Thursday, September 14, 2006

Waiting for the Mailman

I love shopping online. I love getting packages in the mail. I'm almost sure my mail carrier hates me because of it. Yesterday, I got this:

My notebooks from Myndology! They are going to be for knitting. The itsy bitsy one will fit into my purse. It has heavy paper that seems like a light cardstock. It's refillable too, so as long as I don't lose it, I can refill it.

Now I know that everybody else seems to use their Palm pilots or Blackberries for this kind of note taking stuff, but I don't have one. I had a Palm and it seemed that I mostly used it as an address book and to play Bejeweled on airplanes. It seems like too much expense for how I use it. It died. It was drowned by the cat. Not Albert, our now departed Schmed cat. It was sitting on the kitchen counter and Schmed decided to play soccer with it. It landed in his water dish and drowned. Palm pilots don't like water, or cats. I have a wet, messy, animal intensive home that leads to electronic accidents. So I'll stick to buying notebooks.

Since this is meant to be a knitting blog, I am actually knitting. I'm making sleeves for the jean jacket I bought way back in March while in Chicago. I lost the pattern so I had to use my Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns and math.

This is Schaefer Miss Priss in the colorway Isadora Duncan. It should look great with the jacket. I'm doing both sleeves at once because I hate finishing something only to have to start all over again. Have I mentioned I don't knit socks?

Apparently Schmed cat was not the only animal who enjoys a good game of soccer, Maxine is pretty sure she's going to be picked for the next women's Olympic team. She will not tear her shirt off after a win to expose her bra, she plays naked.


Keep Looking Back and Cringe-ing! Some of you have even hinted at posting pictures of your 80's fashions! I can't wait!

9 comments:

Deb said...

I LOVE those notebooks. I do carry a Palm because it's also my phone (mental note - keep away from sink) but I also carry note books because it's really hard to draw on a Palm. I'm headed over to that web site now.

Chris said...

I carry both notebooks and Palm - the Palm is all my knitting stuff, phone info, calendar, photos - and the notebook is for quick notes I can stuff in my pocket.

Oh yeah, I have photos linked from my Cringe "entry"...

Amy said...

Can't wait until my Myndology order arrives. I don't do electronic things, except computer. I like writing on paper.

Guinifer said...

I love the moleskine notebooks - Barnes and Noble has 'em at the register. Too bad I lose 'em as fast as I pick them up!

Sheepish Annie said...

I'm all for the electronic age, but sometimes you can't beat doodling and sketching out those grand ideas. Long live the notebook!

Linda @ Yarnzilla said...

Hi, Kate!

I would love to play Bejeweled on an airplane -- who knew such a thing was possible?!?! It was great seeing you at the shop today -- someday I'll find it within myself not to talk you out of that wonderful cashmere!!! :0)

Sydney said...

I have a Palm that I use for contacts, calendar, shopping lists, quick notes, books I want to read, etc. I also use a lot of notebooks too.

QoE said...

I loved your post about the Myndology link and ordered three little notebooks. My grandson has already claimed the orange one.
And about that look back. Hmmm. I was raising four sons during the eighties and I don't think I want to look back. Right now they are wonderful adults and we love that!
Cathy in MN

Dr. B. said...

Thanks for that Myndology link. Those notebooks look great!

I'm also trying to avoid the 80s revival. Drop-waist tops and flats? No, thanks.