I was too lazy to make my own coffee this morning (I know, I know…how hard is it to grind some beans and add hot water?), so I stopped off at the nearest coffee shop for a latte. While waiting for my drink, I read some newspaper clippings that were taped on the wall near the pick-up counter. My horoscope cracked me up.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Today is an 8 — Some costs are higher than expected. Other things you’ll get on sale for unbelievable discounts. It’s hard to make projections. Do the best you can and make corrections as you go along.

It’s hard to make projections? Seriously? Isn’t that the whole point of horoscopes? Also, I suspect the author, Ms. Linda Black, graduated from tautology school. On the surface it could sound clever to say some things are going to be expensive and some things are going to be cheap, but really it’s just a ridiculously obvious truism.

I was hoping for hints about romance, adventure and great wealth, but have to admit, this horoscope supplied plenty of amusement for one morning.

Knitting Knews:

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on my blog, but I’m knitting the fair-isle yoke sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Opinionated Knitter. I was inspired by Jessica’s and Sharon’s beautiful renditions. My version is going to be in clownish colors, since my stash seems to be overflowing with really bright yarns, but I’ve decided that’s a good thing. We Pacific Northwesterners have to cope with a lot of gray skies and a dose of happy color is good for the soul.


I’ve knit the body and am halfway up the second sleeve. It’s working up very quickly! Soon, I’ll get to do the fun multi-colored yoke. I can hardly wait.

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