Friday, February 02, 2007

Oops, and knitting

Driving to work, thinking about all the things I need to do today, trying to remember if I did indeed leave my keys on my desk, and trying to figure out how to leave a little early so I can go to the gym and still have time to tidy up the house when I have a 2 pm meeting, I turned right and trundled on down the road. I was shaken out of my thoughts when I saw a bright flash of light in my rearview mirror. I looked up, and saw a minivan parked at the side of the road.



It's a school zone.

>>insert bad word<<

The nice lady at the photo radar desk for the St. Albert RCMP said that I couldn't have only been going 40 (even though that's what my speedometer said), because it takes a minimum of 43 kph to activate the camera. She also said that if I go to court when I receive the ticket, I may be able to get payment options, or the fine reduced (apparently, new tires can put your speedometer out by 3-4 kph, and I do have newer tires on the car). But if I was only going 43 kph, the fine is only $89. I can budget for that. It was bound to happen sooner or later, I suppose. And I suppose I'm lucky in that I never go more than about 40 kph down that road anyway, because it's so stupidly put together. But still, that was my oops for the day (week, month...).

In happier news, this is the final project update post, and then I suppose I'll have to get to work on some of those projects so they warrant another update at some point! On to the knitting!

Mike's scarf. It doesn't look like much, but it's knitted in the round, and when it's not curling up at the bottom, it's about five inches long. The wool is so wonderful to work with. Sometimes I stop and press it to my face for a minute. I can't believe it doesn't itch!

The first Harry Potter scarf for donating next Christmas. I have ordered all the light coloured yarns directly from the manufacturer, but they haven't come yet, so there really isn't much pressure to get the first round of the dark colour done. In case you can't tell, I've started with Gryffindor.

And finally, looking more Rasta then skullcap now, is the blanket! I am into the second ball of yarn in the sage colour, with only a few more rounds to go until I get to the dark green.

So we come to the end of this week's updates. I'm looking forward to a good weekend, breaking in the fondue pot (as long as I remember to go get fuel today), and good company. See you next week!


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