Monday, January 21, 2008

Five Things

1. I have decided I am going to stop apologizing that I don't post often. I am apparently on a "once every few weeks" schedule right now. I don't want to fill my blog with junk just to say I posted, so I'll be sticking to that schedule for the time being. (But please check in and I am so sorry... oops! I apologized!)

2. I have finally joined the 21st century and bought my first iPod. I am in love with it. I asked my hubby if I could annul our marriage so I could be with the iPod. He was offended until he played with it, too. Now he is leaning towards the annulment. :-) Seriously, I don't know why it took me so long to get on the trolley for this one. It's not like I am a technophobe or something. The first song I bought was this one by Marcy Playground and the first CD I uploaded was this one by The Killers. Bliss. :-)

3. My book club read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It is a little preachy (which you sorta expect from anybody writing about something they truly believe in), but really opened my eyes up to a ton of issues surrounding food. I made the hubby read it, as well, and we have both resolved to try and buy more locally (Ann Arbor has an excellent Farmer's Market, so this shouldn't be too hard) and organic when we can.

4. I haven't picked up my needles since Christmas. I think I am on a much needed break from all that stealth knitting.

5. I'll try and not post a list next time. :-)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fork? Check. This baby is done!

Whew! The SSSKP was finished, blocked, and wrapped well before Christmas. Horray for me! (Though it was a near thing there.) Here it is now, keeping a bottle of Michigan white wine cozy:

The yarn is so dark that you really can't see the cables clearly, which is a shame because they rock. On both sides. (Surf over to the Palindrome pattern and make this. Loved it.)

So, how was your holiday? Mine was busy with a capital B. My hubby's family lives in South Carolina, so we drove down and stayed a week. Or, I should say, we stayed 5 days and drove the other 2 days. Oh well. It was worth it, because we got to hang out with our nephew-puppy:

Isn't he adorable? He spent Christmas morning chewing all the paper to shreds. We had more fun with him then opening the gifts! Ok, not true, but pretty close. :-) We also did a Christmas light walk at the Columbia zoo one night:

It was impressive, though a little weird to be wandering around being festive in 50 degree weather. Luckily when we got back to Michigan, we promptly had 14 inches of snow dumped on us. I should take a photo; it is lovely.

Anywho-off to surf on Ravelry. I joined a Magic Yarn swap on the Knitters for Neil forum so I had best start thinking of clever ideas for my swap partner!