Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Bad - yesterday opened phone bill (just changed carriers) and found D had gone $300 over regular charges. DH and I got in huge fight caused by it. (we talked it out and made up later)

The Ugly - got both Audrey fronts up to the armholes 78 rows on the bulky yarn (6552 stitches) and I looked at them an realized that I floated the cable the wrong way. Held it up, knew it would drive me nuts and that it wouldn't look good, so I pulled the needle out and started to frog left side down to row 24 where the cable starts to move. 16yr S was kind enough to ask if he could help. Put the needle back in row 24 and started to set up the floating section, when I realized I had done it right the first time.

Some days are just like that. And in the middle of the day as I was sobbing, DH put his arms around me and said "sometimes adversity is what we need, even if we don't know why." And I do always look at those situations and ask myself "What am I suppose to learn from this."

The Good - today is beautiful, well ok its not sunny- but I have a few minutes this morning and I am about to finish the fronts to Audrey, and start the sleeves. I usually don't knit both together - but I knit the fronts together and it wasn't so bad. I didn't get too tangled up in yarn. Did my tax return yesterday and will have enough to cover the phone bill and maybe a little yarn, so life is good and there a lot of people that love me.


Blogger grumperina said...

Oh that story made me cringe! The one where you frogged one front of the sweater only to realize that you had it right the first time. I would have cried for sure. I hope you're feeling better, and that you're able to continue knitting in good spirits today!

9:11 AM  
Blogger LeAnne said...

Yes, there are lots of people who love you! I would have been so pissed though, about the fronts. Crap! Scout can't wait to see Rider tonight. He still spends a lot of time with that green sweater you gave me :-).

9:40 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I'm sorry you won't make it Saturday, but we should try to do a Portland meetup once a month and then maybe people will meet each other at some points during the year:) I'm actually in Sellwood (above Gino's Restaurant). Danielle from Poetic Purl turned me on to Mabel's. Rumor has it there is going to be a similar style establishment opening in Sellwood later in the year!

11:24 AM  
Blogger btchwstix said...

This may make you feel better: my daughter's text messaging bill was $250.00 last month (she is still alive to justify it) and don't worry, you ARE loved. What else can explain a son that is thinking of you while studying at school?

7:27 AM  
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