Saturday, April 22, 2006

My piggies are freezing

Today I:
  • got sock yarn in the mail
  • can't get my lame home computer to edit photos
  • am generally aggravated
  • am cold

Isn't this supposed to be spring? I could have sworn somebody said this is spring. People, it is 45 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and about 48 in my apartment, because I have double glazing. The heat is not on. Management must have heard the spring rumor, too. This wouldn't be so bad, except that I have no hot water in the shower, either: for the past two weeks we've had warmish water for about four minutes per shower in this glorious apartment. So no showering to warm up. No showering to relax. My feet are so cold that I am trying to finish those botched socks from the Knit 'n Sip while I should be writing.

And I keep screwing it up. I don't remember (since I knit the first sock so long ago) if I decrease every row, or every other, or after how many rows I switch from decreasing every other row to decreasing every row, if you know what I mean. Over an hour of work. Cold feet. No writing. No socks. No heat.

The IK Winter 2005 Ballet Wrap is working out just fine, though.

I think I am on the verge of doing something desperate, like going back to bed, or wrapping what there is of the Neapolitan Ice Cream Flower Afghan around my feet. I may even (gasp!) postpone the writing until tomorrow. My boyfriend/ partner/ whatnot is willing to put off the date if writing today doesn't work out. We'll see.

Last night, I:

  • ate pizza with mushrooms, kalamata olives, and spinach with three beers
  • watched The General, a Buster Keaton movie
  • had a little chocolate ice cream
  • was cold, too


wenders said...

I know. It does not feel like mid-April. I am got my new sock yarn, too - but am knitting dishcloths instead. Oh well.

Jennifer said...

Oh that pizza sounds like it was really good!

Sorry it's so cold. It'll be spring soon!

Zee said...

I'm doing the happy dance because it's raining! We need this rain! :)

On the downside, it's hot... yucky hot.

I'm knitting my wobbly tote! The only thing that would make this evening even more perfect would be sipping hot chocolate with other knitty friends, like you! :)

Jeanette said...

Next time you are freezing and it is spring call me! I can let you have space to write or whatever and just leave you alone. My apartment may be cold in the winter, but it is nice now.

Carrie K said...

There is NO HEAT or HOT WATER in your place? That's horrid! You could always (and I've actually done this) heat up big pots/dutch ovens/stockpots of water and fill up the tub.

I've been reading Margery Allingham's books. Okay, two of them, but they're the only two books I've read the whole week I've been off. I love her phrasing.