Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It was bound to happen eventually.

As I was fiddling around on Ravelry today, I came across a shawl that looks suspiciously like the feather and fan shawl I'm "designing".

I opened the pattern and sure enough... it's basically the same - with a minor variance on stitch direction - I'm not as original as I thought.

There are only so many stitch patterns out there, so I guess there's bound to be duplication. Especially with a pattern as common as feather and fan. Oh well, I guess it saves me having to write out a pattern.

I have made absolutely zero progress on it. Yesterday was another total write off. After work I slid over to mom's to pay back some moolah I borrowed (First National Bank of Mom rocks!) and ended up staying for dinner - and Jeopardy.

By the time I got home, it was almost 8:30 and the house needed a good clean before Dave moseyed on in, then I made his dinner, and our lunches for work. Then it was bath time - after I was all squeaky clean, I looked at the clock and it was 11:30 so off to bed I went.

But tonight - tonight I'm going to knit something. It might not be the shawl, it may be a sock or a crackghan square or SOMETHING. Yarn is getting wrapped around a needle TONIGHT! (Provided of course the first spring thunderstorm doesn't knock out the power - I hate knitting by candlelight)

Man, I don't think I like this full-time work gig... anybody want to pay me $40,000 a year to knit for myself? No? Okay, I'll go scratch my lottery tickets and see if I have any luck there...
... in the mean time, enjoy this pic I call "Tux on the lawn"

9 comments:

Rhonda said...

He looks very happy outside.

lexa said...

I have that kinda bank, too. :)

Kiki said...

Tux is king of the outside! Glad neither he nor Rocky made good their escape over the weekend! I'm sure your shawl is gorgeous, don't give up knitting it! Love the socks, they look very smooshy!

Lee said...

he is enjoying the high life.

TheBlackSheep said...

If you find that work-free (or even work-less, pay full time) gig, let me know, will ya? I've been lookin for something like that for ages. The lottery doesn't like me either.

Tux looks comfy out there.

Not ready for handspun said...

Ah yes, *EAT SLEEP WORK*, repeat ** to end of week. I'm checking my lottery tickets too!

Monika said...

Tux seems to enjoy the outdoors!
I hope you are still enjoying knitting this shawl though.

Samantha said...

Full time jobs suck! I'm still not sure if I actually want to go back part time ...

vicki said...

Love your knitting and love your kitties! Cheer up - you will make it your own anyway! Good luck with your project.

I do so love your blog!

Vicki