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March 28, 2006

I know she loves me,...

Molly_in_a_box2

she ordered this box of shredded paper just for me.

Molly_in_a_box3

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March 18, 2006

don't come knockin' if your socks ain't rockin'

The first installment of the Blue Moon Rockin' Sock Club arrived today.

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If you are still waiting for yours to arrive and don't want to be spoiled, don't click the link below.

If you'd like to take a look at the spoils, click away.

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Here's what was inside:

You'll have to excuse me now; I'm off to start my socks...that rock.

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March 14, 2006

untitled post #11

Remember when I said I was going to lose weight?

Yeah, well that isn't going so well.

In fact, I just bought a cookie.

Why? Because right now that cookie is my only friend.

...

Whoops, I just ate my only friend.

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March 12, 2006

contrast

Pool

This was my poolside view on Tuesday. I should have enjoyed this conference more, but I was anxious to get back home.

Portland_snow

This was the view from my apartment window on Thursday. The snow is long-gone now and we are back to rain.

A few more words about the cranky yarn shop:

Although I don't understand this shop owner's bad opinion of bamboo knitting needles, I do understand her probable exasperation with tourists. I'm sure she has a steady stream of one-time customers coming in and asking stupid things; she doesn't have much patience left.

Yes, I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by starting out asking specifically for what I wanted. My mistake; but really, no bamboo needles!?

I have a ton of US1 bamboo double points around here. She's right, they do eventually break; especially if you are like me and knit with the 'grip of death'. That's why I buy another backup set whenever I can.

Oh well, I guess this gives me a reason to finally start visiting Portland's many yarn shops. I know at least one of them has what I'm looking for.

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March 07, 2006

A KNITTING TALE: a farse

[Setting: Scottsdale, Arizona, a small yarn shop]

[Dramatis Personae:
   a Knitter, in search of needles for the knitting of socks
   a Yarn Shop Owner, with definite ideas about needles for the knitting of socks
]

Knitter: Hello, do you sell any needles for the knitting of socks?

Yarn Shop Owner [smiles broadly]: Yes, we sell these birch double-pointed needles for the knitting of socks. Do you desire to purchase a set?

K: Thank you, but I am sorry that I cannot use that type of needle for the knitting of socks because I find they break too easily.

YSO [smile fadies slightly]: Very well then, what you require are these metal double-pointed needles.

K: Thank you again, but I find that I cannot use that type of needle for the knitting of socks because they cause pain in my hands. Do you sell any bamboo needles for the knitting of socks?

YSO [scowls]: No we do not sell bamboo needles for the knitting of socks; they break too easily and must be replaced.

K [stares blankly at YSO]

YSO [turns and walks away without further comment]

THE END.

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March 03, 2006

make two

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March 02, 2006

weave in ends

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March 01, 2006

work five stitches on needle #1

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rearrange remaining stitches on two needles with one purl stitch on the end of each
graft closed

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