Friday, November 18, 2005

Painfully, Painfully Slow

The double knit hat is such slow going. I worked on it for 2 solid nights and I have about 2 inches complete. You figure that you cast on 132 stitches in two different colors and only knit one color with each row (but you have to move the yarn forward and slip the stitch you don't knit)... so, in actuality you're knitting 324 stitches to complete one row of both colors...on size 6 needles. This is going to take FOREVER. But in the end I know this is going to be the warmest hat I could have knit and I'm going to feel good about it. It's cold on those ski slopes!

Tonight is our office holiday party. My boss likes to do it early so it doesn't interfere with other holiday happenings and people can relax and enjoy it without worrying about what all they still have to do to get ready for Christmas. At first I hated the idea of celebrating so early but it has sort of grown on me. Then, tomorrow evening is our Board of Realtors holiday party too. I guess they have the same idea. My knitting group is celebrating on Dec. 6th with dinner at a local restaurant and a cookie exchange. That should be fun.

Last night I went to an Open House at a new, huge, dental office. (we were involved with finding the site for the new construction) I was amazed at how dentistry has evolved. The new technology is incredible. It was like something out of "The Jetson's" if you're old enough to remember that cartoon. And the best part of all is that it didn't smell like a dentist's office..... yet.

I need to stop at the LYS today and see if I can find something else to send to my PGH Secret Pal. I wish I had something in mind but I don't. I guess I'll know it when I see it.

Ok.. well, this post was pretty boring...but that's all I got folks. Until I get that hat finished, I don't think I'm going to have much.