile time trial run around the track. Last week, I stumbled and fell at this same track so I promised myself that I wouldn't do it again. Well as luck would have it, my ankle gave out (for no apparent reason) and I fell again. This time though it was worse. My ankle hurt really badly and my knee was quite bloody. I managed to walk back to my car (about a mile away) just fine but have been icing my ankle since then.

On the bonus side, this does make for great knitting time since I can't exercise with my bum ankle!

I saw the Matrix last night. I was slightly disappointed but all in all it was a fine movie. Now I can't wait for Lord of the Rings! Over a month to go for that one.

On the job searching front, I got a call back! I took a writing test last week at an agency in the part of town I want to live. I heard back this morning that they want me to come in for an interview next week! Yea! Keeping our prayers alive.

Off to knit and rest my leg!

Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Chilly November

November has come in with a gust of chilly cold air and beautiful sunny days. It's almost a shame to stay inside but it's too darn cold to go out there! In honor of November, I've been working on a new scarf pattern out of Rowan Polar in Winter White. It's a checkerboard pattern which basically means you do four purls, four knits until you have 24 stitches. Then you do four rows of that before switching to four knits, four purls with 24 stitches. It's coming out lovely BUT (and of course there is a but), I didn't buy enough yarn to complete the scarf and am now on a huge Polar yarn hunt! Noone seems to have any in stock but one place did say they might have it in next week. Fingers crossed!

Congrats to Monica for her NY City Marathon race. It was a hot day for the runners but they pulled through with stamina and smiles on thier faces. Once again the Kenyans won but they are just such awesome runners, it would be a shame if they didn't.

I started the book last night and now really really admire all the others participating in the 5th Annual Novel in a Month Event.
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