Monday, November 26, 2007

Good yarn day

I literally snipped the yarn on the final bind off of the Short Row Rib Magknits scarf when the dog started bugling. I opened the door to not one but TWO boxes of yummy goodness. 10 skeins of O-wool from last week's Threadbear sale and 3 skeins of fabulous hand-dyed goodness from Spritely Goods. I am resisting the temptation to cast on tonight, for I have just a wee bit of holiday knitting left to do. Pictures of the scarf to follow once it is fringed, washed and blocked.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Paying it Forward

I found this on Angela's blog, and decided this is totally my cup of tea.

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

Now you all know that I love to knit, and spin. Depending on who signs up, I can see lots of great gift ideas in my future. And let's face it, who doesn't love to receive a random, handmade gift? So leave me a comment if you would like to receive a suprise within the next year, and if you are willing to pay it forward.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Too happy to....

When's the last time you were too happy to do something?

Last night around dinner time the little guy wanted to blow Halloween bubbles. Don't know what Halloween bubbles are? They are a teeny tiny black container of bubbles at the bottom of the candy bag. Go check your kids' haul. Yep, that's the one - right there at the bottom.

Anyway, back to the story. I am sure little guy was shocked when I agreed to go blow the bubbles with him - right now. After all, it was dinner time. We were heading out front to blow bubbles in the dark when the lightbulb went off over my head. We went into the garage instead (it's lighter in there), and since one car was gone we were able to use that space to blow bubbles. It took me about 5 min and much muttering and a broken nail to get the lid popped open. When I handed the bubbles to LG, he had the biggest grin on his face and said, trying to blow,

"I can't, I'm too happy!"

Wow. I was floored. I couldn't think of the last time I was too happy to be able to do something, if ever. How about you? When's the last time you were too happy?