Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Boxing Day Blather.

Having been told twice now that the fabulous new and improved version of Blogger is "unable to complete my request," I am accepting that this will be a pictureless post. Just know that I tried...

Bully Finder Rhymes with:

You would have liked the picture of my new WooLee Winder. On the bright side, though, I can tell you that I have spun four pounds of hand-carded shetland, plied it and skeined it perfectly and you will have to take my word for it. If the reality is that it is still in the box while I debate whether to put a finish on it to match my wheel, you will be none the wiser. What the heck, I can even say I spun straw into gold whilst wearing a thong bikini for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit centerfold. Without photo evidence to the contrary how will you prove I didn't?

I'm thinking of putting in a few hours during this vacation on my next article for job #2 and the monkey on my back known as the "parenting education program" we are developing. The extra cash could go towards a couple of new bobbins for this bad boy. For now, though, Mr. W.W. will be used for plying. Once I'm fully equipped with bobbiny goodness then I'm in business for full-on hook-free spinning! Whoooooo Hooooooo!!!

Knitting Unto Others:

It is over. The fact that I didn't really do all that well knitting for Christmas aside, I am dedicating this week off to selfish knitting. And I am casting on with wild abandon even if there are things awaiting completion. If it tickles me to do it, then that's what I be doing. Today, I pulled out a skein of Socks That Rock that came to me courtesy of trek and started a new little sockling. Yes, I am in the home stretch on the other pair, but I felt like knitting with STR. Now that I don't have to be all nice and good so Santa will bring me a WooLee Winder then my true and selfish nature can come to the fore. (insert picture of Sheep clutching a sock, hoarding chocolate and sticking out her tongue here)

The Sheep Is Now Available For Personal Appearances:

The scheduled events are sparse at this point, but if you take into consideration the fact that The Sheep don't get out much then it's something of a media-worthy event. Tonight, I will be joining Noolie and her band of merry knitters for the joy that is knitting in public. Noolie was kind enough to extend an invitation and patient enough to wait until I had a school vacation that would allow me to stay up late like a grown-up knitter and be a part Chicks With Sticks. In my vast blogging experience (um...that would be a year or so) I've never come across a real, live fellow blogger in the wild. I'm beyond excited! However, my experience with knitting anywhere but my couch is somewhat limited so I've been practicing by sitting in other chairs all day. I've also been trying out new words to use when I make mistakes. My usual "colorful" vocabulary may not work as well in public. Thus far, I'm looking at: Balderdash! Criminy! and Goodness Gracious! as my exclamations of choice. It's a work in progress....

Later this week, The Sheep will be at a private engagement hosted by the CamMad household. It seems that a certain little girl has herself a new Easy Bake Oven and a hankering to bake for company. As I am currently eating my own weight in baked goods per day, this seems like a good fit for me, socially speaking. At least it's a better fit than my jeans at this point. I'm looking forward to an evening with my favorite nieces-by-proxy and a chance to catch up with their parents as well.

And now, I bid you all, "adieu." I must prepare to meet the public. And by that I mean, find a pair of jeans that will forgive me the last couple of days spent frolicking amongst the bon bons. I can't knit standing up and leaving my trousers unbuttoned and unzipped seems socially inappropriate.

Perhaps a picture or two will be allowed tomorrow.

SA

14 comments:

Bobbi said...

oooh, the knitting in public sounds like so much fun! Fingers crossed there will be no mistakes, either in knitting or foul words! :)

Annie said...

I got a woolee winder too! I haven't set it up yet, so I look forward to your detailed entry about it. :) Can't wait to see the pics.

trek said...

Oh, bother works very well.

Julie said...

Feel free to let your colorful vocabulary fly freely tonight (I do). After all, there are no children around :)

I'm with ya on the pants that fit thing. Mine all seem to have shrunk over the last few weeks. I've squeezed myself into a pair for work today but don't know what I'm going to do for tomorrow. Must get back on track with the exercising!

mrichme said...

We look forward to Sheepish's grand visit.

mehitabel said...

Gee, I'd rather go knit with you guys than go teach my quilting class tonight--just don't tell my quilters, ok? I OD'd on chocolate at work today--the break room was full of other people's good intentions. You know, take it to work so you don't eat it all yourself! Thank heavens for stretchy jeans...

April said...

I'm particularly fond of a "Great Googly Moogly" interjected now and again.

Lorraine said...

The holiday shrinking pants phenomenon - how well I know it. My mom's home-made toffee - yoiks!

Brenda said...

I'm sure you behaved just fine. They'll probably even ask you back again!

Beth said...

Wow, you're really getting out and about! Can't wait to hear about all of the fun.

Cathy said...

I thought of you today

http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/iheartzombies.htm

Paula in Iowa said...

When my children were small, I endeavored to collect non-profane profanities. "Corn Fodder" works fairly well, as do "Haberdashery" and "Hockey Puck". Yes, the last one requires some care! When my grandma was realllly upset, she would say "Well I'll be a ham sandwich!" Let your creativity flow!

I'm not a spinner. Is a WooLee Winder of Asian origin?

Mia said...

hehehe.. you are so funny sheepie *grin* I love the part where you say "if it tickles me to do it, then that's what I be doing".... AMEN sister! YAY Sheepie! And can I use that line sometime? *grin*

Have fun at your appearances, and don't forget to take your camera just in case Blogger decides to cooperate!

Anonymous said...

I hope you have fun!!
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/