Wednesday, November 15, 2006

An abundance of riches

Now that the weather is changing, I've been able to wear my handknit socks, and I'm enjoying putting some of the things I've made to use. But I've also been wrapping a beautiful scarf around my neck, and it's one I didn't knit for myself. It was made by Amber, my International Scarf Exchange pal, and it's beautiful! I'm sure this photo doesn't do it justice, but it's lovely and soft and many shades of blue. Absolutely perfect with jeans. I'm very sorry I didn't get a photo of it posted sooner! We're having camera issues.

As many of you (who am I kidding?) know, I am a bit of a sucker for secret pal type exchanges. I was drawn to Sockret Pal because I love knitting socks, and because I like the idea of being able to send someone enough yarn to make a whole project. Well, the other day I got my first package from my Sockret Pal, and I love it! She's done some research on me, because it included two Harry Potter-related patches, one for Gryffindor and one for Slytherin (boo, hiss!!). There is also the book Knitting Goddess, 4 beautiful and unique stitch markers and some lovely hand cream that I've already used a couple of times. Here's a photo:

While I'm not the sappy sort, I like knowing that all across the world, knitters are thinking about other knitters, picking out goodies they hope will make someone else happy.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I think this may be a first

I'm pretty sure I've never done one of these before, but I've been too busy to think of anything creative to say, and I haven't quite figured out the new camera, so this works for me!


1. Flip to page 18, paragraph 4 in the book closest to you right now, what does it say?

"Are you sure you're from the Outland?", he asked suspiciously. "Then tell me this: why is there no singluar for scampi"? (From The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde)

2. If you stretch out your left arm - as far as possible, what are you touching?
The iron.

3. What’s the last program you watched on tv?
Top Chef, last night.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.
1:15 p.m. (O.K., I've obviously got my head in the clouds, it's not even noon!)

5. Except the computer, what can you hear right now?
The radio. Dave's listening to the 49ers game.

6. When was the last time you were outside and what did you do?
This morning - I went to my office for an hour or so, then to Trader Joes.

7. What are you wearing?
Jeans and a sweater, and a pair of hand-knit socks, as usual.

8. Did you dream last night? If you did, what about?
I dreamt, but I can't remember what about. I have really vivid dreams, but they don't stick in my head for very long.

9. When was the last time you laughed?
A few minutes ago, listening to Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on the radio in my car.

10. What’s on the walls, in the room you’re in right now?
A bulletin board, and a picture of our dogs that our next door neighbor painted. I'm in our office.

11. Have you seen anything strange lately?
I think I saw someone vote Republican on Tuesday, which is strange in my town.

12. What do you think about this meme?
I'd give it a 7/10

13. What’s the last film you saw?
Little Miss Sunshine

14. If you became a multimillionaire, what would you do with the money?
Buy a big house and tons of yarn, sort all my family and friends out, and start a charitable foundation. Travel a lot.

15. Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.
I've never been skiing (that's for Donni: don't faint!!)

16. If you could change ONE THING in this world, without regarding politics or bad guilt - what would it be?
I hate it that we're mortal.

17. Do you like dancing?
Only when I'm drunk. (I left this answer from the cut-and-paste, because it's perfect!)

18. George Bush?
The lamest of lame ducks. 2008 can't come soon enough for me!

19. What do you want your children’s names to be, girl/boy?
Not gonna have kids, but my next puppy will be Dillon. Does that count?

20. Would you ever consider living abroad?
I did live in England for a year while I was working on my M.A. I'd move to Scotland in a heartbeat!

21. What do you want God to tell you, when you come to heaven?
I told you so.

22. Who should do this meme?
Anyone who wants to.