Thursday, August 2, 2007

My husband, Matt is the coolest. We celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary on July 26. I got him a sappy card and the promise of no eye rolling or deep sighing the next time he wants to buy a video game. He got me this:

For the first time in our entire relationship, I have a cooler, more awesome gadget than he does. He gets his cell phone through work, so he can't have an iPhone. But I can!

Now, I should mention that I'm not really a gadget head (except when it comes to knitting gadgets). But I do like anything that makes my life and my job easier. This really does. I no longer have to wait to get back to my office at the end of the day to check my email. I have my entire schedule, all my contacts, and the Internet all at my fingertips. And I don't have to carry my cell phone, mp3 player and personal electronic organizer around with me. (I know it doesn't sound like much, but remember that I already carry a guitar and a 25lb bag full of rhythm instruments and therapy materials with me pretty much everywhere I go.)

So let me just say it: I have the coolest, most awesome husband in the world!

Now, onto the knitting.

All three mystery projects are coming along, though not all are without problems. Super-Duper Mystery Project #3 is coming along fine so far. No problems... for now it's smooth sailing.

Mystery Project #2 has possibly hit a small snag. I think I may have gotten a bit off on my last row. I'm not sure because I realized it pretty late at night & just didn't have the mental energy to try & figure it out. Now... I think I'm avoiding it. I am dreading this project. I think I'm a bit afraid of what I might discover when I go back & count the stitches. I will have it figured out by Monday, though. I don't want it to sit on the back burner too long.

As for Mystery Project #1, it's got some issues. Most of them are okay with me. However, I had a very traumatic event the other day. I am knitting this particular project on 2 circular needles. I guess that gives you an idea of what type of project it is, but it's very relevant to this story. So, I finished the stitches on one of the needles, and began to pull the needle out (so the stitches could rest on the wire). All of a sudden, the freaking needle pulled out of the join & tiny cabled stitches went flying everywhere!

Now, I purchased these particular needles (ahem-Crystal Palace brand-ahem-cough) back in May while at MS&W. The very first time I used them two of the needles separated from the join. I super glued them back & and all was well.

Until the other day. I ultimately got all the stitches picked up using a spare needle, and then attempted to glue the needle back on. I tried a few "test runs" before actually applying the glue to be sure I knew exactly how it went in.

Well, I dotted on a small amount of glue, and began to slide the needle back in... and it stopped! It wouldn't go in all the way! And, because the glue dries so fast, it wouldn't come back out either!

So now I'm stuck knitting on a size 1 circular needle that has a gap between the needle & the join that is exactly the width of my yarn. Well, I'm stuck with it at least until I can order a new [non-Crystal Palace Brand] needle.

Okay, I've go to run. My favorite MD knitter is due to land right here in St. Louis in about 30 minutes! She's coming into town for a visit, along with my mom and grandparents (who are already here). It's very rare that we all get to be in the same place at the same time, so I would imagine it's going to be a very busy weekend!


Lolly said...

Have fun with H!!

and happy belated anniversary! (it is the same day as my parents' anniversary) :)

IndigoMuse said...

What an awesome hubby! Major brownie points for him :)

Give H a big hug (big hug for you too) for me and have tons of fun.

Mary said...

what a cool gadget! Enjoy. :)

Natalie said...

I'm jealous of your gadget - way cool!

I too had to glue a needle once - it was a circular needle and I left it in my 200 degree car. My try worked, although I'm not normally that lucky!