Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Well I am #14564 on the Ravelry list. That is fourteen thousand five hundred and fifty six. Yes you read that correctly. AND there are ONLY 8452 people ahead of me waiting for their invitation to join and there are 4037 on the list after me. Apparently 31% of the list have received their invitations to join already. Will my invite come by Christmas? Will my invite be one of my pressies for Christmas?? Did someone once say patience is a virtue. HA!!!! By the time I get my invite I may have forgotten I joined and then wonder what this revalry is?

Oh yes my new or redesigned centerpiece. Have a look and let me know what you think?

Here is a close-up photo.

Look at all that sock yarn. HMMMM YUMMY!!!! There are two special skeins of yarn dyed just for me from Vigdis in Norway. The front yarn is Hawaii from Knit Picks and that lucious blue cake is a skein of Lorna Laces and is actually variegated blues and purples. The matching skeins are stored elsewhere. You will often find me taking out the containers of yarn and rolling in them, petting them and letting them know they are loved. I change the yarns in the centerpiece often. They all take turns in the bowl so none feel left out. The crystal punchbowl was a birthday gift from a friend who knew it would be a great gift as I was always borrowing one when I had small get togethers. Little did she know I was going to put it to work on a more full time basis. The table runner you see is hand embroidered. I found it in a second hand shop. It was very inexpensive. To put it bluntly it was cheap. Too cheap actually for the work someone put into it but I am not complaining. Maybe one day I will post other photos of what a knitters home looks like or should I say what my knitting home looks like. I am sure all yours must look similar. Now if I had a larger living space I guess I could put the yarn in an aquarium for all to see. All those colors. It could make you dizzy if you weren't careful looking at it. I guess I will stick with the punchbowl for now.

Knitting News
Everyone who has seen my Maisie Dobbs cloche which looks like a large beanie agrees it needs a flower on it. An icord flower has been suggested. So that is something I need to do. I also need to work on a project having to do with the whoduknit July book read called Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Picard and work on some of my socks. My whoduknit summer tag sale pal has contacted me anonymously. I need to answer her back and contact mine now, also anonymously. I called Knit Picks to see where my order is in the packing, shipping and delivery process and was told it was shipped on Monday. That is good news. Knit Picks does say delivery takes 5 - 14 days so it could be here by the weekend. YES!!!

I saw a friend today, Luna, I haven't seen since before Christmas. Yes she lives in the city but also out in the nether regions in Transcona like Cathy. I can joke about Transcona since I once lived out there also. Luna and I do speak frequently on the phone. We joked as the time passed it would probably end up being July until we got to see each other and VOILA!!! Here it is July and mid July. We had a lovely dinner. Spagetti squash with an Arrabbiata sauce, jumbo shrimp and then topped with grated old cheddar cheese. I made some delicious Chai Tea and poured it in a rimmed glass mug, topped it with frothee and a sprinkle of chocolate. The Chai Tea and Arrabbiata Sauce Mix (dry), Fireside Rimmer and chocolat sprinkling are all from Epicure another product I sell.

I hope I have time to knit tomorrow. I have a funeral to go to between 1P - 3P. My friend's partner passed away. I have to make sure I am home by 4:30PM as anytime after 4:30P my Avon could arrive. I have seven boxes of Avon being delivered. There is only one week to get these Avon orders out and money in as the this brochure's money needs to be in the Avon account by a week from tomorrow or Thursday July 26th. I will date my brochures for the Friday July 27 and since I put my orders in online I have until Sunday evening July 29th to get my new orders from C#18 in. These quick turn-a-arounds are awful!!!!

I have a headache starting so I am going to end this blog but today I am going to close it with a funny. Yes I am going to put some funnies on my blog. You may also find recipes on it and if I ever design anything I may even also put that on my blog. You never know what I will put on my blog so you will have to check it out frequently. Don't forget comments are appreciated.

I love this one!!!! Thank-you to the person who sent it to me.

When I was married 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said, "Honey, 25 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year-old blonde."

"Now we have a $500,000 home, a $45,000 car, nice big bed and a Plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50 year-old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things."

My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year-old blonde, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

Another mid-life crisis resolved by a woman's logic!


Mary Pat said...

Second try on comment.

Solara must be a very good kitty to leave your yarn bouquet alone.

My Suzy loves both flowers and yarn just like her Mother but she just has a different way of showing it.

Penny said...

Yes Solara loves flowers and flower arrangments and those she never leaves alone. She has been very good about not overly abusing the yarns in the crystal bowl, not that she doesn't have her moments and I find skeins of yarn in the strangest places.

Cathy said...

ok, so what is ravelry