Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Random Tuesday

Well I had a good Monday! Friend and co-worker LaurieB was at a silent auction over the weekend and picked up some yarn at a ridiculously low price. The best bit, it's natural fibers. Here's one:

It's a hairy yarn, thick and thin, with a texture like Lopi. There's fifteen cakes.

The real treasure was this:

Gorgeous color, isn't it? Almost a neon bright, and yet so soft, it's not harsh at all. The fiber seems to be a mohair wrapped with a strand of nylon. It's about a fingering weight I'd say. Here's a closeup:

They're five huge skeins of this and one skein is double sized. It was all I could do not to dive into it right away. My other projects felt bland last night. THANK YOU!!!! LaurieB.

A while back I offered two magazines up for free. I told Laura she could have them, but I haven't heard back from her about how I could get them to her. So Gayle, you were next in line. Laura or Gayle, send me your snail mail, and I'll get the magazines to you. First come, first served.

On Saturday, I was Stumbling through the net when I came across this great poster. I couldn't resist setting it as my desktop wallpaper for the kids to see:
On Sunday morning, the boys walked in on my knitting with smiles on their faces. "Mom", they asked me, "Did you change the computer's wallpaper? That's a great joke!"

I love that they've got a sense of humor.


  1. I saw something on the tube a while back - average age of kids when they leave home is now in the thirties.

    Not that its a bad thing.

    Mine segued out, first going off to school but home for holidays/summers/occasional weekends. Then out the door full time to marriage.

  2. That poster cracked me up!
    Both my girls went gracefully through their teen-age years and off to make their own lives. And doing it quite well, I might add. I'm happy for them, though in my heart of hearts I would have liked to harbor them at home forever...

    And, wow! What a yarn bounty! Pretty pretty pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  3. Oh, and PS - I emailed you my address. Thank you, thank you!

  4. Nice haul!! Love the purple.

  5. Nice yarn. I wouldn't mind running into something like this. I'll have to safe that poster for later, when my boys get older and start complaining.