Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ice and Mittens

Walking on the ice yesterday was crazy. I can do snow, but not ice. I so wanted to see more of the white stuff so I can play in it. It was a serious balancing act until I got downtown. But when I left my house, I was trying to figure out what was going on with my HOA dues because the sidewalks and driveways were terrible. However, when I did get home they were much better. College Boy called me and told me he fell in the driveway and when he got to school, no one was there. I told him later that he should give his Professor his cell number because she called him cancelling school but we are not home during the day.

These are my steps. I can't even lie, I was slidding like I was on a slip and slide, but you know what I am old and got mad skills. I just let myself slide. When I stopped, I gained my composure and made a damn plan. I made a B line to the street because I saw my drive way (not college boy - youngin) and I was not going to fall - shit people could be looking out their damn window.

This is the sidewalk, I had to walk down here to get out of my subdivision after making it out of the gates. Again once I made it out, I made it to the street and was walking right down the sucker like I had bumpers because I was not getting out of the street.

I wanted to make these mittens for a very long time. I told myself that I would wait until the semester was over and then I would make them. However, I was still working on other knit projects (will take pics and introduce them to you tomorrow), and I had other plans while on break, read James Patterson, watch some movies, cook and some other stuff, so I didn’t get to do them. Well, I finally started a week or two ago, but it is going really slow because I am trying to read stuff for class, read a book I know I should not have started just before class AND life….

So, without further ado, here is my beginning mitten:

Thank you all for saying "it is my blog." Nevertheless, I feel like I am not being true to myself by being half of who I am. See this is the somewhat censored Urban (ain't that some shiggity) and a sistah needs to breathe. I have a lot I want to discuss and I would like to do that. You know I walk through life as two people – the conservative Urban, and then the um …. yeah, other Urban. So, I will see how it goes. Hell since my readers says its cool, maybe it might be this one and I have to scratch the other. To be continued......


cici said...

I would have love to seen you trying to walk in that snow... it's dangerous out there. The mittens are going to be beautiful!!! Happy knitting and all the other busy stuff you do!

Virtuous said...

LOL @ slip and slide! I am sure you were! Haha!

And are those the Chevalier mitts?!?!?! In red??
AAAAAAAAAAAAAH I wanted to knit those but punked out and did the Bella ones ;op
That chart made my eyes go criss/cross and I didn't want to concentrate that hard right now! Haha!

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Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Wow, coming up in Michigan, I used to have 1 big-leg-sprawling slip on the ice EVERY winter until I was in my 30's. Then it just never happened again. Pretty terrifying huh !

Anonymous said...

I know, life gets in the way! It's hard sometimes, which is why I don't blog as much as I would like. What can you do?? But it IS your blog, you do what you want, when you can.

Anonymous said...

Reading about ya'll falling all over the ice and stuff is just the funniest thing ever.