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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Oh Mary Jane... Er, I Mean Brooke!

Well the exchange has happened. Brooke came by the office this afternoon and dropped off her yarn, hook, instructions and the beginnings of her Mary Jane slippers. I'm working on them a bit but I don't know if I'm going to have them done by the 14th although I will try. I am also making MYSELF something for a change!!! But the Mary Jane slippers are a nice break and I can do one round at a time (they're crochet, not knit, in case you didn't remember!). I have to say that the yarn is very, very pretty. So I will take pictures before I give them back to Brooke to felt. Hehehe... I like the arrangment... I do the work and she has to felt. Yeah, I know, usually that's the easy part. But anybody remember a series of posts I made after I started felting my own Mary Jane slippers? Hmm... Anyone? Don't be afraid to raise your hand or speak up.

THEY TOOK ALMOST A WEEK TO DRY AFTER I MANAGED TO FELT THEM TO SIZE!!!

I do wear mine. Once in a while I think, hmmm... maybe another 4 or 8 minutes would make them just a bit tighter. So y'know, here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna wear them ALL winter and then in the spring when it's too warm to wear them, I'm going to felt them some more. They'll dry faster because it's warmer and I WON'T CARE HOW LONG IT TAKES THEM TO DRY BECAUSE I WON'T *HAVE* TO WEAR THEM TO KEEP WARM!!!

Oh, I'm sorry. I was screaming there, wasn't I?

I am going to a craft fair, one way or the other, on Saturday. Hopefully it'll be me, Brooke and Susan (who now calls me Myrtle - long story you probably don't want to hear unless you have an interest in psychology). Girls shopping, crafts involved (no, Susan doesn't knit but I think she probably used to... she's too busy with work and grandchildren and a great husband to craft but she's a great fleece blanket maker/teacher and 4H help!) AND there will probably be lunch involved! What more could a girl want?!? Well, except for Kiefer Sutherland.

OK, I'm gonna have some hot cocoa, watch "Medium" which I taped last night and work on either the present for myself or Brooke's Mary Jane slippers.

Thank you Brooke for giving me something to "clean my knitting palate".

Oh yeah... didn't tell you that after I finish the gift for me, I have 3 more of those nasty little similar things I probably should make before Christmas. I think Roger and John will be getting a pair. (For those of you who don't know, I work for 3 attorneys - the main two being Roger and John.) Well, unless I just lose all ambition and that is highly possible. Especially since I just bought myself "One-Skein Wonders"... maybe now I can bring myself to use up some of the stash.

In the meantime, "Medium", cocoa and Mary Janes!

Ah, winter. I can knit without sweating now. :)

2 Comments:

  • At 5:44 PM, Anonymous brooke said…

    WHAT!! I MISSED MEDIUM LAST NIGHT?? CRAP! I hate it when I miss my favorite show. Get this Penguin - while in Washington (state) I got some Tirrimassue (spelling) coco mix - i have not tried it yet... I MISSED MEDIUM?? REALLY?? gosh darn it.

     
  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous roni said…

    Kiefer Sutherland...ooooh yeah he looks reeeeal niiiiice. hehehe

     

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