Wednesday, June 28, 2006

One Jaywalker down...thanks World Cup!


Every four years there is an event that brings me close to missing my ex-husband--le Mondial! See, we were GREAT as pot-smoking buddies (it was the '80s), we racked up credit card debt on carefree, live now-pay later vacations to Italy, France and Morocco (4 times) like nobody's business, had so much fun spending our twenties letting the wine flow at late night parties in Athens, GA. with slacker pals and, most memorably, bonded over professional sporting events. Good times. (And I'm still paying for them, literally and figuratively). However, when children and responsibilities were introduced into the picture, the house of cards came tumbling down and the marriage went south...The World Cup was our primo event, we always had a blast together. His dad was a professional player, he had encyclopedic knowledge of the game and a lot of enthusiasm and taught me much about it. Gradually it became the only guaranteed stress-free period of our life together. That was a long time ago, and now we have both thankfully moved on and have negotiated a much better, healthier relationship as friends. He lives in Brooklyn and owns this store. I am married to the Darling Marxist Curmudgeon with whom I am much happier, he's truly the love of my life and I can't believe I get to spend every day from here on out with him. Nevertheless I have been enjoying the hell out of the World Cup and am knitting up a storm during the matches while I fondly remembering the parts of the first marriage relationship that weren't a problem.


I finished the Jaywalker this afternoon, and I have to say I am happy with it and feel energized and ready to start number two. I feared the second sock syndrome but instead the opposite has occured-- I fervently want to finish so I can have a guilt-free start on the Koigu socks. Go Argentina and Jaywalking forever and ever!

6 comments:

MandyJ said...

WOOHOO to finished sock and wanting to start another, thats where my trouble is with the second sock LOL. Awesome job on it. My kids watched some of the world cup they were amazed at the size of the field compared to theirs.

Dove Knits said...

Hey, congratulations on the Jaywalker! It looks great! You know, Grumperina is still giving away prizes for every 50th socks in her gallery -- go submit them, you never know!

My entire workspace has been cup-crazy. Today, I found half the workforce crammed into an office watching the game online! My boss is hosting happy hour at 2 to watch the game, AND cancelled meeting for today :)

Melissa said...

Great job on the sock!

amanda cathleen said...

Your sock is looking good! Love the colors : )
Enjoy watching the game!

Lone Knitter said...

Your Jaywalker looks awesome and so does number 2! I'm jealous of all the projects you have on the needles. (For some reason my computer won't let me comment on your latest entry or even read it all :( ...) I'm already itching to cast on for two different projects and am dreading finishing Jaywalker 2. But yours look like a dreamy knit. (I didn't go to Vietnam so you needn't be jealous, but did reach the Thai/Cambodian border.)

Dipp mukherjee said...

great of all time.i am with you.wish you success in comming world cup.

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