Good evening! I haven't fallen off of the planet, for those of you wondering why I didn't even blog on Knit Tips Tuesday. I just worked Tuesday through Thursday this week and it sort of throws off my fun time. You would THINK my job would want to work around my plans, but whatever. ;-)
Speaking of which, do you know how nice it is to go to a job where your boss just randomly says to you, "I am so glad to have you on my team!"? I'll tell you how nice it is. It's freaking super-duper-crazy-nutcase nice.
So onto the knitting...I have made an exit hat for tomorrow out of Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb, and the color is called Turtle Rodeo. I'll post pictures of me in it within the next couple of days. Thanks to my generous friends and family, I have raised $805 to date on my personal St. Baldrick's webpage for childhood cancer research. If you have donated, thank you so much! If you have not, don't think for a second that I'm pressuring you. The fact that nobody has tried to talk me out of shaving off my supermodel hair pretty much tells me that I'm loved and supported. Here is my page:
Also, the Knit Tips Tuesday these past two weeks have been dedicated to knitting for cancer patients. The link for the first article is hyperlinked in the second article, so here is the one from this past Tuesday, and you can read the first one within it if you haven't yet:
I also posted a new pattern on Etsy and Ravelry.com...this was the March Scarf pattern of the Month. If you can believe it, April's is almost done (by both of us this time!), and I actually have a different idea for May than I had originally planned. We'll see what I end up with. Either way, I want to shout from the rooftops, "I'm getting ahead! I'm getting ahead!" And none of you believed me...ha ha ha...here is the pattern:
And finally, a story. I believe in signs, as most of you know, and of course I have that weird gift that freaks me out sometimes and makes me wonder if I should be honing it or stifling it (all votes appreciated). Case in point: I was walking out of the house on Tuesday morning, and when I looked back at the house to see if I turned the light off, I had this vision of the porch collapsing. Don't know why...other than one floorboard, I never even heard so much as a creak out of the thing. But whatever. The next day, Bert was climbing down the stairs and the porch collapsed. (FYI...he's okay).
Anyway, I'm sitting at Starbucks today, finishing my St. Baldrick's just-in-case-it's-cold-tomorrow cap, and this woman comes up to me and says, "Can I just say, it is so nice to see people out knitting." She showed me her little tupperware box. "I brought mine with me." I offered for her to sit next to me, but she was waiting for a friend. She told me she just started getting back into knitting, so I told her I write an online column about knitting. "Wait," she said, "Do you write Knit Tips Tuesday?"
So at this point, starstruck, I whipped out my Sharpie and signed her bra, addressed to "honey."
She was lovely...we exchanged phone numbers and it turns out that not only is her birthday the same day as the husband (mine, not hers), but she runs a rescue for dogs that educates owners before allowing adoption. In other words, many of her dogs are the so called "dangerous breeds," and of course I have my two useless guard dogs at home. Yes, this could all be a coincidence, but I still think she was plopped there.
On that note, have a good night and thanks for reading!