Wednesday, January 13, 2010

in which horror is imminent

I almost forgot to tell you guys that a most terrible, horrible thing will be happening to me this year--horrible and unavoidable. For alas, this is the year I turn . . .












Yep, the big 3-0. Sigh. I've got about 9 more months of being in my 20s, and then, it's all over.

They say 30 is the new 20. I sure hope so. If the fact that I'm still asked with somewhat alarming frequency if I'm an intern is any indication, at least I don't look to be 29-speeding-toward-30. Not that there's anything wrong with looking 30 . . .

Oh hey, I did some knitting too:

This is the Traveling Woman shawl, and since I never finished my Print o' the Wave Stole, if this project is completed it will be my first shawl. Of course, this one is done in fingering weight, not lace weight, which makes things quite a bit easier and faster. I'm using one of the gorgeous skeins of Sundara sock yarn from the Sante Fe collection I subscribed to last year. So far, I must say I love it--lovely color and lovely feel.

I've also started an Every Way Wrap in everyone's favorite, Malabrigo worsted. So far so good, but it's just ribbing for the first 30 rows. I did manage to mess it up once already, though--not paying attention to the stitch guide, I just jumped in for the k2p2 rib, then glanced back and saw that I was supposed to start and end with a k3. Sigh.

And in conclusion, guess what I picked up this week? A lovely skein of Sanguine Gryphon Bugga sock yarn. I don't know what all the hype's about, but I'm about to find out.


leann said...

I turn 30 in about 8 months. I'll let you know how it goes...

Clumsy Knitter said...

Oh you two...the 30s are awesome! Something to look forward to, I promise. ;-)

Also, give us a review of your Bugga when you get it, would you please? I've never tried it either, but those colors are to die for.

Not ready for handspun said...

30? That's nothing.

My 30s were great and my 40s have been pretty good so far. I can't imagine being young these days; being older is so much less stressful and more relsxed!

betty said...

I don't know about everybody else, but I miss my youth! Actually, I wish I had my youth with all the knowledge I have today.

Knittymuggins said...

Oh yes, 30 really is the new 20! Honestly, the 30th birthday isn't so bad. I had *a lot* more trouble with 35 ;) But life is great in your 30's and I have no doubt there's wonderful things in store for you this year! Celebrate each day to its fullest!