Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Have I Got a Great Sis, or What?

This morning, my sister emailed me the WSJ article about Sock Wars, great in itself, but then she also noted that it mentioned Ravelry.
"Are you in Ravelry?????"
"No, but I read about it in the knit blogs, and it sounds fun."
"You read knit blogs??????"
My sister makes beautiful jewelry, paints on silk, has sewn entire bedroom's worth of soft furnishings, painted murals on her son's wall and single-handedly installed a new glass shower door. But as far as I knew she had just about figured out how to cast on and do the knit stitch.
"Well some, mostly yours and a few others. I'm particularly enjoying Franklin and Dolores."
Thanks, A-Pazoo, you made my day. Maybe we can actually get those Potholder Wars going.... (though I may be surprised, one of these days, to hear that you have just finished your first lace shawl.)
Oh and about Ms K's present? Sorry about the beer cozy. The book has lots of simple projects, most of them age appropriate. Maybe she can make her Dad a birthday present....... And about your young Mr S's present? My Mr S swore he's old enough to handle it. No peeking now!


Yarny goodness in yesterday's mail. This is some handpainted wool from Rachel-Marie at knittydirtygirl The skein on the left is worsted, the skein on the right is her handspun thick-and-thin, both in the colorway "Sugarplum" The photo color doesn't do it justice, as the darker shade is actually almost chocolate brown, and what looks pink here is richer and closer to red.

Since I've had mittens on the mind lately, you can guess what this will be.

Ay Yay, are we really so close to Christmas? Well here's the meme installment.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay at home. If Mom's not visiting one of the sibs, she joins us. And Mr. S's brother is right next door - so we do travel that far.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yup, and so can you, I bet. Go on, I dare you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to the WSJ story -- I had to click over there before I finished your post. Hilarious! But that story wasn't in the daily news digest I get from the WSJ -- go figger.