Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sock Yarn and Soap
(Warning, picture heavy post.)I've been overwhelmed this week by the response that the pattern row counter has had. First, I mention it on flickr after I put together the photo tutorial, then a flickr user e-mails the link to the editors of Craftzine and THEN, they blog about it almost immediately! Well, you coulda knocked me over with feather when I saw that! I happened to check my Sitemeter and saw all these referrals from the craftzine blog, clicked over and TADA!!! There it was. Holy crap. And I had so much to blog about too. But I thought maybe I should do that video thing and the FAQ first. I still have the Merike Saarnit Microwave Rainbow Dying Workshop to tell you about. And the next days' workshop on knitting with our handpainted yarn. One of those days involves a story about a girl with a wicked hangover, a church lawn, and how she's pretty much finalized her future trip to hell. I'll leave you to wonder just who that girl was and how she did that. Let's just say it has something to do with this: But before all that even I was supposed to blog about something completely different. You see, a short while ago, Pyewacket made a short row toe her bitch and decided to banish it from her house in exchange for something a little more "her". Well, I piped up immediatly and we arranged a swap. Well, check out what this wonderful woman sent me: Not just some sock yarn (in a really handy plastic pouch) but handmade (by her very own hands!) Soap! Wonderful smelly, funky colored, swirly sorta trippy SOAP! LOOK! She sells it too, but I don't have her hilarious little pamphlet with me to tell you if there's a website to find it at. I'll amend this post as soon as I find out. She's made me swear to use it and not display it because it's "too pretty to use." Now I'm wondering if I should tell her I immediately slipped it in my dresser drawer with all my handknits and my underwear drawer to make 'em smell purty? (Oops, I guess I just did. But I swear I'll use 'em as soon as I run out of the liquid stuff in my bathroom!) Then yesterday, I got Jenn-you-whine R.A.K (no, that's not some mean subliminal message to any "Jenn" out there that may be reading but if it were it'd be a lot bitchier. Like "Jenn-you-bitch" or "Jenn-you-slut" but neither are phonetic for "real." But I digress.) ANYWAY...this R.A.K came from the wonderful fiberfool! (Sadly, blogless.) Check out this Halloween themed package! The turtle I think is from Finding Nemo. And it does something. But beyond light up, it's got this kickin' in it's mouth. See that? A hole. And when you squeeze the flipper you can feel a little puff of air come out. (And it lights up as well.) But it doesn't strike me as a tub toy. But it must be. It must squirt water out of it's mouth. Ah...you betcha next time I take a bath I'll be acting like a 3 year old splashing around and playing with my turtle making it squirt the cat. Heh. Not only was there this toy, but there were peanut butter filled hershey's kisses! A Halloween pin! And lo, some Regia Cotton Tip & Top sock yarn. Don't worry. Tomorrow you still get yarn pr0n. My handpainted yarn from the workshop! And hey, I may even tell you about that hungover chick. Tsk. How irresponsible of her.