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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Shorter n' Sweeter

I will try to keep this post brief. I have alot of baking an errands to run today. And did I mention the house is a mess and needs spring cleaning badly? (By the way, we were invited to a First Communion at the last minute for this Sunday (which is out of town), so there goes away one more day for hoping to get DH to help me clean the garage. Ugh.)




First, I received my first SP10 Swap Package. It is way cool and worth the wait.



I have the new Yarn Harlot book, which looks funny. And a really cool metal bookmark, which has the unusual feature of actually STAYING in place when the book is open. It is balanced to just lie there perfectly. Now I know that observation may seem odd to you, but I always have to put bookmarks between the next pages in a book to get them to stay. What can I say, being an engineer and bibliophile I love it. I also have more Knitpicks merino sock yarn and kool aid to dye with...do we see a trend here? I think I have finally reached critical mass of those two things. I no longer have excuses to keep procrastinating so I must dye some already! And chocolate raspberry bar and the cutest bear stitchmarkers to add to my bear collection. I was tempted to buy some on my own, but I did not because of budget constraints and I am glad I did not!



Second, in response to viewer mail:

YarnThrower said...
Your sock is cute! Sounds like your trip was really fun. I agree about the whole dpn thing. I just really like my dpn's!!!! Now of course, you know what we're all thinking when you begin your post with, "I am overdue..."..... Any comment?



Sorry about the confusion. I am trying to conceive (somewhat but not WAY aggressively. :) C'mon now, I don't want to completely freak out my husband.). So, I am sorry for posting something like that. Honestly, I did not even think that it would be misconstrued. Shows you how clueless I am about that whole vernacular. And on the dpn thing...don't get me wrong. I understand that using circs is like finding the holy grail of sock knitting to people who hate dpns. But I LOVE dpns. They fold up so nicely into your bag, and don't hurt my hands as much. Having multiple balls hanging from circs can get tiring when you are in a small space like an airplane.

We finally have our first HOA board meeting tonight. Give me strength....

5 comments:

Tiffany said...

Wow you really got spoiled!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad you liked it! I've got another package in the works, too . . .

Kristy said...

I'm with you on the DPNs. I've tried other methods, and never was all that impressed. To each her own!

YarnThrower said...

Good luck at your HOA meeting. You're a stronger woman than I am :-)

g. said...

another dpn lover here. i've done magic loop for making baby soaker pants but haven't figured it out for socks yet. I love the dpns because they're lightweight and give you 'goals' as you go around all the needles.