Monday, January 08, 2007

A Strike, Already

As far as my Stashalong goes, I'm about to get a strike already. You see, it's like this...

I live in a fairly small town in a rather rural area of a somewhat poor state. The only place in town that carries yarn is Wal-mart. Most of what they carry is acrylic. Ours carries a small--very small--selection of dishcloth cotton, but unless you want white or ecru, you'll have to settle for about 5 different colorways of variegated. As far as needles, Boye aluminum straights, and a very small selection of 29" circulars. That's about it. To get to a real yarn store, one has to drive 100 miles.

Tomorrow I have to drive 100 miles.

My appointment with the allergist in Jackson is tomorrow morning. The yarn store is only 7-10 minutes from the allergy clinic. I intend to go there. I've never been to a real yarn store in my life. So, I may just buy some yarn. However, in keeping with the spirit of the Stashalong, if not the letter, I will limit myself to dishcloth cotton and sock yarn. Other knitting accessories don't count toward the stashalong, so I may just buy some of those as well. I'll keep you posted...

Speaking of socks, I finished my first ever sock last night:

I know I need to do a mate for it, but I really want to try the sock yarn I got for Christmas. So this one's mate will have to wait.


I just got these pictures of my sister's other two sons, and didn't want them to feel left out, so here they are. This is Nate, who will be 7 in March, and Andrew, who will be two in May. These are Paul's big brothers.

The look so angelic here...

Showing off their moccasins:Nate and Grandma playing in the snow:Global warming? Not from where they sit. My mother said it had warmed up to about 3 below 0, so they decided to go outside and have a snowball fight. Warmed up to -3!

And finally, I bring you the Sketch of the Day:


An apple, done from memory.

I think I'm going to make a sketch of the day button and annoyingly post it each time I post a sketch. What do you think?



2 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

I think I'm going to make a sketch of the day button and annoyingly post it each time I post a sketch. What do you think?

Does this mean we'd have to "push" the button to see the sketch?

:-)

Becky said...

Say, that's an idea! I wonder how I could do that....

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