Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Oops - did I say "Discipline, thy name is Diana"? What I meant was, "DISTRACTION, thy name is Diana"!!! So, yes, I finished the body of the Orca Mitten and yes, I finished the sleeves of the BCP. Does that mean I actually finished the Orca Mitten and the BCP, so that it was okay to move on to new projects? Sadly no.

We have a joke at work that I am easily distracted. Mary, the owner of the Tangled Web, often will find me paused in the middle of the store with a pensive expression on my face. This means Diana has forgotten what she was doing. So she will say, gently, "Diana, did you forget what you were doing?" Sometimes this is enough to snap me back to reality and I will remember what I was doing. More often I cannot remember and start something else and an hour later find the sock I was in the middle of casting on or the bag of yarn I was pricing.

Something else that will easily distract me and fill me with childlike delight is shiny credit cards (alas, not my own). American Express makes translucent cards with a shiny blue holograph in the middle and Target Visas have shiny red and silver circles on them. If I am handed one of these by a customer, I will actually squeal with delight and wave it at Annie, the manager, exclaiming about "how cool" it is and "how shiny", while the customer gets a bemused expression on her face.

So ANYWAY, I got distracted by a shiny object. Please go here and see what it was. Please come back after you look at it. I'll wait......

Are you back? HOW COOL IS THAT??? I have "Handknit Holidays", but as always it took seeing someone else making something to make me want to make it. Plus she posted it on my birthday! It's kismet, I say! So after a vigorous teeth cleaning at the dentist today, I thought I would just wander over to Michael's and see if maybe there was something there that would maybe be interesting. Oh, I don't know...... like THIS:

See, I got a clear votive and a frosted one and a white candle and a red one - so I can experiment! I love experimenting! And some beads and some wire and some aluminum needles. I smell Christmas presents!!! These aren't the knitted hugs, because a wire hug wouldn't exactly be comforting, but they will be presents for somebody!

I also started a Christmas present for Somebody Who Reads The Blog, so I cannot show it. This makes me sad, since it is turning out way cool. I will faithfully document and reveal after the holidays.

Phillies lost an important game last night, so I could finally take our American flag down and put this up:

I had to leave the other flag up until the Phillies lost, so I wouldn't jinx them. I had taken down the Phillies flag and put up the American flag the last time they lost. I am caught in a web of magical thinking. I don't exactly think that my juggling of the flags makes them win or lose, but I'm not completely sure that it does not.


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Check out the Thirsty Bridegroom. You WON'T be disappointed!

Um, I'm a little scared of all the beads and wires. That is some project.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Inspired, thy name is Cathy. How DO you do it all?? So many projects, so little time. I am having a JAGUNDA yard sale so that I can rid my house of useless clutter. I will then take my profits and buy MORE clutter!!! (or beads to make fantastic stuff....all kinds of stuff!)

10:25 AM  
Blogger diana said...

Well, you see, NB, if you're really distracted you don't notice how many projects you've got going because your concentration span is only 10 seconds long.

You know what would be distracting?? THE MIGHTY FRO's going on chez YOU!!! I would just follow those guys around in awe and not get anything done. I'm going to link to RTTB in my next post to share the glory.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

How can something from someone named "Grumperina" NOT be fabulous!?! NB, I believe that is simply the "circle of life." And I live by it. I have a yard sale to sell all of my hoarded office supplies so that I can take the money and get new office supplies! That might be too much information. I scared myself. LOVED the pics.

7:41 PM  
Blogger diana said...

My name is Diana, and I LOVE office supplies! I worked as an office manager once and I was in charge of ordering office supplies and I could order anything I wanted and it was the best thing in the whole wide world.

9:32 PM  
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I’ll definitely be updating the blog with any news on the outcome.

9:47 AM  

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