I can't tell you how many times I picked up The Tongue River Farm Sock Collection booklet at a recent fiber fest in the east. And the yarn. And the kits. Did I buy any of it? No. Why not? I can't really tell you. I've visited Katherine Misegades website before, drooled over the designs there, even signed up for the notify list. I can't explain it. Upon returning from said fiber fest -- alas, not quite empty-handed, but not with any of these things -- I did receive a notification from Katherine about her new book. It just so happens that my birthday is coming up -- it's Monday, in fact -- so I sent DH the link for a book (Cables Untangled) that I'd like, and also the link for Katherine's new book which, with a projected delivery date of mid-December, would make a very nice Christmas gift. Always thinking ahead, we are.
Of course, I then placed an order for The Tongue River Farm Sock Collection with Schoolhouse Press (because they're nice and close and I've had them on my mind, what with missing the opening of that show in Madison last weekend and all) and it needed company so I added Janet Szabo's Aran Sweater Design to the cart, too. They arrived yesterday, along with the new Interweave Knits. Very happy mail day -- a lot more fun than the junk election mail.
Speaking of which, I'm considering Tuesday to be a big birthday present from all the candidates. DH was so frustrated with one of our local candidates the other day -- the candidate, in fact, that he agrees with most and will most likely vote for -- and the relentless, annoying, recorded phone calls, that he slammed down the phone and declared, "I am not voting for so-and-so!" Of course, he went on to say that he actually probably would, but it's all so aggravating and frustrating! I was discussing this with a friend the other day and he wondered if perhaps that isn't the goal of some of this advertising -- that certain candidates may actually benefit from keeping turn-out low and that one way to accomplish that is to annoy the freakin' hell out of them. This is nothing new, no doubt, but was a bit of an "oh yeah" moment for us. Turn-out is expected to be 50% in our state.
There are so many November birthdays in blogland! Lynne S. of Oz, Jasmine (omg, with the cutest new 'do!), The Boar, Joe, Deb... I'm sure I'm missing some (I wasn't taking notes), so pipe up fellow Scorpios. ; ) I'd wanted to come up with a contest to celebrate my birthday -- I really had a lot of fun with my first -- but it just wasn't happening. Instead, I'm entering one... presenting my November (office) calendar page for Deb's Calendar Girl Contest! This is one of the cheapest calendars ever, but I loved that nearly every month of flower photos included pansies. Yeah, I'm easy (and sometimes cheap).
Today, Katie and I will be doing this! Woohoo! My new sweater that I couldn't resist casting on for last night should really, really fit!