Thursday, December 30th, 2004
Gonna be a party tonight!
New Year’s Eve. I can hardly believe it. I remember SO vividly New Years Eve in 2000. We stole away to my in-laws’ cabin on Hood Canal, just our little family, and reflected on the significance of a new millennium.
Side note- Do any of you remember that dairy commercial they were playing at the time? I don’t remember who it was, Darigold, or Got Milk? perhaps, but you saw a cow grazing at night, outside a barn, under a light. You could hear the New Year’s countdown offscreen in the farmhouse, and when they got to zero, the barn light exploded. The cow startled a bit, looked at the light (if I recall correctly), and continued grazing as you heard commotion in the offscreen farmhouse, complete with stereotypical farm-style accents, because the power had gone out. Then the announcer person’s voice said something like, “Our cows are 100% Y2K compatible.” I laughed my butt off. I’m sure you had to be there, and my pathetic description doesn’t do it justice, but if you’ve seen it, and my attempt at recreating it in type has reminded you of it, it will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face, as it has mine. Seriously funny.
Ok, enough of that. 2005, it’s unbelievable. Well, I guess I’m not entirely done yet… Do you realize that this next year will make it 20 YEARS since Back to the Future was in theaters? I do not see myself as old enough to vividly remember something that happened 20. YEARS. ago. !!!
Alright, maybe I’m done now. Moving on.
Right. So it’s another Hayden along day. The only Hayden activity that I’ve been made aware of is Darra. Very pretty colors. She’s doing dark grays, and they look wonderfully snuggly to me. Good job, Darra! Anyone else working on Haydens?
And now, the white hat I’ve been working on. I did a lot on it yesterday, and I have to frog. That’s what happens when you fly by the seat of your pants, I guess. I thought that I could get by without carefully planning every decrease, and letting the pattern fall random, so long as I maintained a stitch count divisible by six. Well it works, it just looks like crap. So I’m going to frog down to the start of the decreases and rework some numbers. When the sun comes up, I’ll take a picture so you all will believe me when I say it has to be done. On the plus side, while playing around with my nearly completed yet doomed hat, I realized that it may look even better inside out than it does right side out. I honestly can’t decide. How cool is that, eh? A reversible hat! Don’t worry, I’ll show you. Just waiting for the sun…
UPDATE- OK, here we go. This is the “good” side of the hat, or what the hat should look like…
and this is the way wacked side…
See? I’m not making this up. It needs help.