Monday, August 15, 2005

Good Times

Man, this weekend has been awesome, for a plethora of good reasons:

(1) I got to hang out with my friends Mark, Joe and CornBred (it's a long story and almost worth telling) in Chicago on Friday night. We went to Chicago Hot Glass, where CornBred's college buddy was showing his latest work and putting on a glassblowing demonstration, like this:

I was far away and the camera doesn't have zoom, so you'll have to take my word for it that the demo was awesome. The orangey thing on the end of the long stick is superhot glass being shaped. It was really amazing to watch. I learned a lot without even trying. Beauteous.

(2) My friend Annie called. This may not sound like amazing weekend fun, but it is because Annie was in NYC for what seemed like a long time, and now she's back in Illinois (which is a fact I didn't grasp until we were almost at the end of the conversation). Huzzah! Annie's lots of fun and I'm super excited she's back in the Midwest, although it is the Midwest.

(3) I'm in the Crochet Blogs ring! I've had the button on my page for a while, which was part of the joining process, and now it works and I'm in! O frabjous day! Calloo Callay! Tres exciting. Check out the whole list. Go do it now.

On top of all those delights, I've got my Autumn is Not for Wimps scarf well underway:

It's not as orangey as it looks in this picture. Or maybe it is. I don't know. I may have become blinded by its outrageous colorway. It is fairly obnoxious, isn't it?

In other crochet news, I finished Margaret's sunshade hat and put it in the mail. The FO:

I hope she gets the package before she reads this post. When did I send it? Thursday? Or Tuesday? I have no idea--keeping track of days is difficult. I try to remember what day it is based on which crochet UFO I'm working on, but then that plan falls to bits because I don't work on the same UFOs on the same days. This is why I'm marrying Nick; he's the most organized person ever and I hope some of the organizational skill transfers to me via close contact. Kinda like a cold. But better for me.

Anyhow, that's the hat. Perfect, I hope, for sunny Florida. And that sums up my weekend. Or perhaps more than the weekend (the space-time continuum is warping again). Do I seem indecisive to you? I can't tell.


Anna said...

I think I saw these guys at the Gold Coast Art Fair a few weeks ago. The kids thought the whole process was very cool.

Anna said...

Oops by "these guys" I meant employees of the Chicago Hot Glass.