July 1, 2012
A conversation, in line at the variety store ten minutes before the start of the pre-game show:
Guy behind me: Who is going to win the match today?
Me: (grinning, tapping the crest on my Spain jersey)
GBM: I hope so. . . might help keep things calm on Erie Street*.
Me: In no way is it going to happen like that.
Now it’s half time and Spain is up 2-0 over Italy. I kind of wish I could run over to Erie Street just to see what the mood is like over there, except I also don’t want to go anywhere near the place.
*Windsor’s all-Italian neighbourhood
Posted by jodi on July 1, 2012 at 3.48pm
July 1, 2012
Pomatomus sock that was never going to get finished + vintage button = cozy Blackberry sleeve!
Maybe this will keep me from pocket dialing Bob all the time, which I did three times in one night while on a trip to Toledo (racking up both long distance AND roaming charges; yikes!). If nothing else, it will single me out as the nerdiest at that moment during every restaurant meal when all the people at the table disengage from conversation and start beeping and booping on their devices.
Yarn: Trekking XXL, colour 495
Mods: Step one, start the sock, fall in love with the pattern as you knit really quickly to the ankle, get distracted by some other shiny thing and let it sit in a bag somewhere for seven years.
Step two, unravel to the length of your phone, divide the stitches onto two needles and close the bottom with a three-needle bind off.
Step three, pick up a couple of stitches at the cast on edge, knit a wee flap, stick a buttonhole in it. Sew on a button. Slide your phone in, button it shut, congratulate yourself and sally forth, free of expensive and annoying pocket dials.
Posted by jodi on July 1, 2012 at 10.21am