So, while I was up in the Bay this weekend, I stopped by my mom's house to drop off some stuff and pick up my birthday present. Of course, I also brought in my knitting bag, because I had table runners for the shower that never happened in there and I wanted to give them to my mom for safe keeping. And when I left, with arms full of gifts, I promptly forgot my bag. And because I was driving if I wasn't sleeping on the ride home, I didn't notice. In fact, I didn't notice until Monday night, when Faith was coming to pick me up and take me out to a birthday dinner and then to the Culver City Stitch n Bitch. And I had nothing to knit or crochet.
I managed to find a scarf that I had started on bamboo straights, which I never use, so it wasn't in my bag, so I wasn't completely unarmed. But I felt almost naked without the familiar canvas bag, and my leopard print crochet hook/scissors/assorted knitted accessories, and without any crochet hooks at all! I'm like a boat without a rudder.
My mom may not bring the bag down until she visits in a week & a half, so I needed to fix this situation. So I headed over to the Knit cafe after work yesterday, picked up some Addi Turbos - size 6, 32", and started work on Richard's sweater, I can't put it off any longer. I have now less than two months till Christmas (ALERT TO ALL CRAFTERS -- LESS THAN 2 MONTHS TILL CHRISTMAS! EXACTLY 2 MONTHS TILL HANUKKAH! PROXIMITY WARNING!) and the sweater has cabled sleeves (which I've never done -- never done cables at all, so I don't want to be stressed for time while trying a new technique) and a special intarsia front design, which I'm designing myself, so I need time to figure that out.
Ooh, and tomorrow is our West Hollywood Stitch n Witch Halloween Celebration! I'm about half-way done with my costume, and I think it's looking really good. We'll see if I actually have anywhere to go on Halloween, but that's another story. At least I'll have a great costume, one that may someday make it to a National Monument of some kind.