Monday, March 23, 2009

Saying good-bye to Winter

Okay full disclosure I haven't really had to experience "real" winter weather for an extended period of time since we moved the family to Arizona 16 years ago. If we are lucky it might rain alot during February but this winter I didn't have to put on anything heavier than my well worn acrylic sweater from Target...until the Chirstmas trip to Utah but that was only a weeks worth of coat wearing.

I joined the "Say Goodbye to Winter Swap" hosted by the High Fiber Diet Podcast. I had drawn Lorrieu for my partner and had a great time picking out some fibery treats for her.

My upstream partner was Kim from GA. She spoiled me greatly :
Say Good  bye to Winter Swap

Thank You notes
seasonal pens One with a cute bunny on top
Sticky notes!!!!
Project bag with springy flowers all over it from MessieCraftie
yummy salty snacks my favorite, along with a well sealed bag of Hershey Kisses…yeah!!! they didn’t melt.
mmmmmMalabrigo Sock yarn in the Caribeno colorway
Newton’s Yarn Country Happy Feet Print

it was a lovely treat and wonderful way to celebrate the first day of Spring. BammerKT mentioned on the podcast how suprised she was that the swap had brought members of the Ravelry group together. I think its great it gave us a chance to get to know each other, do some cyber sluething, and help each other with clues, It was fun to joke and tease each other too. I believe when you try to do something kind for another person , without expecting anything back from that person friendships even cyber-friendships , can be built.

I'm sure I'll think of something better to say later.

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Patrick's day

Outake of the conversation I had last night with my 5yo daughter Banana Girl
BG: "Mom?"
me : yes Banana?
BG: "Can I wear my Sponge Bob shirt tomorrow?"
me: It isn't green, why do you want to wear Sponge Bob?
BG: "Well I love it and Sponge Bob's best friend is Patrick and tomorrow is Patrick's day."

Most of my life when the subeject of ST. Patricks day has come up I envisioned Leprechauns, Shamrocks, and people dressed in clothes the color green. After talking to my darling daughter last night all I can think about is that silly, big , pink starfish.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Knitters Unite.

I'm a huge fan of NPR. One of my favorite shows is "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" Its one of the few things that can truly make me laugh even when I am in my darkest moods.

Two weekends a go panelist Mo Rocca made a statement regarding his "hate" of handmade sweaters an that they were itchy. After being flooded with e-mails from the knitting world and Mo issued an apology.

Go to the show's rundown page, scroll down to Panel Round Two and click on that. In true WWDTM fashion it was hilarious. Poor Mo, its not nice to upset people who carry around the pointy sticks