Sunday, February 18, 2007

You're Welcome - Thank You

Since Maryse has extended her contest until midnight tonight, I'm posting 2 more stunning shots of my feet in their fancy coverings.

I don't know about winning anything, there's some stiff competition out there. Thanks Maryse, this was fun.

Yesterday, I spent some time organizing my knitting bookshelf and free knitting patterns I hoarded collected on-line. I mean really, you'd think I didn't have books or anything.

I now have 4 3" 3 ring binders and finally, all those patterns are organized. If my knitting isn't organized chaos, I can't relax and knit.

Later, B, Thing No.2 and I went to the Cracker Barrel for an early dinner, then saw The Messengers. It had lots of scary moments and good effects, but frankly, I was just a little disappointed. Maybe I've just seen too many, and saw this before. It did have its moments though. At least I finished another square for Sonya and Kevin. I seem to seriously underestimate my knitting speed these days because I could have finished it at the restaurant, but put it away to have something to knit at the movies. Note to self: Always take an extra project in case you run out of knitting while away from home.
Thanks, good advice.

I bought a nice knitting gadget that I've been wanting for some time. This little baby is great. Hands free talking on the phone means no more using my head and left shoulder as a hand. I'm all about the multi-tasking. Also means since I can knit while on the phone, I can call my in-laws more and not get in trouble; at least for that any more. B even thanked me, said it was one of the best things I bought lately. You're welcome babe, the pleasure was really all mine. The reception is as clear as a regular receiver, by the way, so I would recommend this model if you're in the market for one. It's also portable, so you can clip it on and walk around too. The price was quite reasonable. Note to self: What ever expands knitting time is worth having. OK, thanks.

Speaking of thanks, I find knitters really know how to say it. I did just a little hooking up thing, and these girls said thanks in a way that just made me grin from ear to ear.
From Jen:

Primero from Brooks Farm 100% Kid Mohair. I see a shawl, possibly from the latest IK issue, this stuff is just too good to keep only as a pet.

From La:

Tropical stitch markers, how thoughtful! I've made a few of my own, nothing like real ones though. It's knitting jewelry baby!

Thank you both so much, and especially for the good reading and cocktails.

Before knitting today, there will a quick run to the grocery store and blog reading. Then cooking will commence starting with chicken noodle soup, bread and something coffee cakish for desert.

I hope Typepad clears their issues. If you have a Typepad blog, I tried to comment yesterday and kept getting a web page expired response. What's up with that?

Linus says, yo, jus knit.


Nora said...

Coffee cakish??? I've been searching high and low for a coffee cake recipe!! Oh Carol, PLEASE share!

Roseann said...

I keep thinking about organizing patterns like you have, maybe seeing yours organized will inspire me to do mine. That mohair yarn is gorgeous, it will be divine to knit with, the Artic Diamond stole will be perfect!

Nora said...

Thanks so much Carol. x

Stitch-n-Snitch said...

Woo-hoo--look at the sheen on that Brooks Farm!!! Gorgeous. ;)

Scarlett said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Your so funny, Crack*r Ba**el is where I serve....roflmao.....

I need desperately to organize my patterns. Only been seriously knitting for a couple of months, but they are already out of control!

Robin said...

I have the exact same colorway of Primero and LOVE it. I haven't decided what to do with mine yet. LOL on the comment about keeping it as a pet!

Love those crazy glove-socks!!!

hillary said...

LOL! Your in-laws sound like mine. i have a similar pile of patterns from online sources and i keep meaning to organize them but the bigger the collection gets, the less likely that gets.

firefly said...

The yarn you were given is so pretty, and the stitch markers.

Linus is too cute up there that way.


Nora said...

Just had to check out who Sweet Stitching Betties was! Heh. x

Melody said...

those are ALL patterns? WOW. your awesome!

kaoticorchid said...

Wow-how lucky you are to have friends that will give you Brooks Farm Yarn! You have three pattern books! Wow! I thought I had amassed a lot with only my one-I can see I have work to do, patterns to experience! Your cat is waaaay cute, btw.

Lorette said...

I'm a free-pattern hoarder, too. I have most in binders, but I've started just copying them to a document file and saving them on the computer instead. Much less messy. (And they're backed up in case the computer dies.)
That Primero yarn is to-die-for. I've been ogling that stuff forever.