Monthly Archives: November 2008

awaiting a new camera . . . in suspense

soooo, first my old camera broke.
thennnnn, we tried to fix it.
neexxxt, I spent hours and hours researching a replacement.
finnnnally, I found one:
Canon SD 880

It’s arrived!
Time to read the manual while the battery is charging,
and tomorrow maybe I can take some good photos of FO’s.

Well, Now What??

I have about ten thousand plans for scarves, scarf kits, balls of yarn earmarked for scarves, lace scarf plans, warm scarf ideas, etc. Now I learn that neither my son, husband, sister, neice or nephew wear scarves!!

How do they keep their necks warm?

Good thing my daughter loves scarves . . . and I do too!

Black Friday Shopping Bargains!

Wow, what a day!
My husband and I sayed up ALL NIGHT in order to hit the first sales at 4:00 a.m.!
We planned our strategy and it really paid off.
4:00 a.m.
I went to J.C. Penny’s and scored a crockpot and faux-leather handbag
while hubby was at Sears getting a new flat screen TV
(the old one is six months old, after all!)
oh, and new tool sets!
5:00 a.m.
On to Belks and Macy’s for more bargains galore!
6:00 a.m.
Target and WalMart!
Then on the way home, a quick stop at Dick’s Sporting Goods,
for some, you know, sporting good stuff.
Time for breakfast!

P.S. Anyone who believes a single word of this
doesn’t know me or my husband very well.

Recent Events

Recent Events:
November 4:
Regime Change – Yes.We.Did!
My boss did not get re-elected but, luckily, one of
the incoming judges hired me. Yay!
November 7 – 20:
Bellingham, Washington, helping Nora with stuff.
Coming soon to a blog near you, a post about Bellingham!
November 21 – 26:
catching up on work, etc., etc.
November 27:
* burp *
Thanksgiving at my sister’s house.

November 28 – today that is.

Wish Me Luck

Job interviews today and Monday . . .

Stay Tuned for Future Giveaways

Well, that was fun! I enjoyed culling yarn that, realistically,
I have no immediate plans for.
I liked seeing Michelle take it under her wing.

My whole relationship with my yarn has improved.
I still have three nice-sized baskets full of yarn,
but it’s all yarn I like, and I have ideas for all of it.

This was so much fun that I think I’ll go through
knitting books and magazines, maybe clothes that
don’t fit anymore – who knows!

My new project is a scarf for my son’s birthday next week,
made from this gorgeous stuff:

Pattern comes from Jane Ellison’s Queensland Collection,
a book of mens’ patterns –
although I might make the cabled vest for myself!

One More Thing

The yarn is free, but if I have to mail it,
you’ll need to pay the shipping.
It’s still a great deal!

Yarn Free to Good Home!

This morning I culled my stash of all yarn that I don’t have a use for,
don’t personally like anymore, can’t remember where or why I got it,
or generally want to dispose of for whatever reason.
I sent a big box to my daughter, but there is more left over!
Before I bring it to the PTA Thrift Shop,
here is your chance to get some really good, and really free, yarn.

This stash includes the following:
1. Classic Elite ‘Spotlight’ in pink #6, 100% cotton, 4.5 st/inch on # 7 needles,
ten skeins, for a total of 920 yards. color is #5719, cost me >$55

2. Natures Palette, ‘handjive’ 30/70%, silk/wool,
laceweight, lupine (bluish-raspberry-purply), 1300 yards,
reviewed in Knitters’ Review, cost was $40.

3. Koigu painters palette premium, 100% merino, dyelot 3266-204,
autumn colors with a gold/mustard thread, like this.
~700 yards, sockweight, cost was about $40.

4. Royal Bamboo, 100% bamboo, 1000+ yards,
colorway cream/tan/pink, cost >$65.

5. yarnsmiths 50/50 silk/cashmere (!), one skein 400 yards,
sockish weight, cost $25, teal colorway

6. SuperSocke 75/25 wool/polyamide, autumn colorway,
one sock-sized skein, cost $14.

7. Soxie, 1 skein from Great Adirondack, colorway ‘Mango’ 360 yards
bright colors, fingering 100% merino superwash, cost $14.

And, at least 6 or 7 other kinds of yarn, but I’m tired of typing for now.

The Free Yarn Deal Details

1. It fits in a big trashbag, and you have to take it all.
2. You have to be a knitter.
3. No asking why I’m doing this,
4. No helpful suggestions for avoiding future over-stashing!

Free to first responder. If no one wants it, it goes to the thrift shop.
Such a Deal!!