The good. (Can you hear the Western whistle?)
Lots of progress on Under the Hoodie, thanks to some recent obsessive-compulsive instruction reading. The front is officially finished, as is the better part of one sleeve. Since I'm pretty vertically challenged, I made a couple of modifications to ensure I didn't wind up with Washoe length sleeves. One more sleeve and a hood and I'm done. I'm soclose to finishing my first sweater that I can actually taste it!
You knew something had to go wrong, didn't you??
The bad. (Ominous Western whistle, sans Clint Eastwood cameo)
So I'm looking at the orchid pink yarn that I used to make sleeve #1, and as I merrily knit along, it slowly occurs to me to question how much yarn I need for sleeve #2. In denial, I brush off the nagging, haunting suspicion that I don't have anywhere near enough of this orchid pink yarn. A quick calculation threatens my tenuous hold on sanity. If marginally-holding-on -to-her-marbles-knitter uses 1.75 balls of yarn for sleeve #1 and has only 1.25 balls of aforementioned contrasting color B yarn left to complete sleeve #2, what is the probability that said knitter will have to go medieval on remaining knitting? I don't need to do any two-tailed t tests to know the answer to that. Sigh. Ever the delusional optimist, however, I somehow believe that everything will work out in the end...even if it means having Ewok sleeves.
I've been blog reading, and it seems that a lot of you (this one's for you, Karen & Chrissy!) are die-hard fans of Lost, so I thought I'd share this little tidbit. I know it's appalling, but *ducks* I have yet to watch a single episode. All the more appalling because Lost films right here in Hawaii. And downright unforgivable because Lost uses the DH's workplace to cook for and feed the cast and crew. The DH is the contact person the producers call to schedule time to use the facility. According to the DH, they're very easy-going and pleasant to work with. They cook way too much food and always invite the DH and his co-workers to eat with them. They were using this tent to barbecue some extra food. It doesn't look too impressive, but this was just to supplement all the other food they had already catered. Here's a shot of their trailers. DH said he saw a few of the stars the other day while they were getting their lunches. We're so lame, we had to go online to figure out who they were. We *think* he saw Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Harold Perrineau (Michael) and Josh Holloway (Sawyer). Then again, we can't really be sure since he deduced this in police line-up fashion using the cast photos. One of the producers gave the DH this shirt, too. How cool is that? (Though I'd admit, it'd probably be more cool if I knew what the show was about!) I asked the DH to snap covert shots of the cast so I could let you guys live vicariously, but he declined, saying it was unprofessional. You can go swat him now.
So there you have it: the good, the bad and the lost. No ugly?
Crossing my fingers that it's not the hoodie!!!