Wednesday, June 27, 2007

This is for sister Laura, whom I sensed somehow doubted Alan Rickman's empirical sexiness.

Circumstances prevented me from attending the Phillies Stitch N Pitch game last night, but I did manage to catch a few innings on tv. They walloped the Reds. In the 6th inning, they did a little feature in the announcers' booth about the SnP. Garry Matthews and Chris Wheeler held up the handknit scarf and needlepointed ball and made some innocuous remarks about the event. And I thought, oooh, how great - they're talking about it! And then Chris Wheeler said, summing up, "Yep, there's a whole lot of MACRAME-ING [my emphasis] going on in the stands tonight." GROAN. Oh well. They ended up selling about 1400 tickets total, which was great.

And now, back to knitting. I'm still slogging through the Momogus Knits Basic Baby Blanket, checkerboard version. It's at 23", heading (I assume) inexorably toward 36". I am at that stage where I measure the blanket, and it is 23" long. Then I knit on it nonstop for four or five days, and then measure it expecting to be nearly done. And it is 23" long. All knitters know this Twilight Zone of Measuring. Sometimes you measure after a couple of days and it is shorter than it was before. What gives?

I read other blogs and see the gorgeous, amazing projects going on out there, and I feel bad. Oh how I wish I could give you some beautiful yarn porn to gaze at! But alas, no. I promise someday soon I will hurl myself into some fabulous and fascinating new projects that will thrill and amaze you. But for now, you'll just have to bear with my musings on Harry Potter and the never-ending blanket.


Blogger Liz K. said...

Thanks for all your help organizing the Stitch and Pitch event -- it was a ton of fun, and not just because the Phils walloped the Reds.

My husband caught the Macrame reference as well. It reminds me of the time I made some of those flower washcloths for my son's teacher, and the note I received thanked me for the doilies.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the colorful look of the last couple of posts, it looks like someone is learning some html coding...

4:49 AM  
Blogger diana said...

Liz K - I'm glad you got to go to the game; I talked to some customers at the store and they said they had a blast, even though it was just a SHMEENSY bit hot to knit. (And, even though I laughed out loud when I read it, I totally empathize with you about your "doily" incident!)

EPP - I wish! Actually it's just posting in fancy-pants Firefox rather than my antiquated version of Safari. Hey, are you getting one of those iphones???

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Jobs is giving every Apple employee a $600 iPhone. we are all stoked to say the least. but we don't get ours until end of July.

Your Mayor seems to have plenty of time on his hands too....

Happy iPhone Day!

ps some folks are calling it the Jesus phone but WWJD today?

1:26 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Yes, that is a very attractive photo of Alan Rickman. When was it taken? Like, 1990? It seems like he's a LOT younger there than in the Snape photo.

Hey, Eric, I saw the coverage of Mayor Street waiting on line since 3:30 this morning (!?!?!) for his iPhone. Sigh. Could he act a little less lame duck? He was so excited to be third in line! Can't he have an intern wait in line for him? He is an inspiring leader, isn't he?

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


the mayor was asked why he didn't have someone to do this for him and i thought he sounded very down to earth.

there are reports that bosses in NYC are asking their underlings to get in line for them.

"Cher, another celebrity client of Liz Rosenberg, "is longing to buy one."

"I haven't been successful in getting one for her," the publicist said, adding that she might have to stand in line for Cher or find a fan to do so. "Doesn't winning Oscars, Grammys and Emmys entitle her to move to the front of the line?""

any Cher fans out there with some free time today?

5:19 PM  

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