My Dear Margaret,
Tsk, tsk, tsk – I can see an intervention is in order. If it makes you feel any better, I took the gift certificate you and Rose gave me to Queen Bee Creations (and, uh, some of my own money too) and bought THIS:
Isn’t she beautiful? And it’s handmade in Portland, so I’m supporting the local economy. Yeah, that’s it. I emailed them first to ensure that they had corrected that little bag-handle-size-of-drop problem we encountered at Sock Summit, and it sounds as though they have. I’m hoping it’s sturdy enough to hold a lot of stuff. I mean, it’s made of FELT… so I don’t know. But that yellow Jitterbug (you know I’m a sucker for yellow yarn!) is be-a-utiful! It looks a lot like the Malabrigo sock yarn I bought on one of our many yarn crawls.
But while you’re out gallivanting amongst the waves of Waikiki, I’m still here, hanging out. Knitting. And doing other stuff. As per usual. Ho hum. Not that I’m BITTER or anything. Of course, it’s getting down into the 30s at night, but still. NO BITTERNESS HERE. Nosireebob. I hope you bought me a present, is all I’m saying.
My recent knitting progress has been fairly slow… although tomorrow is a holiday so I plan on knitting quite a lot. Yeah I know, I work from home… so what? A holiday is a holiday. I will be honoring our veterans with my mad knitting skillz. My latest venture has been this super cute baby cardigan for my cousin’s baby (due in February).
I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, so I had to be careful in yarn selection – which is why I went with chocolate brown. If it’s good enough for Kelly Petkun, it’s good enough for me. I haven’t really FINISHED anything, except for this snazzy ballband dishcloth.
Isn’t it pretty? Pink and green are my favorite colors, so it pretty much rocks my world. My MiL recently told me that her goal is to eventually have ONLY handmade dishcloths in their house. Isn’t that fantastic? Maybe I should try that. The only problem is that I tend to get kind of dishclothed out after doing a small one, and I’d need to make some big ones to use for drying hands and the like. But it’s a goal. Maybe.
Oh, I’d also like to share that lately I’ve taken to writing out blog posts in longhand first. In pencil. On a sheet of notebook paper. Whilst flopped across the guest room bed. If I was listening to C&C Music Factory it would be 4th grade all over again over here.
Feel the vibrations!