One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Inquiring Minds

September 24th, 2005 · 9 Comments

I have a lovely finished object to show y’all.  The Girlfriend Swing Sweater is now done.  Sweet little sweater for Ms. Kat.  I’m pretty sure its large enough for the little monkey that she should be able to wear it through the fall and more than likely next spring.  I had a little trouble convincing her to put it on so I could take a picture.  Mom got her to do it with a little sweet talking.  She’s a true cat and came straight for me as I held the camera.  I did get to snap off some very cute pictures, if I do say so myself.  I’m pleased with the modifications that I made to it.  Full details of that are in the album pages here.  (click for larger images)

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And true to toddler-hood, after struggling to get her into the thing, she didn’t want to take it off.  I started a hat from the Knit Hats! book, the "Child’s Felted Hat" in the same yarn to match this cute little coat.  That should be done in no time.  Good thing I started knitting again at lunch, I have so many projects I want to work on.  Either Samus or Eris need to be addressed soon.  Not to mention the yarn that’s on order that I mentioned in my last post.  Someday I’ll take some pictures of the current stash. 

Hmm, I could be knitting… NOW.  But…

I’m sure that inquiring minds want to know, my lunch date with (S) was postponed until Monday.  I got an email from him early Friday telling me that he was looking forward to meeting me, but could I call him before our get together.  Sure, no problem.  Well he was getting slammed at work and wondered if we could change our plans and maybe get together at 2:30 for coffee.  Tough time, but then he suggested lunch on Monday.  Works for me!  Got to break up the two big Asian meals in one day thing I had scheduled.  Something to look forward to Monday for…

Now we get to dinner.  I was nervous as hell.  Surprised me too how nervous I was about the whole thing.  I forced myself to go, really, what was there to be nervous about.  I had free babysitting and I was getting out of the house for something other than work.  All good.  Anyway, I got to the restaurant and (B) had arrived before me.  Good thing he recognized me because I wouldn’t have recognized him.  Where I had used recent pictures for my online profile (borrowed them from my Finished Items albums – Ribby and Ribby Shell for the curious) he hadn’t and had changed quite a bit.  There were no awkward silences, conversation was good, food was better.  In the end, he’d make  good friend, but I feel no physical attraction for him at all.  It would have to be faked and that wouldn’t be fair to each of us.  See, I was right for wanting to put the brakes on all the telephone conversations I was having with him.  So much energy expended on what looked good on paper and went conversationally well, to end because of a lack of chemistry.  I’m going to call him and thank him for a lovely dinner and decline any further contact.  In the end, the first date in a long long time is finally under my belt.

On that note, I’m going back to the felted hat for the monkey.

Craft on!

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lynne S of Oz // Sep 25, 2005 at 2:40 am

    Wow – I was going to comment on your previous post and say enquiring minds want to know how it all went, but you beat me to it with this post 🙂
    I think you are marvellously brave – I’ve never been out on a dinner date with someone I wasn’t already going out with!

  • 2 Kim // Sep 25, 2005 at 8:26 am

    Kat’s jacket is adorable!! Glad to read that your date was enjoyable, even if he isn’t the one. Nothing is worse than being on a date that you want to run from…

  • 3 Carole // Sep 25, 2005 at 8:57 am

    The coat is wicked cute! And she looks adorable.
    Now that you’ve broken the ice on the first date thing it should get easier. Here’s hoping the lunch date tomorrow is great!

  • 4 Cece // Sep 25, 2005 at 10:52 am

    Well – glad you survived the first date! It’s the hardest.

    I’m just here catching up on blogs after my week of vacation – love the jacket!

  • 5 Donna // Sep 25, 2005 at 7:48 pm

    Miss Kat appears to be quiet the charmer in the new Swing jacket. Great job mom! Waiting to read about lunch on Monday….

    Does Alice Fields have a booth at Rhinebeck selling the cormo like you purchased at MS&W?

  • 6 mamacate // Sep 25, 2005 at 11:48 pm

    Sorry the date didn’t end more hopefully, but it sounds like a decent evening out. And wow, Kat is just adorable in that jacket. I think that one is going to have to go on my project list toot sweet. 🙂

  • 7 Nancy // Sep 25, 2005 at 11:51 pm

    OK, I’m seriously behind on reading – Rachel was home from school sick (better now) at the end of last week so I’m out of the loop. I’m gone for a week and you meet ’em and dump ’em while I’m looking away!

    PERFECT move on cutting the phone fun short. I had that happen enough that if we got past one or at most two good phone calls I always went for the meeting. Chemistry counts and it’s only harder if you’ve gotten to like them.

    Kat is an absolute doll in her sweater! Great job mom! So true about them being like cats.

  • 8 Elaine // Sep 26, 2005 at 12:08 am

    Love the sweater! What a terrific color on Miss Kat. Good deal on the date. Old picture? what’s up with that? Buh-by! later dude! NEXT! 🙂

  • 9 Lisa // Sep 26, 2005 at 1:34 pm

    Love the pictures of Kat in her new jacket. And I can’t believe you ordered that yarn from Janette – I’ve been looking at it too. I keep holding off.

    Hope your lunch went well today!!