Saturday, June 24, 2006

Short Hello

Just a short hello today. I started two new projects this weekend already. Another poncho, this one for my niece's 8th birthday. I know I'm sick of knitting ponchos too, but when they ask for one and specify a color, I can't say no. I've also started my first pair of socks. I'm making them for my dad for Christmas because he asked for them. I figured I'd have to start early because as you know, I don't do socks. Both projects are on my to-do list so I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself.

Two happy things today: my son's team finally won a baseball game. Poor kid, he went from a team with a 42-4 record to a team who won their second game today. It's not all about winning and I'm glad he's learning how to deal with losing, but these poor kids have had a rough season. So everyone was pretty excited. I almost felt guilty about being so happy for them as the team they beat was the New Ulm traveling 13 year old team. After having such a great day in New Ulm last week, I felt a little bad. Hope Nutty Cindy's kid wasn't on the team or anything!

Second happy thing, SP8 has given me a new pal to spoil. Someone who actually keeps her blog updated so I'll know if she likes the things I send her. Not to mention, it is apparent from her blog that she is actually literate, which I wasn't sure about with the first pal I was spoiling. Can't say more as I don't want to blow my cover (just in case she actually reads this).

Note to Renee the Enabler: I found the 99 cents per skein Kool Wool. It was on sale 20% off. I bought 16 skeins. Can we not count yarn that costs so little? I mean for the yarn diet and all. In comparison it's like eating three M&Ms on a regular diet. Right?


renee said...

That is amazing! I'm going out to the MOA tomorrow and I'm sorely tempted to pick some up.

My rule is that any yarn that you are knitting into a gift right away and any yarn that you couldn't get later - because it's so special or so cheap - doesn't count.

Kate said...

This is why you are the best! Thanks for the tip. I'm actually going to use it for my nephew's Christmas Weasley as most of what I bought is burgundy.

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

I went to Petters on Thursday and could only find some crochet cotton. Oh well!

Chris said...

Congrats to your son and the team! Probably getting a nice balance of success and failure, eh?