No sooner than I'd written my No-KAL-For-The-Olympics manifesto, not one but two readers directed me over to Margene's. And dang if she didn't even have a button:
(The link to the entry outlining the Eddie the Eagle KAL can be found on my sidebar)
So - I'm officially joining an un-knit-along. No pressure, no medals, no need to knit on one thing & one thing only. (Although I will certainly look on with awe at those who manage to work on just one thing at a time. See - I'm physically/psychically/constitutionally incapable of it!)
I can belong, yet retain my lone wolf status. :::insert lone wolf howl here::::
On a more serious note....Ok - 'Fess up. Who tattled to Stephanie that I posted about her Olympics? Come on people - she left a comment! I know she doesn't read my blog 'cause...well...she's Stephanie & I'm Bron. Get real! (Waving at Stephanie on the off-chance she came back 'cause once in awhile she does crazy stuff like that.) I had no idea this was such a touchy subject. I even lost one Bloglines reader because they believed I was dissing Stephanie.
Go back - reread yesterday's post. Just exactly where did I dis (or is it "diss?") Stephanie? It seems to me I did a lot of whining about not being able to knit-along and needing to do my own thing, but nowhere did I dis Stephanie or her Knitting Olympics idea. In fact, I started with "Great" and I ended with "Go Team!"
"Great" and "Go Team!" tend not to be dissing things to say. You know - just sayin'. Since Stephanie's had actual death threats, I think she'll be able to live with "Great" & "Go Team."
And once again, let me reiterate. It's knitting. It's not the real Olympics and lives & futures aren't on the line. It's only knitting. Can everyone just relax now? And...I don't know....go knit something??? Sheesh. God forbid I should actually voice an opinion on my very own blog. What was I thinking? hehe
On to other stuff:
Darling Emma and I are fixin' to trade yarn. I, for 3 skeins of the yummy, grapefruit-colored yarn from Curious Yarns (I'm planning a heavily cabled scarf of some kind) and she for several skeins of KnitPicks. I'll be placing the Knitpicks order today and...well...gee...as long as I'm already ordering some for a friend, it just stands to reason I should include a few skeins for myself. You know - to dilute the shipping costs a bit. Heck - it makes perfect sense to me! hehehe
Emma just had a birthday two days ago. Happy Birthday, Emma...and many, many more. :)
Oh yeah - I've been knittin' too. Here's the back, just shy of being finished:
I've discovered my row gauge is off a bit, making this an inch or two longer than the pattern specifies. Usually I don't pay attention to row gauge since most patterns say to knit X number of inches before doing such-n-such. But Lavold counts rows & that kinda messed me up. But - it's a vest, so if the armholes are an inch bigger, it won't matter. And I'm long-waisted, so another inch or two in length will probably be a good thing. :)
I've also been cookin'. If you live in New Mexico, you must, at some point, make green chile stew:
Well - you at least have to eat some. ::grin::: Every September we buy one or two bags (30 lbs each) of roasted green chile & bag it for the freezer. DH eats it every day. Green chile is loaded with vitamin C so he swears it's what keeps him healthy. I don't know about that, but it sure tastes good. :::wink:::
I'm finally feeling well enough to go back to work - I'm doing a half day in a math class at the kid's school. It'll be good to get out & see people again, hopefully I won't catch another cold! Grrrr.
Have a great weekend! Here's hoping I can make good progress with Cul-de-sac's right front...and you all make good progress with whatever project is on your plate.
And I'll try my darnedest not to be controversial for oh...at least another week. Deal? :::grin:::
NOTE: I've republished this 3 times to fix spelling errors. My sincere apologies to those who keep seeing my blog pop up as "new" in your newsreaders. My need for perfect spelling must take precedence over inconveniencing my readers. :::grin:::