Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ahh, that's better!

These ARE socks!

So much more sock-like, donchyathink?

So, this morning I went to renew my passport, which expires in a few days. As we all know, it is, I think, impossible to travel anywhere out of country without one these days, so I thought it best to get it done. Did the photo thing on a day I thought I looked okay - came out with my hair looking like a comb-over faux-hawk - and prepared myself this morning for the rumoured 3 - 4 hour wait at the passport office.

I did one clever thing... I completed my application online.

I arrived, knitting and iPod at the ready, to a S.R.O. (I only recently learned that that means Standing Room Only - most of my life, I thought it was 'Sold Right Out') waiting room - no chairs, and they had only been open 10 minutes!! Because of my online application, I was moved to the "special" line with only three people ahead of me. Folks, I was in and out of there in less than 25 minutes - honestly! I left thinking that I had forgotten something, or something went wrong, because it just seemed impossible.

Nope. All fine. Done in under 25 minutes. I love the internet.

And now onto spring projects... for moi... in my spare time (a favourite oxymoron, right up there with 'extra cash'):
I started this, using navy bamboo yarn purchased some time ago from Discontinued YarnsIMG_0269 from the spring 2007 issue of KnitScene because I am... I don't know... there's something wrong with me, that's why.

And as I started it, I pulled thisIMG_0268 out of my stash, and I want to start it, too.

I am working on my 2nd of 3 Bemidji sweaters for Artisan Knitworks - will take pics once all are assembled - during the day, but night knitting is for me... I just have to figure out what the hell to knit!


Wannietta said...

I <3 online - it's the most wonderful place in the world!!!

The socks are looking great.

Carol said...

Very sock-like! I like the colours. as for the passportthing...yay you! I recently did the passport thing too. Fortunately, I didn't need mine right away, so I mailed it in. Only took 6 weeks (!) Normal is 3...

Miss Scarlett said...

Hey that is excellent! I have read that the lines are slowing down - meaning the crushing, bruising wait time is lessening.
I did my application online too and now just have to get my photo done and get in line. The description of your photo is a killer! I am sure it cannot look the way you describe it though.

I Love the new bamboo project - gorgeous. How is it working with bamboo? I haven't tried it yet, but I really want to.

Socks look much more sock-y!

Riggwelter said...

No more nipples, well done you!

Love those sweaters you're knitting.