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When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. -Cynthia Heimel

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Long time, no blog!

Ok, so I haven't posted in a short while (a long short while). But that is because I have been sooo fantastically busy knitting that I have not had a single second in which to scribble down a few words and snap a photo. However, this very evening, I have decided to finally take a breather, and actually write a post.

Since I know that you are all absolutely on the edge of your seat wondering what I have been knitting- here are a few photos.

First, I knit some hats.
Although I knit them quite a while ago, they were so cute that I thought I would post them anyway. A very good friend asked me to knit them for her friends, who adopted twins- a boy and a girl. I hope that they kept Roxie and Wylie's heads nice and toasty, and that they both grow up to be geniuses due to their sporting Koigu on their heads in infancy.

Next is a photo of something more recent- how I spent my Easter weekend. This is just a tiny bit of it- a stop along the highway while driving doen the California coast from the SF Bay area to San Luis Obispo. It is a wonderful drive with much lovely scenery and interesting stuff along the way.

Once we got to San Luis, of course I had to make a pit stop at a nearby yarn store- Ball & Skein & More in Cambria, CA. Here's what I got- 2 skeins of Colinette Jitterbug in the colorway "Marble" and an untagged (but really nice) skein of Scheaffer "Anne" sock yarn in different tones of very dark blue. The pretty tray that they are sitting on was a gift from my excellent MIL, who bought it for me in Big Sur after I admired it. Wasn't that nice?

And finally- you will all rest easier tonight knowing that finally, I am cool. And I have proof.

I made it into the Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Rockin Sock Club" by the skin of my teeth! I originally missed the sign up deadline and thought that all hope was lost, but then about a month and a half later a little bird who knew how crushed I was by my own incompetence (thank you DillyDallyKnitter!) let me know that they had 20 openings still available... so this time I did not waste a single (not a one!) moment and had the very good fortune to get one of the spots. Woohoo!
Here is the March installment of yarn, which I just got and will not be able to knit the socks before the April yarn and pattern gets here- it is called monsoon, and it is hand dyed lovely shades of smoky grey and green. The pattern that I am supposed to knit with it (and will when I have a spare moment) is for "Inside Out Socks" that are nearly the same right side out or inside out. Neat-O!

Now my goal for next year is to go to the Rockin Sock Club camp- Camp Cockamamie. I'm planning for that now!

3 That's what you say!:

Blogger cpurl17 said...

*cpurl falls over in a dead faint*

Yay! you updated your blog!

Those hats are so cute. It's been scientifically proven that babies who wear Koigu are 75% smarter than their fun fur wearing peers.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Cute hats! And congrats on getting in on the sock club. I'd love to do it sometime! Maybe next year. Thanks for commenting on my blog! And for "singing" to me. (although I don't think I've seen the commercial) Have a great week!

12:48 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

hehehe...love cpurl's comments :)

Yeah rockin sock club!! I just joined too (I was one of the twenty!). I'm going to wait on the Inside Out sock too. Fun part of starting late, we got a shipment last week and then we should get one next week :)

6:04 PM  

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