Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We want to win!!!

Sheldon and I really want to get ourselves some tickets to Japan. We decided to stay home last summer because of all the termoil and clean up from the big March event. All of our friends are fine, but we did not want to burden them and consume the resources in Japan, such as electricity. The truth is, Sheldon is a big pansy and can not survive Japan with out AC. Here in the northwest we have a pool to chill-in. I mean, he is a turtle after all.
So Sheldons new plan is to get free plane tickets. Did you see this? Free tickets
Yeah, we want to blog to all our socker fans about the trip we will win. Just think of all the knitting spots still to be discovered.... I would even like to volunteer to take some knit socks to the Tsunami affected areas.
When can we jet our hands on these tickets? Will it be in time for Sapporo snow festival? Or Cherry blossoms in Okinawa or Tokyo? Maybe Sheldon and I will get geothermal sand baths in Kyuushu, or mail you a post card from the top of Mt Fuji.
Hurry up Japan, let me know when I can get those tickets. I really need a good Japanese meal and 足袋(tabi) for my tabi(旅)。

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Snow day!

Sheldon had been wishing for a snow day all winter here, in the NW. We finally got one Thursday. For those who slept in, they missed all the snow as it melted off by about 1pm.

While Sheldon and Ari were out in the few hours of snow, I was able to finish off the Skacel's KAL gloves. With the fingers securely knit on, I eventually made my own shady snowman, who sadly fell over as he melted in the joy of sunlight.

With the the record low temperatures the past couple days he is still hanging in there on the lawn. Poor guy!

Here is something a little cheerier. I bagged up more than a baker's dozen of Cookies (i.e. socks) and hauled them over to the LYS for a bit of a taste test before Cookie comes into town. (If you look closely, there is a representative from every Sock Innovation pattern and a few other socks from Sock.Knit.Love.) I hope the shop display stuffs her classes to the brim. But who wouldn't want to monkey around with Cookie? Gosh, what if my socks scare people away from the classes.... (I hope Cookie likes my socks, I hope Cookie likes my socks, I hope...)
I'll show and tell my 2011 socks next time. As I have 5 pairs done this year, with a bunch of singles which will soon become pairs. (Well, that is the plan.... for now....)

Do I dare mention Cookie club? Or Sock Madness? Or ugly yarn knit along? or... just the word hand knit SOCKS!!!!
Stayed tuned my friends, and keep those needles in your hands with new socks on your feet.