Sunday, January 13, 2008

If You See Smoke...

Don't panic.  There's no reason to be alarmed.  Unless, of course, there is.  And then I suggest you panic with wild abandon.  I wouldn't want to be responsible for anyone not taking appropriate action in the face of an actual, honest-to-goodness crisis.  I'm assuming that the number of people who are really seeing smoke right now are in the minority, but I hate to take chances...

For the rest of you, though, the cause is a simple one.  Any smoke you see right now is a direct result of my being on fire.  Totally blazin' right now, baby!

The little receptors in my brain that respond to potential weather events and cause me to have the inklings have been firing off randomly all day.  As a result, I have inkled a great deal since late this morning.  I do believe that I am going to have a Snow Day tomorrow!  I'm wrong on this sort of thing as often as I'm right, but weather reports are starting to bear out my inkles.  All indications are that the snow should start falling later tonight and, once settled in, really get going tomorrow.  We're looking at about six inches.  As I said, I could be wrong.  But I don't think I am.  I'm thinking I'll be home tomorrow with all the other little boys and girls who spent the early morning hours with their noses pressed up against the window and waiting for the morning news to tell us that we shall be free to watch cartoons.  

And then there's the knitting.  Yesterday when I mentioned that I was planning on knitting up some sort of baby related thingie I may have misspoken.  What I should have said was:

 "I've already cast on for The Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono from Mason-Dixon Knits and am almost finished with it because I am so totally and amazingly on fire that no one can touch me.  That's right, you heard me.  I. Am. Untouchable!!!!!!!!!"  






Toy-Doo is impressed with it, anyway.


Yeah sure...I limped along rather pathetically through the last year with the knitting.  But no one can say I haven't kicked it up a notch in '08.  For anyone who is keeping track, I have thus far completed two pairs of Maine Morning Mitts, almost a whole baby sweater and a pair of socks.  To be fair, the socks were languishing through the better part of November and December then finished up in a fit of socky-type knitting in January.  But, I'm counting them since it's my knitting and I am on fire so no one is going to mess with me right now lest they be consumed by the flames which fuel my delusions of grandeur.

Why are you backing away like that?  I'm OK...really!

I honestly have no idea why I am suddenly so inspired to wield the needles like someone who actually knows what the heck she's doing.  Maybe it's the wildly cycling weather with its unpredictable high pressure/low pressure swings.  Maybe it's the promise of a whole new year.  Perhaps I was just feeling a bit suffocated by the ever-growing yarn stash and overwhelmed by the need to knit it into submission.  Or maybe all it took was the removal of two inches of hair to lighten up my brain enough for me to see the possibilities.  I'm really not sure...


But chopping off the hair probably didn't hurt.


SA

24 comments:

kmkat said...

So that picture was taken by the kitty, right? One smart kitty you have there, ma'm.

Knittymama said...

It's the hair...totally the hair!

Here's hoping for a lovely snow day for you tomorrow. Now can you send some our way? I really need one. Not that Minneapolis ever cancels school.

Danielle said...

I hope you get that snow day, too! I teach in Boston and they've already called us - it's only 8:10pm. They've still got 9 hours. I think they're insane, but I'm not going to complain. I guess it's what we get with a new superintendent.

Knitting Linguist said...

Hey! Great hair cut! A hair cut like that will definitely free up the mojo. Not just the knitting mojo either, clearly the Snow Day mojo is in gear as well. Enjoy your day knitting!

trek said...

Good luck on the snow day tomorrow. Only "day" we might get around here would include hopping the rail of a gopherwood ocean-greyhound.

And finished objects abound here in the early part of 2008!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

The cut looks great! Love those classes too!

Man you ARE on fire! wow!

punkin said...

Wow, you have been a busy knitter! And your new hairstyle looks great.

Kath said...

The haircut looks great - I think your super stylist definitely has the mojo.

And I'm aquite impressed by the baby sweater, and now I'm wondering how long that would take to knit by mere mortals.

Mel said...

All I know is, if it's really bad out come morning, Tuck and I are coming over.

Beth said...

I love your hair cut! It's cute, cute, cute. And you really are on fire! I haven't finished a thing. Heck, I've barely knitted so far this year.

Mia said...

Aw sheepie, you is so cute!!!! And you can tell your stylist we said so!

After your comment yesterday, I was SO hoping to see massive amounts of snow.. I had myself talked into it and was planning my "calling in sick" speech. But then I looked outside and we only had a dusting :;sigh:: maybe tommorrow :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful haircut!! It looks great.
I hope you got your snowday.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

MRMacrum said...

My Aunt Helen was a knitting, hooking, and crocheting fool. Every Christamas I could count on a brand new Sweater and mittens, red of course, as that was and probably still is my favorite color. I miss those sweaters. I miss my aunt.

I am very grateful for growing up in a family that found real value with working with one's hands. Between her and my dad, I developed my love of working with my hands to create something concrete and unique.

You are now, whether you like it or not, linked from my blog. That will teach you for speaking in public.

Cursing Mama said...

Oh My! I have a feeling that you're so happy with the new hair cut that you'll begin knitting a gift for the worlds best hairstylist on your snow day!

Alwen said...

If a hair trim is what it takes [looks around], where are those scissors? You are smokin'!

(BTW, my verification word contained the letters baaz. They're watching us!)

Marianne said...

Beeyootiful Sheepie, Love the hair! and yeah, Very Smart Kitty for taking that photo, heh. Or was it Toy-doo?
You ARE smokin', hope you get/got the Snow Day!

catsmum said...

Happy Snow Day [I Hope]

shorn sheep are soooo cute:]

tenacious knitter said...

If I come out of a salon loving my hair, I'm guaranteed to hate it thereafter. So I hope to look like an 8th grader going to the prom! why is it that cutting and styling talents are never given to the same person?

Love the hair! and the courage!

Jeanne said...

Wow, the hair is awesome! You look happy. It's working for you.

mehitabel said...

I have a date with my haircutter tomorrow, and I hope my hair looks as good as yours! VEry cute picture, and your kitty can take mine any time. The distance between us will work to both of our advantages: she won't be frightened, and I'll look sooo teeny and fuzzy it will be a vast improvement!
Cute baby kimono. Baby things are just toooo cute, aren't they?

Julie said...

Cute sweater. You really have been productive this year!

Love the haircut.

crzjane said...

First off, I love the new you! Cute hair. Smokin'
Wow, you are a knitting machine. That baby sweater is do cute.
At times I wish I could have a snow day, but what I would have to do the next day it wouldn't be worth it.
Nice hair!

Lazuli said...

Very cute hair! I've never quite had the courage to hand over so much power!

Trish said...

Cute hair!