Sunday, February 03, 2008

Life's simple pleasures

It doesn't take much to make me smile. For instance, these things did the trick today:

The city installed a light on Cahuenga on that curve after (or before, depending on which way you're driving) the John Anson Ford theatre. I'm so happy. It used to be a stop sign and drivers would have to take their chances because you can't see the cars coming up from Odin Street.
I successfully learned double knitting, a technique that has confounded me for ages. Thank you "Son of Stitch N Bitch" for finally making it clear to me. I frogged my swatch so I could use the yarn, but here's an example for anyone who doesn't know what double knitting is--so that you can be suitably impressed with my mad self-teaching skills. The pattern for the pictured scarf, done by Crafty Chick, can be found here.
I went to Michael's today and found the perfect colors for a couple of projects. I got some soy yarn (2/$6) and some Vanna's Choice (2/$5), and I picked up some dishcloth cotton yarn (4/$5) because despite my earlier assertion, I don't really have that much cotton after all.

Other things that made me smile today:
  • New mascara
  • The Laz-E-Boy commercial that starts off with the guy yelling "Punt," because he doesn't really annunciate the P very well and it sounds like something entirely different, and I'm 12 years old at heart.
  • Doris Day and James Garner films. James Garner was so damn handsome.
  • Toilet Paper on sale!! Gotta love Target.
That's all. I'm easy.

4 comments:

Sachi said...

1. The traffic light makes me do the dance of joy.

2. That scarf makes me squeal all happy-like.

3. I seriously need some dishcloth cotton myself.

Annika said...

That traffic light made my YEAR. I keep meaning to post about it at blogging.la but I am too damn lazy.

I want to learn double knitting and I need some dishcloths, so I'm thinking I should make myself a double knit dishcloth. Thoughts? Pattern suggestions?

Helena Handbasket said...

I too am a sucka for James Garner. Be still my beating heart. Well, not too still as I want to go on loving James Garner.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

PUNT!!! I've heretofore hated that commercial ("He's such a bad arm-chair quarterback." REALLY.), but you've given it new meaning. And I will laugh - Mwahahahahahahh!

Also? DK is good. DK/illusion is better. Just you wait and see!!!

and 3, soy for $6/2?! Were they on sale?! Is it Bernat?? B/c @ Joann's, they are like, $4/1.

Beware of fast bikes and easy women.