Friday, April 27, 2012

randomness...

It's been one of those weeks - you know the one, where you think it's Tuesday, but it's actually Thursday and you don't know where the two days went? Or it's 6:27pm, and you wanted to be somewhere at 6:30pm, and it takes at least 15 minutes to get there (if traffic is on my side...) Yes, that happened last night...
So, in lieu of an FO shot of Wingspan (love it!!) you get Friday random thoughts...

The DKC Knitter's Frolic is this weekend - who's going? Susan and I will be there - our usual "Meet early for breakfast and get great parking" situation is in full swing - we will eat and knit and wait for the doors to open, let the line up get in, then saunter in ourselves. I should probably have my yellow I KNIT messenger bag as per usual, so if you see me, stop and say hi. (unless I have THAT LOOK in my eye - then I'm zeroing in on wool, and I'd recommend standing back...) I've saved a recently received windfall for this weekend, so who knows what I may end up with.




I love the fact that when I showed this to my 13 year old son:

he got it.
(I love the fact that while he may be a jock, he's also into math and science...)

Speaking of the boy - the neighbours at the cottage have a girl the same age, and the kids are great friends. Her dad (who is a TOUCH over protective of his two girls, but loves my son anyway) mentioned one time when we were sitting around watching the kids race by, "I'd really like those two to get together in about 5 years. It's those next 5 years that bother the crap outta me..." All my husband and I could do is laugh...

Have you seen the latest Boston Pizza Commercial, touting their "All Meat Wings" made with seasoned chicken breast? Isn't that just a big chicken nugget? It's certainly not a wing...

My knitting is all over the place and I couldn't be happier. I have numerous socks on the go - fantastic wool ones, and sumptuous bamboo ones. I have Quinn in a stunning cotton/linen blend, that may feel rope-like now, but will soften with blocking and wearing, and I know will become a summer favourite. I have high hopes for some lace soon, and I am about to start a 100% cashmere Jeweled Cowl. There is no better feeling than working with beautiful natural fibres, especially with the hope of summer beckoning. Natural fibres flow over the needles easier than sticky acrylics, and make summer knitting such a pleasure.

I have a family story to share - I finally got through to my extended family that wool is always a good gift for me. Yes, I already have a lot of it, but it's because I love it so much. I did a fairly major favour for a SIL a few months back, and she recently gifted me with yarn. (Yes, it takes her months to acknowledge these things - and it still surprises me when she actually does acknowledge something). So when I saw her at a family get together, she said she had something for me to thank me for the favour. She then gave me two balls of Triana in her favourite shades of brown. I thanked her profusely, even though it's not a yarn I would choose - but it was yarn given to me as a gift! I was thrilled with the thought. Until she said that she "just loves the scarves made from this! Could I make her one?"

So my question is - Was it actually a gift, or should I consider it a job?

8 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Job.

julia in KW said...

job...unless you take it as a teaching opportunity...this is how you do it, sil...call me if you need help! lol

KnitTech said...

Yea, that's a job.

Acorn to Oak said...

Fun post and interesting random thoughts. I like that alcohol and calculus sign. Funny! How lucky you are to have a SIL that actually does acknowledge things and with yarn...Super wow!...even though it does take a while. I think that you-know-where would have to freeze over before any of my three SILs would ever appreciate or acknowledge anything. Sounds like a great day planned tomorrow. Have fun! :-)

Needles said...

Job.

Sheryl Evans said...

Kind of a backhanded complimentary way of saying Thx & getting a new scarf in the bargain. Smart girl. I wouldn't take it in a negative way. Some people are takers & some givers. It seems she has figured out which one you are. LOL

Anonymous said...

I sure wouldn't knit her a scarf from it.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It's cute that he thinks highly of your son to want the kids to get together ;)

I would be honored if somoene in my family asked me to knit them something with yarn they picked up. Unless it was yarn bought for me for my birthday. Lol.