Monday, July 26, 2010

Yep, 10 More Things About Me

  1. I have an autographed photo of Mr. Rogers.  He's wearing a zip up sweater knit by his Mom.
  2. I'm working on a pattern for a sweater right now.  Actually, right now I'm taking a break so that I can stew over how to proceed with a centered motif that could end on exactly the same row as my sample, or in twelve other places.
  3. I like to think that my stash of yarn really isn't that bad.  It's possible I'm fooling myself.
  4. I don't care to talk about my stash of fabric, because that would be embarrasssing.
  5. I have many, many crocheted afghans.  I didn't make them.  When I find them at the Salvation Army (with a tag reading Handmade for you by Doreen) I simply cannot leave them behind.  I'm like a Cat Lady, but with afghans. 
  6. My husband and I played the "if we win the lottery" game the other day.  We (we ... ha) decided we would build a yarn factory, and a camp with studio classes to go with it.  And my brother-in-law could provide sheep, and wool.  (If we win the lottery my husband would probably be better served to find a younger woman with different fantasies.)
  7. I have an old knitting machine.  I guess old is relative - I got it new when I was 16.  I don't know what that says about my age.
  8. I can't remember how to use my knitting machine, and the directions are no longer with it.  I don't know what that says about my age either.
  9. I have a printing press, and I used to make lots of tees and kids clothing.
  10. When we win the lottery we'll need to spend the money on something else, because it seems I already have everything. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

10 More Random Things About Me

  1. I like feet.  But I'm really not into knitting socks like so many other knitters.
  2. A friend of mine owns a shoe company.  (Isn't that cool?) I am the sample size, so sometimes I get to be a fit tester. (Isn't that cool?)  Too bad I don't knit socks.
  3. I am a sweater knitter.  I've probably already said that, but it bears repeating.
  4. I have never once in my life had a drink of alcohol without someone joining me.  It's not that I think I'm going to go overboard (I'm not a big drinker, but I like a cocktail or two every now and again), it's just that I don't want to ruin my streak.
  5. I drive an old Toyota with 178,000 miles on it. I want to see 250,000 with the ole girl. 
  6. I knit in my car. Lots. It's more cost and time effective than driving home when my kids have an engagement (we live far far away), and it keeps me out of trouble, mostly.
  7. This year I bought two huge lateral filing cabinets in an effort to consolidate a bunch of paperwork.  I have one bursting bucket to finish filing... and I am doubtful it will fit. 
  8. Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out which papers are really important.
  9. Here is a piece of artwork pertaining to sheep and sleep.  It was in the new file cabinet.  I thought it might be important.
  10. (I think Little Bo Sheep might benefit from my "never drink alone" rule.)