I know that Rhinebeck is six sleeps away but I've been completely taken by a pattern that I absolutely have to knit. Forget that it seems to be the current fad through the blogosphere and that a number of folk are/have knit(ted) it.
I just placed an order for this.....
... from here. I'm definitely knitting Ruth's beautiful sweater(pdf). I had initially cringed at the price of shipping, but after doing the math, discovered it was cheaper to get it from Europe than Canada. Go figure. I'm not sure what will happen to the current knitting project queue when the yarn arrives in 9 or so days. Should be interesting, eh? I love the whole many colored thing going without the plethora of ends to work in. I can't wait!
Having experienced yet another PATH shutdown for "police activity" last week that got me home extra late, I decided to see if there was a more civilized way to commute. There is:
I started taking the NY Waterway Ferry from Hoboken to Pier 11. The upside is that I get to spend 10 beautiful minutes each way in the open air, not underground like a mole, out on Hudson bay rounding the tip of Manhattan. Instead of a 12 minutes crosstown walk, I have one that is less than 5. The downside, and you knew there was one of those, is that the cost of the ferry is way, and I mean WAY, more than the PATH. Wicked expensive, but if I can nip a few things from the budget, like finally emptying out my storage unit, the result is a wash. I sure do like this new commute. I'll just have to get over the minor queasiness or just get used to knitting only socks on the ferry ;)
The Tina shawl came out of hiding and returned to my active knitting last night. I'm a few rows short of finishing the center square. I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to picking up all those stitches along the sides. Ick. So many projects, so little time!
Let's go Red Sox! (just turned on the game and am not happy at the score at the bottom of the 7th. I stayed up way way too late Saturday night watching game two. I'm getting flashbacks of the 2004 series :)