Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Just because...


I felt it was time for a gratuitous cat picture!

Anyways, blog will be silent for a bit as I'm traveling for most of the month of March. A business trip to Dayton, Ohio from March 1st through the 4th. Then a vacation to San Francisco, Seattle (hopefully) and Portland (probably) from the 7th until the 25th.

See you March 28th at the DKC when the fabulous Amy will be talking about her new book, No Sheep For You!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I'm not worthy!


Yesterday I got my Not-So-Secret-Secret-Pal Exchange package from Ms. Snark. And holey-moley, do I feel spoiled!!

Let's see... I received Sweetwater's Good Morning Gainesville Full City Roast coffee beans, Numi Toasted Rice Green Tea, locally made honey, 2 CDs filled to the brim with music (almost 14 hours!), Dagoba organic extra dark chocolate (87% cacoa. Yes, I've already busted it open), Zum Body lavender-lemon body lotion (can't wait to slather myself in it this morning), 2 bars of her own handmade soap (my house smells deeeee-vine), a skein of Colinette Jitterbug (in the stunning colourway Toscana), a skein of her very own handspun (70% merino, 30% mohair. Can't. Stop. Squeezing. Do I really deserve it??).

In my opinion, she could have stopped with half this list and I would have been in heaven, but she went one step beyond (youtube link) that totally added in the hog part. Stitch markers! Of Sheep! Three are white and one is black! Teh cuteness!

Ms. Snark, you totally rock the NSSSPE! Thanks for making my first exchange so much fun. I know I've learned a thing or two about spoiling from you. And thanks for including extra bars for Paul's Suzanne. I think she will go mad for them.

BTW - I totally think meeting up at Rhinebeck is an exxxxcellent idea. How many more days??

Monday, February 19, 2007

Not So-Secret-Secret Pal Exchange!

Not too long ago, Sophie introduced me to a blog that made her giggle. She said that I must check it out. After I read a post of her talking with her house I was hooked! (Unfortunately I couldn't find the post in the short amount of time I had this morning to share.)

Before the winter holidays Ms. Snark offered up her homemade soap and I could not pass that opportunity up. Not too long following, the idea of the Not-So-Secret-Secret Pal emerged. Gifts needed to be mailed by February 14th. I got the package out with one day to spare. Not knowing how long Canada Post would take to get the package across the border, I expected to hear that it arrived in a week or two. But no!! I'm so excited that my Not-So-Secret-Secret Pal received her package this past weekend.

Ms. Snark, you were a pleasure to shop for! We should do it again sometime!

I've turned paranoid

Any body out there have an extra ball or two of Noro Silk Garden in colourway 245, lot #A? I'm paranoid I don't have enough to finish a sweater.

Monday, February 05, 2007


I love knitting baby booties. Especially these made out of angora. They are just toooooo darn cute. I made them this weekend with the intention of giving to the expecting parents last night, but started feeling weird about gifting them since I was unsure about the gender of the wee one. Especially since Paul insisted they were pink. I bought the yarn thinking it was more of a neutral, peachy tone


I found out last night that they're 85% sure its going to be a girl. I should have brought them. The baby is due in four days. I may have to pop them in the mail.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Project Update

Yesterday I was kinda farting around. Had a hard time working. So I thought a lot about knitting. I thought about the Kitty Hat and how I still haven't finished it. I think I will finish it soon, though. At least that's what I thought. I also thought about my stash. Stash Bash Night didn't do much to lighten my load, as I did get a few balls of interesting stuff. But at least I didn't leave with more than I showed up with. While looking for things to bring, I discovered an Interweave Knits that I had hidden away. I looked at my 5 skeins of Wooly Bully and thought that the Portland Pullover would be a good match for it.

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I also thought how the Huggable Toy from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts doesn't look very huggable. Once I looked at the picture, I felt a little better about it. I think I see some hugable-ness there.

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I did think very hard about three little words. Because on Wednesday I was doubting them. And trust me when I say, I couldn't have been more wrong. Those three words: Trust. The. Noro.

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I'm off to watch a movie, drink some wine and eat some dinner with my honey-pie. I won't think about the baby booties I need to have done by Sunday.