Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...

I think it's time to admit that I can't have my cake and eat it, too. All my plans for a leisurely 7 weeks in CT pretty much fell through. And there's no one to blame but ME! I have only been to ONE SnB since I moved here. I have seen my cousins ONCE since I moved here. I have dined with my grandparents ONCE, and stayed with Katie not at all. And no visits to the Alpaca Farm in Watertown, to see them before their spring shearing, either. And do you know why? It's because commuting to the city SUCKS! In big capital letters! It's not the train ride itself, that is actually quite pleasant, and a good time for knitting. But the commute eats 4 hours of every day I do it. And that leaves precious little time for all those other plans. So I'll be really glad when I'm settled in South Bend and commuting to NYC is not an option more than once every few weeks. And the lesson learned, or rather reinforced, is that there ain't no place like NYC...

But let's talk about some plans that did not go awry. For instance, this felted purse that the Guru gave to me and helped me felt this past weekend. Pretty cool! The pic up top is the "before"...

And this sock! My first sock! A little big, but not too bad. And I've already cast on for its mate.

And Samantha, my sweet yet devilish niece -- I did get to spend a lot of time with you.

So next week is the big move, I'll take plenty of pics of Dave driving the Penske and the cats barfing in the back seat...ewww!

8 comments:

em said...

I'll wave to you as you drive through Ohio :)

PassionKNITly said...

:(

no more mud!

Phillipa Sara said...

Where to now Mud? Is it back to NY City? How about Seattle? I know you would love it here.

Katy said...

The bag looks great.
However, I feel the same as Jenn.

:(

Heather said...

Me to!!! :o(

Bon Voyage mon petit choux!

Jessica said...

Sad, sad! But your sock looks hella sexy.

schrodinger said...

Sorry to hear you left the city, and what a commute - yuck! The bag looks cool. Congrats on finishing your first sock, watch out for the sock addiction that may follow.

Jenny said...

Hi Michelle,

I've been thinking about you a ton lately. Can you email me your phone numbers??? I can't find them now that my cell is dead forever!
Love ya,
Jenny