Tuesday, August 14, 2007

If I Only Had A Brain...

Act of brainlessness #1:
Well, first of all, I finished the hand warmers I was making--HOORAY!But I made the second one a month or so after the first and I may have forgotten which size needles I used for the first--D'oh!I was going to pick up stitches at the cuff of the smaller one and knit a few more rounds until they matched, but when you look at them up close, they are obviously two different gauges. Oh well, lesson learned--either attach a note or knit them one after the other instead of waiting a month or two.

Act of brainlessness #2:
Technically, the first part of this act is really more the result of my lack of coordination than brain power. However, the second part is pure moron. So, here's what happened: I bought a new pair of shoes (exhibit A) and they have a supergrip rubber sole (exhibit B).

The supergrip sole catches on the thick pile carpet every once in a while, especially if I'm tired and not picking up my feet properly. On more than a few occasions, I've stumbled embarrassingly. I was discussing this with our receptionist today and laughing about it before walking back to my office...where my feet caught on the carpet and I went face first into the window. Laughing, I went back to the lobby to tell Mirna and recreate it for her--you know, because it was pretty hilarious--when, in the act of recreating, my shoe caught again and I went face first into the doors of our suite, HARD. Really, really hard. So hard that my jaw hurt and I was kind of woozy. Yeah, I'm a doofus.

Act of brainlessness #3:
Nothing yet, but the night is young.


Frank said...

And to make matters worse, they sold you two left shoes! ;)

Ellen Bloom said...

Oooh... Yeowch! Maybe file down the rubber grippers on those shoes!

The wrist warmers look good. Remember, you'll be wearing the wrist end UNDER a jacket, so the length shouldn't show! There. Problem Solved.