So even though I appreciate all the votes for the blue yarn, I completely changed my mind (as I, and all sane females, reserve the right to do in any situation), and went for another color altogether. This is a heathery medium grey (a true grey, not a brown grey like the last color), it's Aurora 8 color 26. We were out of stock in it the other day when I tried to find a color to use, but then I ordered it on a whim and when it arrived I knew it was perfect. So it came home with me today, and I was all set to make a bigger swatch, and test out some of the stitch patterns.
I got home and ate my sushi dinner.
(the best team button, in my opinion! Courtesty of Beadslut)Then I went to open the bottle of wine, which I planned to sip while knitting and watching the latest Netflix movie that just came (Seabiscuit, if you were wondering), and swatching the cables.
So I have 2 corkscrews. One is the kind that waiters use, which uses a lever-action to pull the cork out. The other is a really cheap one which looks like a T, screw being at the bottom, which you pull straight out to get the screw out. I like the waiter corkscrew much better, but when I went to use it I noticed the bottom of the screw was twisted, and it's therefore now a nice, useless piece of pastic and metal. I tossed it in the trash (all the while wondering who the hell did that to the thing, probably my old roommates), and tried the T-shaped one.
I screwed it down into the cork, and started to pull. Nothing. Pulled and pulled some more, nothing. So I start rocking it back and forth, trying to loosen the cork. Nothing happened for a second, then the whole thing flew up into the air suddenly -- the metal screw broke in half in the cork! So now I have two broken corkscrews, a bottle of wine with its cork still stuck in it, and half a metal screw stuck in the cork. What now?
Long story slightly shorter, I just spent the last 20 minutes picking the damn cork out of the bottle piece by piece, alternately using a knife, a wrench, and the first broken screwdriver (for leverage). I DID IT, and now I'm rewarded by a nice glass of wine (which, incidentally, isn't that great).
Too bad my hands ache so much after this that I can't knit!!!!
Now I'm joining this team:
LOVE this button!