Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I've been tagged

Cara in Exile tagged me, so here goes.

  1. Link the person who tagged you.
  2. Mention the rules in your blog.
  3. Tell about 6 fun quirks about yourself.
  4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them.
  5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

I'm not sure I can live up to the expectation of "fun quirks" but I guess I am a little odd.

  • I don't crochet like a normal person. My method is to normal crochet as English knitting is to Continental knitting, roughly. Legitimate crocheters have been known to shriek "what are you doing?!" when they see me crocheting. (This happened again just last night.)
  • I'm wildly addicted to Chapstick, but I seem to have developed a sudden allergy to the mint kind, which is all I've used for the past four years.
  • I periodically attempt to quit swearing. I guess it's like that quote about quitting smoking: "Quitting is easy. I've done it lots of times." To make it easier, I try to come up with suitable replacements for the things I usually say. I went through a phase where I would yell "Boutros Boutros Ghali!" in traffic when someone was rude to me.
  • Every three years, I uproot my life and start over. Not that I plan to do it that way, but so far that's how it's gone.
  • On the rare occasions that I write on paper instead of typing, I make the same typos/writos as I would at the keyboard. Apparently it's not my fingers, it's my brain.
  • I can't stand the sound of chewing.

Now for the tags. I don't want this to be some obnoxious chain letter sort of thing, so if you think this is lame and don't want to do it, just don't do it. You won't hurt my feelings. I'll even take the seven years of bad luck for you, as I'm sure I'm already doing by breaking the rules and only tagging three people ;)
Helen at Knitting & whingeing in Abalama-ding-dong
Sarah at Sarah Knits
~P~ at Spin, Knit, and Life

Now for some yarn.
Last night was knitting night, the best night of the week. I worked some more on Roma Shawl I. Still not quite getting what I envisioned, but it's pretty nice.

What I really wanted here was upside down V-stitches, which I was thinking was impossible until just this second I had an inspiration: maybe that really solid chunk of dcs could be the middle instead of the edge, and I could work my way out from it in both directions. Then I could make a symmetrical thing with V stitches pointing in opposite directions on opposite sides (well really top and bottom) of the shawl.
Remember that vow I made that I would swatch from now on? What was that, last week? Yeah, I should really keep that.
Also, in the immortal words of the Beatles, I get by with a little help from my friends. It took four of us, but we got the crazy twisted mess sock yarn from yarn crisis night into two beautiful balls.

Is that not luscious? I have got to learn to knit socks!


Cara said...

Cool. Your quirks are beter than mine, definitely. You notice I only tagged 3 people, too? I won't be accepting any more tags because I have run out of people to tag.

Cara said...

Cara, I'm glad you liked my quirks! *lol* That was fun but harder than I expected.