I Tried, I Really Did…

I promise, this post isn’t all about knitting.

Last night was the monthly North chapter Knit At Night Guild meeting, which I had to attend of course because I’m the knitting rockstar representative. We learned how to do different cast-ons. Up until now, I only knew how to do the long-tail cast on, but now I’ve done the knitting cast on, the cable cast on and the crochet cast on, and as an added bonus I learned the E-wrap. Now that I’ve got sock yarn and little DPNs – which one do I use to knit some socks?

After I got home, Mike informed me that the shows I had recorded on the TiVo were probably messed up because the president was on instead. *grumble, grumble* I was happy to discover that it just messed up Joey and Will & Grace, so not much was lost.

Then I decided that as a good, responsible citizen, I should watch the speach. I should know what is going on in my country, so I should know what the president had to say.

I tried. I really did.

I swear, I can’t listen to Bush talk. It was this monotone droning in my ears. Maybe if we amped me up with 10mg of Ritalin like the day I did my Tova testing, I could finally hear him. Last night, it wasn’t happening.

Thank goodness Mac pointed me to Norbizness: The Monsters of Ax Da President Tour 2005.

You want cheap gas. I want it too. Maybe somebody could help a brotha out. There will be no price gouging at gas pumps in America. You’re going to take your reaming by the Saudis straight, with no chaser.

Now I not only know what was said in the speech, but it is translated into words I can truly understand. Now I feel like a good, informed citizen again.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

7 replies on “I Tried, I Really Did…”

No amount of Ritalin would have helped to understand him. I had to turn it off after one too many times of hearing him say “nuculer” instead of nuclear. I do try to listen live, because I don’t trust that the “official” transcripts are accurate.

Cable cast-on is okay for socks, if you do it loosely. I really like twisted German, though, which is a modification of long-tail; it’s really stretchy, it looks neat (almost braided), and it’s just plain fun to do. Google for “twisted German cast-on” and then go to the page at about it. You won’t understand the pictures, but if you just do it with needles in your hand, it will work. It’s like magic!

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