Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Today's Forecast: Rainy, Leaky and Congested

Ugh. I'm STILL sick! This is getting annoying. Tomorrow I'm returning to work regardless of whether I'm feeling better or not. New York is not like Seattle, work-wise. While I have terrifically sweet and understanding coworkers, they are still workaholics. I feel like a freak being out three days in a row. Anyway, I do think the worst is over. Last night my sinuses cleared all of the sudden, and the nasal drip (TMI- sorry!) is history. Hooray!

Yesterday, desperate to work on something other than Jeremy's black stockinette sweater, I finally broke out my Stupid Sock Creatures, some socks, and scissors. I got as far as what's pictured below. I don't have any cheap fiber fill, and so I started stuffing my stupid creature with Beaverslide Merino roving. Halfway through the stuffing, I thought maybe I'd better hold off until I just get the fiber fill. It was taking a lot of merino to stuff this guy!

That's another project abandoned halfway through. I'm feeling very frustrated with myself, getting so discouraged in the middle of a project. I was trying to be good by focusing exclusively on Jeremy's sweater, but it was bo-ring!

Today, I decided to cast on for my Mom's Forecast. This is something I've needed to do ever since promising Mom one of her own over Christmas. Since my visit to Portland is coming up soon (end of May), I NEEDED to get started. Now I have another project option, and I don't have to feel guilty about ignoring the Black Stockinette Monster for a day or two. I really enjoyed this project last time, and I'm really looking forward to knitting it again. You can read more about it at the KAL.

I'm so happy that we're finally getting a decent amount of rainfall here in Brooklyn! I've really been missing the solid days of gorgeous, clean rain that we get in the northwest. It's supposed to stop raining after today, but at least today's dose has helped quench my thirst.

Unfortunately, my roof also soaked up the rain quite literally. Ugh, again. This is part of the inconvenience of living in an old building that had previously been neglected. You can see in the picture below that the spot had leaked before, and someone made a half-assed attempt to patch it up with goopy plaster. It's now crumbling a bit, and dropping in dime-sized chunks on the ground. Luckily, the new owners of my building intend to turn this building around, and have even registered it with the Brooklyn historic register, so this'll get taken care of.

In other news, I'm still waiting for Lil' MC to arrive. Rumor has it that he should join us in this world ANY DAY. I can't wait much longer, little man! Get here! My sister's doing well, though, handling all the anxious waiting and false starts with grace. She's going to be a fantastic mom.

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