Thursday, May 31, 2007

Stitchers Abound

What could draw 350-400 "knitters" to a theater? Any ideas yet?

How about now?

Yup, it's the Harlot and she was wonderful! This was well worth taking a day off of work. She is every bit as down to earth and funny in person as would be expected. If you ever get a chance, GO!
Click on the crowd picture. Can you see what is by the Harlot's right hand? Yup, that is a beer courtesy of the owners of Webs! We all laughed when they walked back out after the introduction and plunked it down on the podium. Steph's comment? "I'll wait until I'm done speaking before I drink that. Trust me it's better that way." At which point she proceeded to speak making us laugh, cheer, and even pause for thought. And the Bohus? Just gorgeous.
Of course one cannot go to Webs without some stash and library enhancement. I promise details soon!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Thank You!!!!!

I got my ISE4 package today! What did I find?

Something to make me giggle...

Huh? Well once I got a look at all the sweets, I understood. So cool!
A big white chocolate Cadbury frog, two yellow bananas that remind me of circus peanuts, three mint candies and two sherberts which I have not tried yet (I am attempting to show some restraint..), and chocolate covered black licorice for the bullets! The "bullets" were a unique flavor and I quite liked them. They were the first to go as curiosity got the better of me. Well, actually two are gone. I'm saving one...

There was also a chocolate Cadbury frog filled with Caramel (yum...pal, how did you know this was a particular weakness of mine?), a beautiful book mark, and of course a note from my pal.

Then there was the part of the package that made me sigh...Oh so soft... 75% merino and 25% silk.

Oh so perfect in color... It is blue, my favorite color, but has purple undertones, my second favorite color! I wish you could tell in the photos.

Oh so wonderful in pattern... The lace is just amazing. It has texture, it has drape, it has lovely scalloped ends, beautifully finished edges. I LOVE IT!

I have been so spoiled! Thank You, Thank You Metal and Knit for the lovely scarf and gifts!

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Welcome to the Big Merino! What is it? Well think concrete, think gift shop, think three stories tall, and think what it would be like to look through its eyeballs and you've got it. Thanks to Metal and Knit who saw the teaser and let us know that this 92 ton sheep will soon be on the move! Imagine if this sheep was real. We would all be rolling in wool for the rest of our lives.

Get Your Own!

Oh, speaking of wool...I'm headed here today. It will be my first experience. It was on Must Do list last year until the fair grounds turned into a swamp. Didn't think it would be much fun slogging through puddles and getting rained on, so this year will be my first. I'm sure there will be some stash enhancement even though I don't (gasp) have any specific projects in mind! But then, when has that ever hindered a yarn purchase?

Friday, May 11, 2007

And the winner is...


Joanne, please use the e-mail I have added to my profile and get in touch so that I can send you some yarny goodness.

You, my readers, amaze me. Never in a million years would I have known that this was a picture of a tree frog in a toilet bowl. Yet, many many of you knew! The story?

My sister and brother-in-law were traveling around Australia for the last three months. They say that even in the most remote areas where there seems to be no civilization there will be a bathroom. It was in one of these that my sister caught a glimpse of this guy. She couldn't quite get a picture so, of course, she flushed the (clean) toilet. He slid out from under the rim a mere inch - those toes have some mightily powerful suction cups! And voila, the "Whatsit" picture was born. After this first sighting there were many more. It appears to be a common problem in that area of Australia that the tree frogs take up residence in the toilets!

So that's the story. Next up is this:

In crochet news...I've been feeling square. Why? Well, World Wide Knit in Public Day is coming soon and my knitting group has decided to not only to host, but also to contribute to the local Veteran's Home. Since I don't make socks, I thought I'd create a lapghan. Especially since I am seriously in need of some mindless crochet! Here's the progress so far (Yarn is Lion Brand Pound of Love - seemed appropriate):

I'm thinking I'll end up with two lapghans. One in white and one in the turquoise. Why? Well the turquoise is just enough thicker than the white to be too big for the finished piece to lay flat. It will take about 3o of these for the ghan and is making a great traveling project.

No, I am not carrying around that big one pound skein! I weighed the first two squares then pulled out the ball winder and went to town. I now have a bunch of little 22g skeins, waiting to be reborn as squares, piled up in my living room. Pop a few in my purse with the hook and I am good to go! Oops, speaking of that, I've got to get ready for work. Happy Stitching All!

Sunday, May 06, 2007


Note: I will be closing guesses at midnight (EST) on Thursday May 10th!

Happiness is seeing your sibling after she has spent three months in Australia! The visit was much too brief to encompass all she and my brother-in-law saw on their adventures, however, I was intrigued by this photo:

So, I thought, we'd play Whatsit?, again!

All those who can tell me what the green thing and the white thing are will go into a drawing to win yarn from my stash! I'm thinking I may make some more stitch markers too...

Leave your guesses in the comments. All will be revealed in good time mates!

P.S. You can also click on the picture in the side bar to see the photo over in Flickr. Good Luck!