Tuesday, May 10, 2005

an avatar & an omen

av·a·tar Pronunciation (v-tär)
1. The incarnation of a Hindu deity, especially Vishnu, in human or animal form.
2. An embodiment, as of a quality or concept; an archetype:
3. A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing entity


Yeah, this is a good representation of me this week. Nothing too awful, just issues with work, not enough hours, and a teenaged son who's dicovering a social life. I scored a trifecta of things I don't like last Saturday: a trip to the mall (see: teenage son , above), playing outfield with a not-so-softball, and seeing a super-duper action film. eeeuw. Feh.

Being the optimist that I am, I'll look at the positives. I'm progressing on my Clapotis. I'm on the Enough Already With the Straight Repeats section. I'm sure you've been there. Close to decreasing to the end. Having come this far, I don't want to err on the skimpy side. She Shuns Short Shawls. So I keep on adding just one more full width repeat.

This frees me up to think whats next . Whatever it is, it'll use thicker yarn than the linen. Which doesn't split - gotta give it that. See? told you I'm positive.

I'm still pondering koolaid dye, while telling myself No, don't go there. Too many other projects going, none of which involve mounds of wet yarn to hang up at the end. But I've found samples, so I know what flavors to buy!

Yet still, at the chinese grocery, by the register, incongruously cozied up to candy jars filled with dried scallops & dried shrimp (are these a snack? I never see anyone buy them) and cryptic herbal supplements, is a little box of unsweetened koolaid packets. An omen, yes?


Prim said...

Hi! Just found your knit blog searching for "ggh safari." I just bought 8 skeins of it and am contemplating what to knit. Really like your clapotis scarf though. How many skeins is it taking to knit it? Would love to see a photo of it once you finish.

Ann said...

So, are the kool-aid samples on the right wool,and the left acrylic? I'm loving all those close reds. Does it take a ton of kool-aid to dye it? I'll be watching this experiment! And yes, that box was definitely an omen.