Thursday, May 22, 2008

And I Ran Like Phoebe


This morning, Mr. Happy and I were both heading to Halifax, so we decided to take the ferry together. He was heading to work and I was heading to a convocation brunch where I was to hand out an award (smile, shake hands, have photos taken, wish recipient well, etc.).

We had just crossed the street in front of our house when I said, "Oh no, I don't have any knitting with me!"

I could feel the panic welling up inside me; what if I had free time? what if I had to wait a long time for the ferry? what would I do on the ferry? what if I had to wait for my coworker on the other side?

Mr. Happy looked at the desperation in my face and upon consulting his watch and he said, "You don't have time to go back."

I looked back at the house and then at Mr. Happy and in a fraction of a second, I decided that I could outrun him.

I turned around and started to run (dressed for a fancy occasion, mind you)... and I shouted over my shoulder as I ran,


It wasn't until I emerged from the house and saw Mr. Happy patiently waiting for me on the corner that I realized just how crazy I must have seemed.

When I caught up with him, he said, with a bemused smile, "Did you get your crack?" and that's when I started laughing uncontrollably.

heh heh... "You can't make me stop!"

FO of the day:

Azure socks

Pattern: Azure by The Knitting Pharm
Yarn: Sweet Georgia
Colour: "Life Aquatic"
Needles: 2.5mm
State of Happiness: Overjoyed!


  1. I love the Phoebe run! And I think those socks are GORGEOUS! I must knit them...

  2. The socks look lovely!

  3. Those are loverly socks.

    You just know the day you don't bring knitting is the one you end up having 7 hours of potential knitting time. I learned that on the had way.

  4. Perfect yarn for that pattern. Definitely a 'happy' color :)

    Glad you didn't have to spend the day without doing a row, or line, or whatever you want to call it.

  5. You're so funny!!!

  6. Very funny and disturbingly familiar!

  7. Anonymous8:54 a.m.

    Pretty yarn for a pretty pattern! Perfect for spring.

    I'm glad you didn't trip or anything.

  8. Should we start a 12 step program?

    Also, I loveLOVElove the socks.

  9. I would have gone back too.

    If I leave the house without knitting I feel so... distressed.

    Love the socks! :)

  10. I would have done the same thing. And the neighbors would have heard Darren yelling, "I MARRIED A DORK!" after me.

  11. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You do know that the needles don't go intravenously, right? (Like I'm one to talk. Went to Chapters today with Mr. Munchkin, and was rather inconsolable when I realised that I had nothing to knit.)

  12. Anonymous11:28 p.m.

    When I make an effort like that, to make sure I have some knitting:
    - in case of any free time
    - in case of a long wait for a long time for the ferry
    - in case there is need of something to do on the ferry
    - in case there is a wait for a coworker on the other side

    then I never have any free time; and there is no long wait - for the ferry, while on the ferry or for anyone after the ferry. (Groan.)
    And I'll bet that's what happened to you too.

    Happy knitting,

  13. ooooo nice socks. those may have to be my next socks as soon as i finish my very first monkeys.

    knitting as crack *heh*