23 March 2006

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

Four things made me very happy this morning. They are:

1. Sun. The sun is shining for the second day in a row, and although it is still pretty cold out, there is the hint of spring in the air.

2. Coffee.

Coffee always makes me happy (what does it say about me that sometimes, when I drink my morning cup, I feel a sensation akin to love for my coffee?), but it makes me particularly happy to drink it out of my favorite coffee mug. The Green Line was the cafe across the street from my house when I lived in West Philly. My roomate worked there. My friends 'lived' there. I knew the people who owned it. It was the quintessential 'neighborhood hang out.' Now, I love living in Virginia. I'm very happy here. But sometimes, I miss the city so much, it hurts. The Green Line is one of the things I miss the most.

3. Canal du Midi socks, in STR Marbles (see how much the ball of yarn looks like a marble? I LOVE this!).

Ok, so maybe I've fallen in love again with variegated yarn. Because this stuff is lovely, and as far as I can tell, it's not going to obscure the pattern (fingers crossed). I also have been reminided that I really do prefer knitting on dpns over magic loop. I have a beautiful STR jaywalker on the needle right now that i just can't bring myself to work on because I don't like doing magic loop... dpn socks seem to fly off the needle for me (or at least the first one does... i'm treading dangerous terretory starting a new sock when I haven't finished the mate to yesterday's blue sock).

4. This. I love knitblog love. Theresa totally made my day.

I hope you all have a day that is as good as today promises to be.

P.S. some time, somewhere that I can no longer find, someone posted an alternative to blogger for downloading pictures onto this site. I have been having a b**ch of a time getting photos onto here the last two days. Suggestions?


Laura said...

Don't feel bad, I sometimes feel that way about my morning coffee or tea, too. :)

I sometimes find it easier to upload my photos to Photobucket and then enter the url instead of trying to upload the photos directly from Blogger. Does that make sense? Email me if you'd like me to walk you through it!

Of course, I moved from one city (DC) to another (Cleveland), so it's not exactly the same thing, but sometimes I really miss DC. (Even though I wouldn't want to live there again.) I miss Vietnamese and Afghan food. Lame.

amanda said...

I like the way the colors are knitting up in the Canal du Midi socks. I've had the same back and forth debate re: variegated and solid sock yarn. I think I firmly plant a foot on one side of the fence and then I stumble upon a variegated yarn I MUST knit. I've just decided to leave it up to chance and whimsy.

BTW, I found you through Theresa -- yay! I've enjoyed poking around your blog.

Stuntmother said...

I am completely with you, right in the middle of coffee love and right (still) in the middle of Philly. I followed you here from Knitting Underway and am happy to have arrived.

I am holding out for STR. I have pre-STR-love. It's like the opposite of when you say (after the break up) "...but I still LURVE him (or her)."