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Posted at 26 Jun 2010 10:48:03 AM

(Note: This was written on Friday 10/16. I am posting it on Wednesday, 10/21.)

Hi, blog!

I've missed you, blog!

This is mostly because usually I would think of things to post while at work. However, I don't actually know my blog password - it's just saved in Firefox at home - so I'm a bit up a creek as far as posting those thoughts goes.

We've been in a flurry of activity at home; I was sick all week a couple of weeks ago, and Dan came down with it last week.

Brother Dan was in town last weekend and we had an amazing time at the Great Big Sea concert at the Pageant! That Friday I went to some jewelery party at a friends, and to my surprise actually found a few pieces that I quite liked. We unexpectedly were able to get tickets to the first Cardinals NLCS playoff game on the 10th, so that supplanted my renfaire plans.

As it turned out, it was the first and last playoff game, as the Dodgers walked all over us as though we hadn't showed up. Still, how often do you get to go to something like that? (I feel sort of badly for whoever had rented part of the parking lot in back of the stadium, complete with band stand, dozens of port-a-potties and a beer truck: it was 42* when the wind wasn't blowing, and we got trounced. I sort of doubt that anyone stayed around to party.)

No WoW, still, although my account is still active and occasionally used for chatting with people who are hard to get in touch with any other way. Consequently I've been spending most of my computer time on Facebook playing Farmville and Fish World. (How the mighty are fallen.)

Confidential memo to Blizzard, Inc: DIABLO 3. NOW.

We're heading to Iowa this weekend so I was trying to finish knitting a Misti Alpaca Ishbel and sewing two little aprons for a couple of birthdays. They were finished AND wrapped by Wednesday; I think this is a new record for me.

My Mystic Light is still on the needles and will be until the end of time. Note to self: no more beads!

I picked up a sweater's worth of the new Berroco Lustra - I would link, if their website wasn't down - a few weeks ago and started in on another Snow White, but a few inches in it decided that it wanted to be a Margot instead. So far, I agree with it.

A postal mishap was resolved, and my yarn for the GoddessKnits KAL finally arrived. It's absolutely gorgeous, and will be interesting to knit with. 2880 yards of gossamer weight silk/ramie, of all interesting things, and it sort of clings to itself. As Georgia said, it's going to be all drape and no memory. And speaking of Georgia, she was an angel and let me wind it on the swift at Hearthstone and even spelled me for awhile. We got the whole skein wound before the end of knit night, and I'll never forget it.

Also have I mentioned the WHOLE ENTIRE 2400 YARD SKEIN of 52/2 gossamer lambswool/silk/cashmere that Delia sent me to make up for the postal mishap!? Although it was dyed in the same dye as my silk/ramie, the wool content means it's an amazing gold/brown color and I have NO idea what it will become. Something large and gorgeous and probably Shetland, for it'd be a shame to not use all of it.

Because I have all of this spare time on my hands, I've cast on a Snowflakes in Cedarwoods in Lane Borgosesia Cashwool.

And if you think that all of this activity has resulted in my neglecting the housework... you're right. I haven't vaccuumed in weeks. (Don't tell my mom. Hi, Mom!) I comfort myself with the fact that I did the ironing a couple of days ago and have produced some pretty fantastic dinners over the past two weeks. I'm in love with the meyer lemon-infused olive oil from Di Olivas in the West County mall.

In that vein, last night I made a double batch of the most amazing pumpkin oatmeal cookies. Some came in to work with me this morning and were quite a hit, and most of the rest are coming to Iowa with us. Again I left out the pumpkin seeds (because I still don't quite understand what they're doing sitting around getting mushy in cookies, and not roasted with seasoned salt on a baking tray) and substituted the currants (hard to find) with cherry-flavored Craisins (easy to find).

In conclusion: Twitter.



On 02 Nov 2009 01:46:23 PM, fleegle said...

Thanks so much for your kind words about my Honeysuckle shawl! I was going to cast on for Snowflakes on Cedarwood, but became embroiled in the Queen Susan shawl. Too many projects!


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