I've been reminded in no uncertain terms this week that it's really important to remember that there are consequences for your internet activities. People read what you've written - possibly more people than you realize - and they don't necessarily pick up on your sense of humor, sarcasm, or teasing.
In one case, I was the one who was stung by someone else's writing. In the other case, I was the one who did the stinging. (Apparently, karma is indeed a bitch.)
Anyway, the case where I was the hurtful one is the most bothersome to me. I never intended to be mean-spirited, but my actions were definitely construed that way. Particularly because I had just been on the other side of the fence on this issue, I'm troubled by my own lack of caution, and this has definitely been a wake-up call.
Oh, right. This is supposed to be a knit blog. Onward!
I'm almost finished with the One Row scarf... only a week late. Oops. Oh well, I think it will still be appreciated. Besides, it's more of a "thank you for being awesome" gift than a Christmas gift. I may finish at lunch today, if luck holds - I put my Chibbi in my pocket this morning to weave in the ends, just in case!
I've been neglecting the "me! me! me!" knitting in favor of gift knitting, and I don't see any end to that trend. My things-to-knit-before-Christmas list keeps growing... so much for my pledge of sanity this year. *sigh*
I want to knit something quick for my secretary to personalize the gift card/wad of cash I'll be handing to her. If I could get my hands on the Holiday Interweave, those garter mug cozies or the Koolhass hat (ummm, plus I want one of these for myself too) might be just the ticket, but so far I haven't had any luck. If I don't find it soon, I'll have to pick something else and just go with it. Boo.
Also, I haven't started TD's mom's hat yet. That on the "to do" this weekend - but I better get my butt over to the bead shop asap!
And, the kicker: I found out last night that my holiday plans now include meeting my cousin's baby for the first time ever (she's already like 8 months old)! It seems ashame to pass up the opportunity to knit some cute baby-wear! Maybe just a hat and mitten set? I've gotta do something!