I’ll return to last weekend’s yarn adventures tomorrow, but for today, a few quick updates:
– According to my buddies including glamorous and roomie-kins, green M&M’s do count as a vegetable, and orange M&M’s contain vitamin C and help improve your vision. It’s only the brown ones that count as candy. Thank goodness, as this may be my only hope for nutrition this week.
– Speaking of roomie-kins, she’s now in hyper-text because she’s joined the blog-o-sphere. Welcome to the ride honey! Please show her some love by checking out her new site.
– Mrs. J will be proud and pleased to know that I managed to act like a grown-up and did in fact RSVP no to the wedding of my semi-stalker. Infuriatingly, I cannot find her gift registry anywhere. I checked WeddingChannel and Target and then had to do some deep-breathing excercises to calm down and reassure myself that not registering for gifts was not a ploy on her part to get me to call and inquire about the registry.
– After finding the “macro” setting on my camera recently, The Baron and I have been compulsively photographing his fish. At the moment he has two tanks and, on the patio, a barrel full of goldfish. Here is our best work, our oldest beta fish, Pearl. Note the rich beauty of his environment — the lush plants, the tiki. We even tried to breed him about a year ago, so he’s gotten some action recently. He is one happy beta.
– And speaking of The Baron, we’ve been working our way through season one of the American version of “The Office.” So far our favorite moment is when Jim and Pam drive Dwight crazy by claiming “Count Choculitis” as a medical condition. (Should I be concerned that WordPress spellcheck isn’t working since it didn’t flag “Choculitis” as a misspelling?)
– Finally, some knitting-related content: Glamorous has the cutest sweater from Banana Republic that I love borrowing. I love it so much, and I have SO MUCH respect for her things (yes, I do!) that I’ve had the sweater in the months-old dry-cleaning pile living (until last weekend!) in the back of my car. I have had zero sucess as a designer thus-far in my knitting career (I basically flunked Geometry in High School and I’m . . . um . . . directionally impaired — so it’s no big shocker that designing would present a challenge) but when I found the sweater I remembered how much I loved it. Maybe, just maybe, I could get started on the road to designing by trying to copy the sweater. It’s short-sleeved, cap-sleeved really, with a scoop neck and an I-cord trim on the neckline. It fits me perfectly. Now I know I still have to finish the Frost Flowers & Leaves lace shawl I’m working on, and I will, but I think I’m going to make the BR sweater copy my next project. The sweater comes back from the dry cleaner’s at the end of the week, and I’ve got lots of yarn in the stash that might work, so maybe this weekend I’ll start swatching.