Katie has inherited my thing for cars. On Monday, October 2nd, I drove her to the parking lot of our nearest grocery store -- at 5:30 a.m. -- so she could take delivery of her new baby. It's a 1990 Saab 900 Turbo which she purchased, all by herself, via the internet, from a used car dealer in New York. She not only found and purchased the car herself, she also arranged financing for a small amount of the purchase price, transport of said vehicle from NY to WI, insurance, licensing, maintenance check-up, and purchase and installation of a new radio*. In short, my baby doesn't need me anymore. I'm both happy and sad, you know? Doesn't she look happy? I think she likes the way the wind blows through her hair when the sun roof is open. She's also been turning heads. You know how guys with puppies or babies just naturally attract the appreciable and admiring attention of the opposite sex? It's like that for Katie with this car. Who knew? She's a little blown away, too, and said that this particular car must be the "muscle car of Saabs." Plus, she's just so darn cute and stylish, if a mother may say. ; )
*I don't know what to call it. It's a radio, but ohsomuchmore -- iPod-ready, satellite radio-ready, CD player, and the display panel is a regular light show!
KNITTING: Deb, you were right! I stuck with it and I love Eunny's Bayerische sock! I took Margene's advice, sort of, in regard to the tightness of my knitting and went up a needle size; "sort of" because I only ripped back to the increase row, so the ribbing is done on Size 0 and the rest on Size 1. I have a start on the second large repeat and tried on the sock last night (not easy with inflexible DPNs) and I think it's going to be just fine. I'm not dropping nearly as many stitches and the knitting is much more pleasurable overall. And I've decided that my next socks are going to be Mim's Eleanora. Yes, I do have two (three, if you want to get technical) other pairs of socks in progress already. What of it?