Thursday, February 16, 2006
I'm finally getting somewhere with this hat--thanks to Rosemary, who suggested a little knitting in public last night. If I hadn't left the house, I probably would have found some chores to do instead of working on the Olympics--I am such a procrastinator, I even procrastinate when it comes to things I want to do. Instead, we hung out at Will's Coffee Shop on 43rd and N. May, which turned out to be a pretty cool little place with good cafe mochas. It used to be Will Rogers Theater, but has now been split into the stage area and a small coffee bar with a few booths and tables with cushy chairs. I saw Hum in concert there in 1996, but hadn't been back since it was turned into a coffee shop. It brought back some memories. Like the one of how my mom had forbidden me to go to that concert because only one friend and I were going. She thought it wouldn't be safe. So I lied and told her that another friend was going too. Unfortunately, before I could tell Sonia to cover for me, my mom saw her in Wal-Mart and asked her how she had enjoyed the concert. You can imagine how the shit hit the fan after that. It was a good concert, though, and was worth the subsequent grounding (though not how bad my mom felt about being lied to--sorry, Mom!).
While at Will's, I was able to finish up the ribbing on Hatmione and start the pattern/chart section. And I made a great discovery: cabling is fun! I am now addicted to this pattern and started knitting as soon as I woke up this morning. I started eating my Valentine's candy at the same time.
Mmm. Chocolate and cables. Good times.
I start bobbles on the next row. Wish me luck!