did the birthday sweater get finished?

Um, nope, not yet… but almost!

The first sleeve (on the circular needle) just seemed to go on forever, and the next thing you know, I’d knit it too long… so it’s ripped back to the correct length here. The other sleeve got its cuff knit last night (corrugated like the rib at the bottom of the sweater). Maybe I’ll get the other cuff and collar done tonight. Probably not.


What else we’re all talking about…

A new president!


We got to watch the inauguration at lunch at work yesterday, but not online. We got the message that we shouldn’t because the state’s bandwidth usage was over the top and all sorts of web applications were failing.

Geology has a television (rabbit ears reception), and I convinced them that we’d have better reception upstairs, because we have a big open space at the end of the hall…
and it was a little better, and we got color, which wasn’t happening downstairs. But see that snowy image? It was only marginally better in person. And how do you like those “shades” covering the glass window? They are tarps quickly grabbed from the field gear and taped up.

Here’s the Peanut Gallery (mostly Geology folks at the foreground… some of us MNAPers are out of the view)

A historic day and a momentous occasion!

And don’t you all want a hat like Aretha wore? OK, maybe not if we all will look like Ellen. Maybe you need to be a queen to carry it off.


6 Responses so far

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    kmkat said,

    January 21, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    I loved her hat. Perfect in gray, too — just imagine the impact if it and her coat had been RED!

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    January 21, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

    Rabbit ears only for another month! Enjoy it while you can, Geology!

    I had a day off, picked a while ago without regards to the date. Yay me! I got to watch the whole thing uninterrupted, except my husband came home during the luncheon part, and the TV got turned off and I started doing laundry, and then I didn’t see the inauguration parade, which would have been fun.

    Didn’t get some other things done I was supposed to, but so worth it.

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    Jennifer said,

    January 22, 2009 @ 9:06 am

    My 1st grader watched the inauguration at school too. I don’t know if it made a real impression. He enjoyed the music though.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    January 22, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

    GREAT sweater! Your husband is a lucky guy.

    Hear you on the inauguration-thing. I can’t stop grinning every time I ponder “President Obama.” Makes me warm and fuzzy all over.

    Make sure your camera’s ready next week – Bubbilicious Lives! And it needs to be documented –

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    Chris said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 8:21 am

    Cool that you got to watch it at work! Not so much here, alas…

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    Emily said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    Ladybug was home sick on Tues, and she didn’t seem too interested in the inauguration, so I missed most of it. I do have to say, though, that Aretha can wear anything because she’s Aretha!

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