Monday, June 29, 2009

I Wanna Know, Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

OK. I get it. I don't need any more tutorials. I have figured this whole thing out and now the lessons can stop. Seriously.

I can prove it. Listen:

Rain is wet. It falls from the sky. It makes the flowers grow until there is too much and then it drowns them. If you don't close your windows, the rain will come inside and then you have to mop the floor and the cats. The sound of it is lovely for nodding off to sleep, but can also cause rampant peeing. Especially if it is a really hard rain that comes swooshing down the gutters like a waterfall. That is particularly inspiring to the middle aged bladder...


See? The rain can stop now. Weeks of rain is really enough for me to get the point. Any more and I fear I will become stupid and how is that going to help my rain knowledge base? I can already tell that my IQ has dropped a few points. I used to be able to do things like leave the house and interact with others. Now all I can do is sit around and wonder where my will to move went. I also wonder where my size 1 dpns went because I used to have five million of them and now I don't. I only have the one set of metal ones and that is nowhere near the five million wooden ones I had before the rain made me stupid.

On the other hand, sitting at home with no will to leave the couch has its good points. Even though I am now incredibly stupid and have a brain that needs to be periodically wrung out, I still seem to have figured out the secret to finishing knitting projects. Apparently, you have to actually knit. You need to do this for extended periods of time and suddenly...voila! You have made progress!! Within mere days of starting a sock, you are suddenly at the heel flap!






I suppose it also doesn't hurt that I can't find my size 1 dpns and am knitting this on 2s. That could account for some of the forward momentum...


Yes, it is the good ol' Broadripple pattern again. And yes, this also means I am randomly yelling out "Brrrrrripple!!!" every now and again because I simply cannot think of this pattern by its correct name. Bripple is just ever so much more fun to say and even more fun to shout from the couch when you can't really summon up the will to do anything else requiring energy.

Even with my recent insights into knitting greatness, I still think I have had enough with the rain. I don't think it is helping anything any more. The gardens should be in good shape for the foreseeable future and the rest of us could use some color. Not to mention what this is doing to our vitamin D situation. I probably have rickets by now...

When you look at all the data, I think that I am safe in saying that it can stop raining. I have learned all I can about precipitation, knitting and how the bellowing of the word, "Brrrrripple!" affects the average house cat. I'm good. And I can't help but worry about the loss of brain cells. I'd hate for my last intelligent thought to be about Bripple Socks, as much as I love them.

I would like to see some sun now. Please?

SA

9 comments:

trek said...

I guess I shouldn't mention that we were at the pool today. And yesterday, then.

Sorry about the rains. We seem to be (finally) attempting to dry out some here. Perhaps the trend will continue northwards?

sophanne said...

You could mop the floor WiTH the cats

Donna Lee said...

I feel slightly guilty for having two sunny days in a row. I see by the NOAA forecast that this will not last and the rain is due back tomorrow for the next three days. Maybe the sun will move up there for just a while. It felt soooo nice (and oddly dry and strange)

Kath said...

You think Bripple socks go fast on size 2 needles, you should see how they zip by on size 3s!

I keep seeing bits of rain in our weather forecast but nothing ever comes of it. Perhaps the weather gods have finally realized that tourists prefer sunny days!

Mel said...

My garden could stand a little sun, too.

Anonymous said...

but hey, you're on vacation so it's all good :) Stay inside and have fun :)

mia - who might be saying Brippple all day just cuz it makes me laugh :)

Julie said...

My brain's a bit soggy too; will the rain ever stop????????

Karen said...

Lovely sock.
I am tired of the rain too. I wonder if this is what it's like to live in Seattle.

Carrie K said...

You can have our sun. It was 105 all weekend. Blech.