Things I do when the boyfriend is gone…again

1. eat at odd hours, if I eat
2. bake 4 dozen cookies in the middle of the night
3. play with the bf’s computer and look through all the fun files he has
4. eat cookies for dinner and lunch
5. knit a hat:

Cabled Hat

Pattern: Cabled (pdf)
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino in Sealing Wax
Needles: Addi Turbos 4.5mm

I could have finished this last night if it wasn’t for number 2 and 3 in the list. I needed a quick knit before I dive back into ‘sockpal: the sequel’. Seems I knit this at the right time, today has been a cloudy and cold day. Apparently it’s going to be like this the whole week. I’ll gladly wear this hat every day, it’s super soft and fits me perfectly.

I didn’t mean to make any mods, but maybe my bad mojo got into this knit. In the increase round I made a new stitch between every stitch, resulting in 7 pattern repeats instead of the stated 6. I’m not sure if I did that wrong or not. I also omitted the pompom out of sheer laziness.

6. watch an episode or two of “our shows” without him
7. get mad when he mentions seeing meredith knit while he changes the channels at hotel (I haven’t seen this episode yet, so everyone just stop talking about it or add a spoiler alert!)
8. watch ‘good night and good luck’ and wonder if I liked it or not. still not sure
9. actually do the dishes and keep the apartment reasonably clean (this will all change once he’s back)
10. listen to all the new podcasts and develop a mild crush on Ricky Gervais

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  • Michelle April 3, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    I’m still debating whether I liked good night and good luck, too. Of course, I think that i liked it enough to buy it.

  • Alice April 3, 2006 at 4:43 pm

    I do “2” too 🙂 but Ricky Gervais? Noooo!

  • jo April 3, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Ok, please eat! and I was so laughing at you list, I swear we are the same person sometimes.I had the same feeling about that movie, it kinda left me with that “hun” feeling.

  • Angela April 3, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    Where is he off to now? I’d do the cookie thing (both eat and bake them)..

  • gleek April 3, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    cute cables 🙂 that’s one of the more creative cabled hats i’ve seen around the internets. mmmmm, midnight cookies. a great recipe for bigger hips in my case.

  • Leah April 3, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    We are on the same page with the list!! Why is it that I’m more eager to clean when Isaac is gone? Hmmm!The hat looks great! I’m sure it’s super soft & cozy!Oh & speaking of crushes did you see there are new Episodes of “No Reservations”? Tonight at 10!!

  • Stephanie April 3, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    Ricky Gervais is da bomb. So funny! Have you seen Extras?

  • Wendy April 3, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Definitely liked Good Night and Good Luck! George Clooney, you’ve come a long way from The Facts of Life!Wendy

  • Jennifer April 3, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    I love the hat. Very nice.I haven’t seen Good Night and Good Luck, but I have plans too. Why aren’t you sure about it?

  • Amy April 3, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    “look through all the fun files he has”. UH OH. He is so busted. I bet you have romantic dreams where Ricky Gervais is singing “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”…I mildly liked Good Night and Good Luck. It could have been better, but hey, it’s a lot higher quality than most of the films out there.

  • Liz April 3, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    So glad to hear you are keeping yourself so busy while he is gone… love the hat… felt the same way about the movie, but my mum told me she thought I was “enh” about it cuz the topic is too removed from my experience… now her generation (mid-60s) are loving it… and they were teenagers when the whole McCarthy thing was happening… dunno.. .So now, back to the hat, does handpainted place still sell Malabrigo? I have never seen it on their site…Ricky Gervais, huh… am not even sure who he is… but you got some strong responses about that crush…

  • brooke April 3, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    what kind of cookies? love the hat!

  • Chris April 3, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    The hat is great! And what a fabulous color name, “Sealing Wax.”Hmm, I hope you get some actual nutrients in there somewhere. 😉

  • Julia April 3, 2006 at 7:51 pm

    Don’t tell him, but I love when the BF goes away for a week or so. No extra messes, the place is neat. Even less dusty, if that’s possible. Totally go get a spooky movie, and watch it by yourself in the mid of the night, knitting goes sooo much faster!!

  • Cara April 3, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    Cute hat. A Malabrigo hat sounds delicious. (So do cookies.) So Carl Pilkington just doesn’t do it for you, huh?

  • Sandra April 3, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    oh, what a cute hat. what a cute hat, indeed! Looks very comfy and pretty all that the same time.what little desire and interest I had to see “Good Night and Good Luck” was G-O-N-E after George Clooney’s acceptance speech at the Oscars. Stupid smug mofo. Will you get over yourself one of these days and spare me? Willya? Sorry, I digress. 😛 BTW, you going to Maryland Sheep and Wool?

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  • Oiyi April 3, 2006 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks for making me feel better about my taxes. Glad to know I am not alone.The color Sealing Wax is hot! Nice cables.Number one is my thing, too, when my DH is away on business. But I make the place a mess and not pick up after myself and then clean up like a mad woman before he arrives home.

  • Bryony April 4, 2006 at 2:30 am

    Yay! Love the hat (and the sock pal sock from the other day).Ricky is very easy to get a crush on 😀 Have you seen Extras yet? It is just brilliant!BTW, I too have a cleaner house when DB isn’t here, but I think that is purely because he isn’t here to make a mess…

  • aja April 4, 2006 at 9:55 am

    Number 5 should be changed to “knit a SUPER CUTE hat!”..I love it.

  • hillary April 4, 2006 at 9:56 am

    I love your hat! The color! The cables! It’s all good.

  • brooklyn t w e e d April 4, 2006 at 10:40 am

    i knit a hat for my friend using ‘sealing wax’ last christmas. its one of my favorite malabrigo colorways. your hat looks awesome! i’m still obsessed with that red. thanks for reminding me of it (i think i have about a hats-worth left in my stash…)

  • carrie April 4, 2006 at 12:10 pm

    i was really sick and i’m behind on my bloglines!! love the hat — and meredith knitting was great, but i’ll keep it to myself. i really want to make diamonique, too, but i’m going to wait until it’s warmer. i dunno what yarn to use, either.

  • Lolly April 4, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    Ricky Gervais? haha I just can’t think of him without that white outfit and the whole “music video” sequence on The Office!Great hat, Yahaira. It is beautiful yarn and a nice pattern. Eat a cookie for me ;)Best wishes,Lolly

  • Acornbud April 4, 2006 at 11:10 pm

    What a great looking hat. Mmmm, cookies:)

  • Amanda April 5, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    OMG – when DH is out of town I live on cereal and toast. Too funny!Also – love the hat. The cables are more interesting than the “Basic Cable” that I’ve seen so much of. Gotta give that pattern (and the Malabrigo) a try.

  • Amy April 11, 2006 at 8:58 am

    Woo hoo! Today’s the day!

  • Claudia October 2, 2006 at 4:08 am

    I just happened to stumble upon this entry. I know it is months old, but I couldn’t help but comment because I know exactly what you mean. My boyfriend is working out-of-town and I am so bored! Eat too much, sleep too much, call him too much…