Friday, January 26, 2007

POSTSCRIPT! FORGOT TO SAY -

I had every intention in that last posting of calling out to Anne (not superb pattern designer Anne of Knitspot but Anonymous Anne who commented, telling me she had just the same gypsy stove in her home). Anonymous Anne, contact me, do, and let me see a picture of your stove! You see I'm not sure I have all the bits for mine, and if not, I want to get Paudie to make me the missing pieces. You can get me at kerjoATgofreeDOTindigoDOTie.

Angeluna is of the opinion that I should get moving on the Celtic Vest and finish it off first. Then, she says, I can wear it while finishing the others, and have everyone admire it to boot! Good thinking, Angeluna, and I'll haul it out right away.

Did you see those marvellous Jaywalker socks on Ms Knitingale's blog? Love the pattern, and she was kind enough to send me the link to www.magknits.com where I could download it for myself. I am constantly amazed at the generosity of these people who make their patterns available for anyone else to try out. I should send every one of them a skein of something nice. (But then perhaps I should ensure that all those to whom I already promised a skein of something nice have in fact got it before I add any more to the list! )

Wasn't it fun to hear from Deb at The Irish Ewe in Maine? And I can't believe she has offered to bring over a suitcase of yarns for me so that I don't have to pay the shipping costs. Deb, you don't know what you've let yourself in for! I've already had a drooling session on her web shop (the yarns she has, you have to see them!) and simply love the idea of Needles With Experience. Where do you get them, Deb?

Rho was telling me that she couldn't stand the 'new' Blogger, and I must say I agree with her. The whole idea of Blogger was wonderful and it's made all the difference in the world to our lives, but why update it in this way? You spend absolutely ages adjusting your computer and information as they dictate, only to find that nothing works any more. Blogger, dear Blogger, don't withdraw your service - we couldn't live without it now - but do consider the wise old maxim, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.' We don't need a New Improved Model every few days. We like the old one!

I had decided a little while ago to have an indulgent half hour in the upstairs sitting room, which gets all the sunshine all day and is consequently the warmest in the house. (It's really designed on the same principle as the medieval solar where the ladies took their leisure and worked at their embroidery or played the lute.) I got a coffee and a chocolate brownie and left them on the window sill while I rushed back to write this postscript.

I heard the thumping but thought Sophie was just leaping up for her customary nap on the armchair. Then I remembered the chocolate brownie...

No, I do not have a picture. There really wasn't time. When I got there, a smudge of chocolate was all that remained on the plate and Sophie was sitting in the middle of the floor with a nervous grin on her face. Yes, her breath did smell of chocolate. And yes, I'll probably be up all night with her. It was a very rich, iced chocolate brownie.

Just remembered that I have to type up someone's project before tonight. And then I really really will get back to the knitting. I'm looking for the Celtic Vest, Angeluna, I'm looking for it!

9 comments:

Lene said...

Old Miina has been stealing chocolate through the years and only once did she get a little bit sick and she claimed that it was something else than chocolate. Every time I have my chocolate, she is there waiting for a bite and when I tell her that she will get sick of it, she insists to me that it is a fiction that cats have invented...

pacalaga said...

I had an old cocker spaniel who once ate an entire bowl of Hershey Kisses, wrappers and all. She might have been a little ill (I don't remember) but suffered no permanent effects. It did take a little while for the foil to work out of her system, but it sure was easy picking up the yard after her - just had to look for the shiny bits.

Peg said...

Our Cairn got into the guests garbage over the holidays and got some chocolate on a wrapper. Does she remember, you bet, and every day she goes back and tips over the waste basket - ever in hope!
I will start my Celtic Vest soon, but for now it is a simple vest I need. If you are interested in Celtic design buttons, Jo, go to Schoolhouse press - there is a link on my blog today! They have some beauties!
My knitting is, so far, safe from the dogs! Better not introduce them to Muffy!

rho said...

I think I figured out that if (and make that a big IF) I log onto my blog before going anywhere else it will allow me to post on other people blog without me losing everything when it insists that I log in ---- and if they want to make blogger better why don't they let us send emails directly to people who comment on our blogs like other systems do... Geeze... btw - check out my holiday pics on my blog - :D

Angeluna said...

Oh dear, I thought chocolate was supposed to be toxic to dogs? or is it cats? Dear little Sophie, she's living on the edge. At least she didn't knock the coffee over into your knitting basket. Happened last week at KnitNite. Someone knocked a size XXL Starbucks frothy, creamy, sugary creation into the knitting basket of our most prolific knitter, i.e. lotsa projects in there. Pretty big mess.

Hope you find that vest and whip it out. I'm on a neckwarmer/fingerless glove jag. It's been cold here.

Keep thinking I should stop being sadly blogless, but your experiences make me nervous. Is Blogspot the best?

Fiberjoy said...

Good ol Blogger lost my comment insisting I sign in the new way. My computer much prefers the old.

How'd Sophie make out last night? I say she's a dog with refined taste who disdains human ordained doggy rules the likes of not sharing rich chocolate goodies.

KnitTech said...

Be greatful it was the chocolate, not the knitting. I still shudder at the "red knitting" incident.

Jan said...

I hate to cause you more stress, but I'd love to see how your TCC is going. Your yarn looked so lovely. I haven't worn mine yet. I have a pair of Jaywalkers lingering in my knitting basket. Love the pattern but I tend to knit one sock and then quit. Ho hum.

LornaJay said...

I've managed to stick with the old blogger so far, and won't be moving until they bring in the heavy lifting gear to evict me!

Anyway, this is just a polite note to say "tag, you're it". If you'd like to play, details are on my blog.