There was a dramatic shift in the weather yesterday. This is the view out my computer/laundry room window this morning (I just saw a deer walking on the path way down there!). It was in the 60s on Thursday, thunder and snow and 30s on Friday, sunshine and 40s today -- and pretty much the rest of the week, I guess. Yeah, like Amy Lu says. There's even a little hint of my still-gray-but-soon-to-be-sunny Saturday Sky for Sandy!
I have to admit that while I have a Newsgator account and sometimes like their service better than Bloglines, I use Bloglines more. Lots more. If you use Bloglines, you have probably noticed -- and maybe use -- the "Keep New" feature at the bottom of every post. I currently have 10 items checked off as "Keep New." Let's check 'em out!
1. Vera is the "commissioner" of Needles Hooks and Yarn, a fantasy football league for crafters, and maintains a blog on "space" donated by Beth. I saved a Week 9 post because I actually won a contest! I am having more fun that I ever imagined with the fantasy team. My family thinks I'm nuttier than ever with my enthusiastic whooping for a good play and then a mad dash to the computer to see how it affected my fantasy score. ; ) Yeah, I'm now a sports nerd of gigantic proportion. My record is currently 4-5 and I'm looking to even that off this week. We'll see.
3. I ticked this post at Mustaa villaa before going to Rhinebeck. I have admired, fondled and considered knitting a Clapotis -- in one or another of the variations I've seen -- and yet, to this day, I remain Clapotis-less. Knowing that I'd meet Kate Gilbert at Rhinebeck, I admit to entertaining a little fantasy about choosing the yarn for my first Clapotis with the designer. ; ) It didn't work out that way, but it's still fun to think about. And I continue to ponder the eventual Clapotis, and admire ones like Terhi's... but OMG, so much more over there! I dare you not to plotz when you visit her blog.
4. Just the other day, I saw this post at Knitting in Color with resources for glove patterns. There's always great plotz potential at Nanette's! Just a few days earlier, it was the mittens. I have a couple of her books on my list...
...I could maybe learn something useful. I keep taking classes in color knitting, hoping to improve or learn the magic trick, but I think it's probably practice, practice, practice -- as with anything else. This is the start of Mack's Christmas stocking. It seemed tight when I went to bed last night, but not so bad this morning. I'll check again before making a final determination. This is one of those "for all time" things and I'd like it to be the best.
5. Knitting on Impulse -- String Bag No. 3: Streamlined and Simple. I'm sure I have previously saved Nos. 1 & 2. I always think these would make nice "gift wrap." Ruth just had a birthday yesterday, too. One more for the November birthday club.
7. Going For The Masters at Wovenflame. I've had this one checked for over a month now and have contemplated joining Marlene in this endeavor -- the TKGA Master Knitting Program. I'm still undecided, still contemplating, will definitely keep this one checked for a while yet.
8. I have looked at this say la vee post quite a few times in the last week or so, given the birthday and all. I think that one shall remain checked for a while yet, too. I think I'll want to gaze upon those beautiful faces some more.
9. This might be the oldest check in the list! It is directions for making (including definition of) a FAVICON, and I do so want one for my blog.
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You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."
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Actually, when I lived in Oregon, people often thought I was Canadian -- mostly because of the "about" and "house" pronunciations, and the like, and I admit that I do sometimes utter that unique (impossible to convey in type) "oo" (but if you've ever heard it, you know what I'm talking about -- go find a podcast featuring the Yarn Harlot, you'll hear it -- here's one, another). I seem to be the only one in my family with this particular feature of speech, because even my own sisters point and laugh when they catch it. I did live near Toronto for a year as a child -- during what must have been formative years -- and I think that maybe there were lasting consequences.
Tomorrow (because, you know, I'll be here), there will be some more talk of gloves and mittens and warm, warm hands.
P.S. Have y'all gone over to say "Hello" to Yvette yet? Her new blog is And Sew To Knit, but she is definitely not new to blogland. I found the first comment she ever left here -- May of 2004! There have been many comments and emails since, along with a swap or two, and I was very happy that she was winner of my comment contest a while back. Check it out.