Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Orangina

Yes, I had to jump on the Orangina bandwagon. I just love Stefanie Japel's patterns! And, now that I have Ravelry, I succumb to peer pressure so quickly. It's like everyday I find something on there that someone else is knitting/has knitted, and I just have to knit it too! Plus, I really wanted to be working on something fairly mindless. In cotton. I'm guessing this is because it has been so stinking hot here. Although of course I have the fear that I won't finish it in time to wear it this summer (because apparently I don't finish projects anymore. I simply collect yarn and patterns.) Either way, Orangina is fulfilling my present knitting needs and desires. Besides, look how gorgeous this lace pattern is. And it's so easy!
On other news, Sarah, a.k.a. The Plucky Knitter, made her debut on The Loopy Ewe last night! WooHoo! I literally had been stalking the site all day yesterday (I just had a feeling a Sneak Up was coming.) Well into the evening, I noticed new icons were going up on Sheri's site, and of course, one of them was for The Plucky Knitter, which you can also get here on Etsy. I emailed Sarah immediately - how exciting to have her yarns on TLE! Anyway, the Sneak Up did happen last night, and I snatched myself a few things, including some TPK lace weight in a beautiful blue called Afternoon Tea. Gorgeous.

I believe Kara and I will be making an excursion to TLE on Friday, just to soak in a little yarny goodness and visit with Sheri. Kara has never experienced TLE in person. I am so excited to go with her!

Cindy (my sister) and I made our reservations last night for a hotel in Chicago for next week. That's right, we're going to Stitches Midwest! I can hardly believe it. It just happens to be right at the end of my medical leave from work - perfect! And, I finally get to meet Sarah in person as well. So much excitement going on around here. Although I'm wondering how Cindy (a non-knitter at this point) is going to react to all the craziness of the knitting world...

Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and great comments on my last post. Everyone is so kind and thoughtful. It's so wonderful to have such great friends. I honestly don't know how I was living without you all for so long!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for the compliments - you've made my day!

Glad you are on the mend - don't over do... have to be tip top for Stitches!!!

: )

Beth said...

Stitches! Yippee! Keep an eye open for me...I'll be there with bells on.

nicole said...

Lucky you -- Stitches sounds like good fun. Orangina looks cool, and you picked the perfect color.

Amanda said...

That Oragina is gorgeous! One again you are tempting me! Shame on you! ;) Have fun at Stitches. Let us know how it goes.

yarnsnob said...

sorry for being stupid but what is stitches? Whatever it is , have fun, don't over do it, take it easy and enjoy.
Orangina looks gorgeous

shan from michigan said...

Hi Kathy - Was so nice to meet you in Chicago! How was your first day back to work? Hope you had a great day!