Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Here! It's Here!

Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook may recall a few days ago when I posted that I'd gotten some very exciting news. At long last, I can reveal what that exciting news is! That's because what I'd been waiting on got here today. And what, you may ask, is that? Well, I may answer, it's this:


And what, you may still ask, is that? Well, I may still answer, I'll tell you.

You know how the Green Bay Packers fans have their cheeseheads? Now, we have our very own STAR HEADS!


Kewl, huh? Squeaky isn't impressed. "What in the name of the Great Litterbox Scooper is that thing on your head?"


Cats just don't understand football...


This also came.



I buy coffees for military personnel serving overseas through Green Beans Coffee Company. A few weeks ago, they had a special promotion, where when you buy a certain amount of coffee, they send you this shirt. Since I already buy the stuff, I thought I'd just bump my contribution up enough to get the shirt.


Sharp eyed readers may have noticed that I didn't post yesterday. I'd intended to, but right when I was getting ready to compose my blog, the electricity went out. It didn't come back on until after I'd gone to bed, so I'm just going to incorporate yesterday's post into today's post.


The big news is, I finished the dress...finally!


It was that darn zipper that threw me. I had instructions, but they just didn't make any sense to me. I finally ended up putting them aside and just winging it. Eh, it worked. Oh, it isn't completely finished. I still have the belt tie to do. But, now that I've seen how narrow the belt tie is, I may just skip it and buy a wide white belt to go with it.


And I started over on my Traveling Roses scarf.


See, what had happened was, I'd gotten about half way through the second pattern repeat, and noticed that I'd messed up in the first pattern repeat. And this was not the simple dropped stitch or missed yarn over that's pretty easy to fix. No, I'd somehow managed to skip two entire rows! There was no way to fix that, thus the ripping.

Aloft does not frog all that well. The rows came loose pretty easily, but the edge stitches simply would not turn loose. I ripped until the yarn broke, then just set the unripped part aside and started over. If I need it, I'll rip it, but somehow, I don't think I'll need it.

Yes, that is my Kindle holding down the extremely curly Addi Turbo cable enough so I can get a photo.  If only I hadn't just ordered from Knit Picks...

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5 comments:

Mel Lolo said...

Thats an awesome shirt! AND an AWESOME star head! I don't think my Dad knows about those so Im gonna have to let him know. He's not exactly tech savvy ... or actually goes on the internet.

Anyway, I'll never forget that you bought the Hubbs a coffee card while he was deployed :D Thanks so much again :D

Bag Blog said...

You are a busy girl. The star head/hat is, well, different.

Becky said...

Melissa, I was glad to do it!

Lou, thanks!

Patti said...

That's kinda cool that Cowboy fans have their own silly hats now too, but otherwise I think I'm with Squeaky on this one...Whatever gives you pleasure though is cool

I've seen that soldier-with-coffee graphic before, but not with that slogan ;)

Becky said...

Oh, we've had silly hats for a while, just not star shaped ones. The ones we had to settle for before now were just giant blue Cowboy hats. I was kind of meh about them, but LOVE the star head!

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