Monday, August 18, 2008


Yay!!! I am so excited!! Finally, one of my designs has been accepted! After several rejections, I finally got to read those magic words, that my design has been accepted. It will be in the Winter issue of Popknits. Of course, I can't give away any of the details ;)

This is really great news because the last week was a bit lousy. First I got a flat tire, which isn't too bad but still an annoyance. Then the next day I got into a fender bender on the freeway. It was my first car accident, and getting hit at 50 mph was pretty scary. My bumper is hanging off and my trunk won't close, so I'm trying not to drive too much. I spent the weekend at home and couldn't even go visit my boyfriend because he lives 20 miles away. I mostly watched Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals on TCM, and I feel like at any moment I'm going to break into song and start tap dancing. But now it seems like things are looking up. I'm getting my car checked out tomorrow, and hopefully take it to the body shop to be fixed.

Sending in my proposal was the easy part, now I have to get knitting! Going off now to click my knitting needles.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

98 cent store is a mountain of gold

On my way home from the gym today, I remembered that I wanted to get some blank notebooks to organize my knitting notes. I had already passed the office supply stores and didn't want to turn around, so I had to think about what stores were on the way home. I remembered there was a 98 cent store I had never been to, so tonight was the night to check it out. I walk in and was amazed to see row after row of narrow aisles jam packed with stuff. Videos, light bulbs, cleaning products, food, you name it and it was there. I found my notebooks right away and just wandered down every aisle. And then I saw it, hidden in the back corner. Is it?... yes, it is. Its yarn. YARN! I practically leaped over a stack of bottled water and was faced with a wall full of yarn. It was cheap acrylic yarn, but for 98 cents, who cares? They were in very pretty colors and the yarn label claims the yarn is finished with aloe, so it isn't too scratchy. I am planning on making a dog blanket, so this was the perfect find. They were many variegated colors, which I am a big sucker for, so I just started pulling out ball after ball of yarn. My arms were completely filled, and of course I hadn't gotten a basket on the way in (because I was just getting notebooks, right?). Well I didn't want to go all the way back to the entrance, so I hopped over to the laundry aisle and got a big plastic basket and I filled it with yarn. Yes, I think I have a problem. I had better find a lot of dogs to knit blanekts for. Sorry the picture is blurry, I drank coffee today and it makes me a little wacky :)