Thursday, February 01, 2007

Llama, mama!

One of these lovely Llamas gave up his coat to send me almost two pounds of lovely pencil roving that I will try to spin in to yarn for a sweater!

I have a ton of practicing to do before I try my hand at this stuff. I've never done any spinning before, and I sure hope I can do it! Please send good thoughts!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ellen = Love

You know, the more I watch her show...the more I love that woman! She's not only funny, she is one of the most kind hearted people on TV!

She just spoke with a young man that is going to join the armed forces (can't remeber the branch, sorry Michael!) and the conversation was heartwarming! You could just hear how thrilled this kid was to be speaking with her -- and she invited him to the show and said she would dance with him when they were there (one of his dreams).

How many celebrities do you know that would do that for someone?? She's an amazing woman!

Speaking of amazing women, my old boss and amazing friend Renee, who I have not spoken with for at least 25 years, contacted my mother today looking for me! It will be GREAT to be able to speak with her again. I can't wait until tomorrow! We touched base briefly via email, but there is nothing like a long heart to heart to make up for lost time!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Malabrigo....From Cindy!!

Pictures don't even begin to do this color justice. I fell in love the moment I saw this for sale on KH and just had to have it! It's a color I have never seen for sale at any retailer before, and in person, it has a bit of green in it as well that you can just barely see if you look really closely at the bottom of the skeins towards the right hand sides.

I am looking for a pattern for some sort of cowl collar or something that is close to your neck...I am not even sure exactly what I want, really! I just wish there was enough for a whole sweater! This stuff is sooooo soft and yummy!

Thanks, Cindy! For the great deal, and the score on a color I've never seen before! I hope you don't mind I lifted your photo, since it's about 10000000 times better than anything I could have done here!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Panopticon: Homage

The Panopticon: Homage

This guy is AWESOME!! And a fellow Aquarian too - his birthday was Tuesday -- mine is today!

You have to check out this entry in his blog! It is PRICELESS!! And something only a knitter would appreciate....Enjoy!

Franklin, you have more talent in you little finger than most of us do in our whole bodies! You're AWESOME!

Today, I am going to try to enjoy my birthday, we will see how it goes.....that is if I can ever get some sleep first!