Saturday, January 29, 2005

something new

i'm going to start a few new things.
i've got a couple calendars that i love, and i thought i'd share them with you

You might be a redneck if your idea of a consequence is to confiscate your kid's chewing tobacco. (EW!)

Knitting Pattern: Gothic Leaf Stole
It sounds pretty enough, but i heard some scuttlebutt that there's errata in the pattern, and i haven't had a chance to go to the website and check it out. maybe later. i'm not into stoles for myself, just everyone else, lol.

no knitting or crochet today, i had a migraine at work, and ended up leaving 3 1/2 hours early, and coming home and going to bed. and i am woefully behind on the afghan project, sigh. i did hit up elann because Clara has put advertising on KR, and i saw the regia see through boots on sale for half price. i did email them about their return policy on something like that, because i have duck feet (size 7 EE) and want to be able to return them if they don't fit. i want something i can show my socks off in!

i did get up and go get sean, and then we had dinner at mark's. liam had taken off his sock, and i counted on him. when sean took his off, i started with 1, but mark said 2 in a stern voice, and sean immediately curled up in a ball. mark immediately sat down with him, and discussed why he felt like he needed to do that, and made it clear that although he was being stern, he wasn't mad at him, and that he wasn't going to hurt him in any way (sean has issues with large male figures, sigh, thanks to my ex-husband). after a few minutes, sean sat up, and started participating again. mark came to me in the kitchen and asked what i thought of it, and i told him, i would have started with 1 with sean, because this was a separate incident from liam, but other than that, i thought he did fine. mark is trying so hard to be a good father figure for the boys, and i know he's worried about how he's doing, since he has no kids of his own. i'm thinking parenting classes might help, but all the ones around here run late in the evening, and there are no weekend ones that i know of. i will have to talk to a few people and see.

Secret Pal
Natalie was beyond thrilled with the yarn i sent her. i was unaware of just how exactly a big deal sending her debbie bliss and katia was. i knew she'd asked for koigu, and i've read enough to know what a special thing that is, but the other two weren't that big a deal to me. the debbie bliss alpaca silk was so beautiful and soft, i had to buy some for myself in the denim color (drool), so i was sure she'd enjoy it, but she just about went into spasms. i'm glad she liked it. the katia was a happy accident. the LYS staff person who lurks on KR, suggested buying some mohair to strand along with the koigu for a scarf, or other such project, so i hunted for something that would go well with it, and found a beautiful almost chocolate brown of the softest stuff. and yes, it was katia.

hope your day went well!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a big deal to me because I don't have a real "local" yarn store...there are a few in my city, but they aren't really close (at least a half-hour away for each of them). So, I can't just go in and feel up all the new yarns that come out! And those stores don't carry any of the brands you sent me anyway. So they really are that special to me!