Friday, March 30, 2007

Stupit Is As Stupit Did

My apologies to all of you who did not get a response to your comments in the last few posts. You see, I posted, then posted again and again. After a week went by without a comment received or an email notifying me of a comment received, I heard crickets chirping. Many. Crickets. Chirping. I pouted a little.

Then I thought, who did I piss off? Have I been blackballed from the knitting blog community? I pouted like a five year old who had their blankie ripped from their hands. You know the pout before the tears start?

Then, while tweaking the template to do some spring cleaning, I realized I had set my comments to moderate mode-no comments, no emails unless I log in and look for them. Like I said, stupid is as stupid did.

I leave comments on many blogs that I enjoy reading and some folks don't reply back, these folks usually get dozens or more comments a day and I don't blame them a bit. Imagine the Harlot responding to every single comment? She does read them though. Ask a knitting question, she will answer. Amazing.

So I was happy as a clam (are clams really happy?) to see my favorite cyber pal's comments flood my in box and thought again (dangerous activity here)they must think I'm so rude. So I have to say I'm sorry you guys, you know I always respond to your comments and enjoy the banter we sometimes share.

There is knitting going on, a small portion is stealth knitting and remains out of radar for now.

A better post tomorrow, but once again my yarn ticker says I have not been good. Who am I kidding? Now I'm at risk of being blogmentally challenged AND have no will power whatsoever.

Keep them coming please, I missed you

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Merry March

Happiness, at least for the recipient is finding one of these.





Snowflakes? Nah...Not here in South Florida. Well, maybe if one of Santa's helpers is soooo good at hiding presents, they turn up long after the decorations and tree have been put away.



Merry March Kate.

According to my yarn ticker, I believe I've violated both of my diets.






It all started when I was placed in close proximity to a yarn shop that is about an hour + drive from home. Not that it's a big deal to drive an hour for yarn, but I really don't have that kind of time on my hands. So in spending the weekend at a sales function for work, I was placed a mere 7 minutes away. How could I not go?

I stayed here for the weekend. The room was nice, and so was the room service.

For those of you who find it cool to park your car in the middle of a lake. The photo bites, but that is a lake.





All this for little ol me? I had 4 hours to kill, my knitting with me, a plate of crab cakes that had so much crab, I couldn't figure out how they were held together. Also a pot of coffee all for me and a PGA Lemonade. Yes, it was.

With the exception of one meeting, it really wasn't work. Being totally relaxed and all, I had the presence of mind to ask the concierge to look for a yarn shop for me and she found one. I swear, I could sense the place.



Hello Koigu my first, nice to meet you!





And you yarns too!



Those would be Noro Daria Multi Cording, Classic Elite Premiere and Laines Du Nord Baby Cover. I'm just getting so yarn snobby and full of myself!

I was not fine, feeling all guilty and everything, then this happened.











Reading my favorite blogs, dying to get my paws on some of Jessie's yarns, I accidentally placed an order. This is her hand dyed 100% Tussah Silk in her color "Isn't it Romantic". And yes, it is. And if that wasn't hard enough to resist,

Wooly Wonka Fibers is now open for business. Thanks Anne, you're really helping me stay strong like jello strong in my diet attempts.

The needles are clicking here at chez knit and run, I got these done for Firefly:



A constant need exists here:

Kate and Meg's blankets are growing at an alarmingly mellow rate.


When Mr. K&R saw me start Kates pure garter stitch Moderne Blanket, he said, "Heh, THAT'S gonna take a long time." Oh yeah? Thinks me, just for that, I'll finish them both before the kids go to college! He will learn.

I also completed something that can't be documented until a later date. I also got a few small gadgets, man how I love gadgets.



Bamboo Cable Needles, Darning Needles and a Mini Crochet Hook. I also ordered the Blocking Pins, but they're back ordered. I love the feel of these little beauties. Got them from Pattern Works.



So I think it's safe to say, if I didn't have a job, I would not have ignored my yarn diet or forgot a Christmas present. Have a really good week all!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

More Words in the Title Than in the Post




You Are 74% Addicted to the Internet



In your opinion, life without the internet is hardly worth living.

Could be, but you probably need a bit more fresh air and sunshine to think clearly.



Got it from Robin



Robin, that's a little creepy

Sunday, March 04, 2007

How Do You Spell Tired?

Just trying to get one more entry in for La's contest, So here's DeFeet.





Loads of fun getting Dolly to stand still while she's begging for a treat.

I'm so tired, I can barely post. I've been cleaning all weekend. Even got in some knitting and crocheting while basking in the fun of a new channel on satellite TV. Chiller is here!


This is what happens when you don't pay attention to your winding.