OK, so have you ever not blogged for so long that you almost start to feel afraid to? Yeah, that’s where I’m at. It’s not that I haven’t been writing posts. I write them constantly, throughout the day. Trouble is, they’re all in my head and they never seem to make it to the screen. So let’s just pick up as though I hadn’t fallen off the earth.
First things first. Look what I got!
A brand new niece!! Blogging community, meet Ginger. Ginger, meet the bloggers! She was 5 weeks early, but was healthy enough to come home after just a few days. She’s a trooper, as are her parents my brother, Danny, and sister-in-law, Shannon. I think she’s about 2 weeks in this picture. She’s going to be 4 weeks on Friday.‚ Awwww lil’ Miss Ginger . . . Crazy Aunt Stitchy can’t wait to give you a dollar every time she sees you, even if your parents say no.
Toes, people. LOOK AT THE TOES!!!
It’s ok, I’m fine, I just passed out from the cuteness, it’s cool.
Next things next. Knitting update. Sadly, a pictureless one as the camera batteries seem to have taken a hike. I’m pretty sure Mike knows where they are, but he’s pleading the fifth at this juncture. When the subpoena comes in from the courthouse, I think the mystery will be cleared up. One sock down, another almost at the heel. I Heart Toe-up socks. I do, I love to try them on after every fourth row. Love. It. Also, I finished the mini-skull tote, I just need to seam it and felt it. Ok, so “finish” may not have been the right word. But still . . .
Now for some linkety links. I am hoping to revamp my links page soon, right now it’s totally neglected. Poor thing.
First, if you don’t know Julie Jackson, you should. She’s the genius behind Subversive Cross Stitch. I was the very first interview in her new series “Crafty Query”, named for it’s vary vaguely creepy host of the same name. Just look at him. That laser beam stare, that middle-finger-pointing thing, those curtains. As I said to Julie, “I would tell that guy anything he wanted to know. Anything.” I love her patterns, I think I’m going to get “People are Cattle”, but there are too many good ones to choose. I may get a few. Plus, she now sells the crazy gold frames , so you can really class it up! Yay Julie! Also, if you want to snort with laughter, check out her cat Boone. I played this over and over, then made Jon watch it over and over.
Check it out! I’m #3 on the Yahoo 9!!‚ Cooool! They’re something about that girl that I really like. Even without the sound on, she’s really interesting and expressive. I like to watch her. She’s purty. Make sure you scroll down to the poll section. Vote early and vote often!!
Feast your evil eyes on‚ Natalia’s amazing jewelry at the Evil Eye Emporium! This bracelet is my favorite. It’s so delicate, yet so . . . snakey. I’m going to be doing some holiday shopping here, fer sure.
And I have a huge apology to go along with this next link. It’s the Vintage Knit-Along‚ by the Kitchener Bitch (LOVE that name!) I had a delightful email exchange with her, joined up and promised to mention it. I’ve been remembering it on and off for weeks and I feel really bad. I had always thought it would be great fun to start and take part in a Vintage KAL, but time has been scarce, so I was so glad to see someone doing it. I had dreams of participating, but I can’t seem to get much of anything done lately. But I do like seeing the cool stuff that’s going on over at the group blog. Go see! There’s even a yarn contest!
Thank you to everyone who’s been checking in with book sightings and for all the great feedback! I’m trying to respond to everyone, but seriously, work has been busier than it’s been in a long time, so I’ve had very little time to be social. In the end, my day job wins every time. Mama needs yarn and tin can money, after all. Also, I’ve been working on some cool creative stuff that’s not yet ready for public consumption. It drives me crazy when I’m working on something cool can can’t share it, but trust me, if it all works out, you’re going to love it. Very exciting! Hopefully one project will be ready for sharing very shortly. Fun fun!!
OK, that’s it for now. I know there’s more, but I’ll come back and share when I remember it. I need to get used to doing smaller bursts of posting when I think of things, rather than waiting, saving things up, and then totally forgetting them. Hopefully I can get better at my time management now that my plate is spilling over with To Do Lists.
Oh, and buy the book! If you like it, feel free to write a review on Amazon! (I’m also trying to get better at self promotion. More on that tomorrow.)