Sunday, March 9, 2008

antsy pants

Thus far, March has been a dry month for posts. Perhaps it's the calm before the storm, as we leave this saturday for Vallarta! Woo hoo! And while I have a ton of actual work work to do between now and then, I cannot stop myself from packing, planning, and listing for our trip. I honestly do intend to do some studying for the ol' law school on the plane, but if I were a betting girl....I'd put my money on knitting projects winning out.

I mean look, just LOOOK at the yarn I'm eagerly hoping will arrive before we depart:

Val over at actual size creations has ingeniously hand-dyed yarns in shades inspired by Wes Anderson movies! Ollie's going to get his first hand knitted socks out of the lovely shade above, "Rushmore!" I ordered a bunch more, including Belafonte, Bottle Rocket, Mordecai, and Royal Tennenbaum. I am so dorked out!

Elsewhere on the knitting front, the requisite birthday surprise is past due. Sigh. I managed to finish one sock for My Lisa, (no thanks to the crapload of work I got slammed with) yet failed to get it to her, since la casa de Pants y Ollie was fun-free all weekend; with document review for me (see, actual work work) and Ollie out with the bronchial nasties he's been battling since January!

So My Lisa, if you're watching, Happy Birthday! Feliz Cumpleanos!* Your family misses and loves you! Here's the first half of your birthday present. I promise it will be a pair after our trip.

New Year's Day Socks from Dipsy Doodle
Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Watermelon Tourmaline.
Short row heel a la cosmicpluto and misocrafty.

Anyway, like I said, we're off on saturday for a week of boat drinks, body surfing, beach knitting, and maybe a little teency bit of airplane studying. Updates and photos to follow. And should you mistakenly think that the fun ends there, Aidan and Michelle are road tripping their way here two days after we get back! Oh, my how the adventures just keep piling up!

*(anyone who knows how to html the proper punctuation including the upside down "!" and "~" over the n, lemme know!)


polti said...

You could give me one sock and it would still be my most favorite b-day present ever!!! My feet can't wait for the warm, fuzzy softness! And when we FINALLY reunite, I'll give you all the gory details about how I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my 21st birthday like a champ! You'll be proud:)

Emily said...

The new yarn is great! I can't wait until you get and start knitting with your Wes Anderson yarn. Enjoy the the break and let me know if it's even possible to knit on the beach. If it is, then summer knittin' on the esplanade might work.

Oh, and Apples in Stereo are fantastic happy music. I think that was the album-on-repeat while I learned ConLaw last year.

leigh said...

how do you find wes anderson yarn. and how cool. i just (finally) saw the darjeeling limited. loved it.