Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Slow News Day

Did you ever live in a small safe city where they didn't have enough news to fill the 11 (or 10 CST) p.m. broadcast? We used to love to laugh at the news in upstate NY. We had our pick of Syracuse or Binghamton and both gave us many Onion-esque lead stories. Once the Syracuse station had a live reporter interviewing folks at a NY Thruway rest stop and verifying that (GASP!) people were speeding on the Thruway! One great story that baffled us, "Syracuse loses, no riot." The reporter on the scene was in an area adjacent to the University reporting that the streets were empty and there was nothing going on.

That's kind of what it feels like Chez SABLE lately. At least on the knitting front. Ok, there was Last Saturday Knitting this past weekend. And we had a new face.

I finished my mystery project. More about that in a few days.

I'm almost done with my Dad's birthday socks. His birthday was yesterday, and I told him the gift would get mailed in the next few days. We're all pretty casual about timing the arrival of birthday presents in my family. And we called and sang Happy Birthday loudly and off-key.

I did finish reading A Thread of Grace, but not before the book group. I highly recommend this book. In a nutshell, it's about Italian and other Jewish refugees resisting the Nazi occupation in northwestern Italy from 1943 until the end of the war in Europe.

I think I'll be ready to flash some stash on April 1. Certainly, not a comprehensive inventory, but it'll give you all an idea of just how sick I really am.

I should make some rapid progress on a few dormant WIPs in the next couple weeks. I'm also trying to get a quick submission done for a deadline on April 15.

Patience is a virtue.


Carla said...

Elizabeth, I had no idea that you used to live in upstate NY!

we moved FROM Madison last year and now live in upstate NY (Syracuse)
You would be shocked however, that the Syracuse news is rather scary nowadays. Shootings, stabbings, you name it. When we were living in Homer last year, we would watch the news, and just CRINGE about even visiting Syracuse after watching the news. Now we actually live in Syracuse...and it is actually kinda scary.

Jerry & Maxy said...

OOooooo, your mystery project looks elegant. Can't wait for more!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, we all look so serious!! Next time maybe one of us should smile!

Hope you finish the socks soon.

Elizabeth said...

Carla, we lived in Ithaca for 12 years while my husband was in grad school and doing post docs. It's hard to believe we've been gone so long: almost 10 years.

Jenny, next time I'll ask someone to tell a stupid joke. That might lighten up the expressions a bit.

Terby said...

We do look serious! And my posture is terrible. Hmm. I bet I know what that submission is for!

allisonmariecat said...

Lovely mystery project! That blue is just beautiful.

I'm not sure about stash flashing...I don't really want to face my stash. I already have a spreadsheet that's pretty scary, but a photo...yeesh.

Linda L. said...

I second the stupid joke idea. I'm sure I can come up with something!

Love the wrap! Can't wait to hear more about it.

lee said...

Hey! I used to live in Binghamton (Vestal, actually) and I grew up near Syracuse! It's a small world afterall...