‘Embossed Leaves’ IS a quick knit…

<p>What I learned this weekend:</p><ul><li>My right arm was/is hurting because of my mouse :o(</li><li>Embossed Leaves IS a quick knit! <a href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1067&amp;entry_id=170" title="http://bwdiaz.blogs.com/comfybev/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://bwdiaz.blogs.com/comfybev/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Bev</a> wasn’t fibbing!</li><li>Elizabetty is just as nice in person as she is on her blog – and patient, too ;o)</li><li>Never bring a teen to a dinner for grownups. Ever. They’re worse than 5 year olds.</li><li><a href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1068&amp;entry_id=170" title="http://brooksfarmyarn.com/cart/index.php?cPath=23&amp;osCsid=e451b38a2e5d49123fab06f1e8f1a6ef" onmouseover="window.status=’http://brooksfarmyarn.com/cart/index.php?cPath=23&amp;osCsid=e451b38a2e5d49123fab06f1e8f1a6ef’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Brooks Farm Primero</a> is some slippery stuff!</li><li>I own a crapload of sock yarn.</li></ul><p>After spending a good portion of the weekend surfing the ‘net my right arm is killing me. I finally figured out that it’s not knitting or yard work, it’s how I hold my arm when I’m using my mouse. Great. </p><p><img style="BORDER-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; BORDER-TOP: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; FLOAT: left; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px" height="186" src="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/04-09-06005.jpg" width="266" alt="" />I started Embossed Leaves earlier today and this is how far I’ve gotten. I’m using <a href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1069&amp;entry_id=170" title="http://bklynhandspunyarnsales.blogspot.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://bklynhandspunyarnsales.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Brooklyn Handspun</a> in Jungle Canopy which might be a little busy for the pattern but I don’t care at this point. I’m going to knit another pair in LL ‘Sage’ anyway which I know will be absolutely perfect ;o) The Jaywalkers are in time out, btw. I need some space before I start the 2nd one. These are on circs too so (hopefully) I’m still good for the <a href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1070&amp;entry_id=170" title="http://houndhollow.typepad.com/kal/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://houndhollow.typepad.com/kal/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Cirque du Socks</a> knitalong ;o)</p><p>And…we met <a href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1071&amp;entry_id=170" title="http://elizzabettyknits.blogspot.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://elizzabettyknits.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">Elizabetty</a> tonight! She was in the area for a meeting (and to go to CountryWool) so <span title="Roger Rabbit – my SO" class="serendipity_glossaryMarkup">RR</span>, <span title="My daughter (The Teen)" class="serendipity_glossaryMarkup">Dobby</span> and I met her at the<i><img style="BORDER-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; BORDER-TOP: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; FLOAT: right; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px" height="320" src="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/04-09-06002.jpg" width="215" alt="" /></i> Chief Martindale Diner which is just off of the Taconic Parkway on Route 23. Dinner was good but the conversation was even better :o) Unfortunately, part way through the dinner Dobby decided she was bored and refused to sit in the car (which normally she <i>likes</i> to do – she gets the radio to herself and gets to play Solitaire/Bejeweled on my handheld). She decided that it would be fun to roll her eyes, stomp her feet and sigh dramatically at five minute intervals. Needless to say she got a lecture on rudeness and selfishness on the way home and after we got home. <i>(Betty – she wanted me to tell you she’s sorry ;o) )</i></p><p>Yesterday I decided to wind up the Brooks Farm Primero I bought at Rhinebeck last year to make a Clapotis (because I can’t <i>freaking</i> find the one I already <i>freaking</i> made). I had no idea this stuff was so slippery! I had a little trouble getting the ball rolling (so to speak) but once I got into the groove I was moving right along with my ball winder. All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye (because I was catching up on the West Wing – YAY DONNA AND JOSH! FINALLY!) I see a ball of yarn go flying across the room. Almost knocked the dog over! I ran over, picked it up and proceeded to start over with the winding. Not two minutes later, <i>whoosh!</i> Across the room. You’d think I’d learn. *sigh* I picked it up again and proceeded again to wind. This time I went <i>veeeerrryyy sllloooowwwlllyyy</i> and managed to get the whole thing wound up. Thank God. I haven’t started the Clappy yet but at least I’m one step closer. Besides, it’s not like I need one right now, right?</p><p>Now for the last item on my list. During the ‘Flash Your Stash’ I noticed that some people counted their sock yarn to figure out how many ‘virtual’ pairs of socks they had if they knit up all the sock yarn they own. I didn’t want to do this because I’m easily intimidated by large numbers. However, I was talked into doing the counting. The number is staggering (to me, anyway) and to ‘cull the crop’ so to speak I’m going to have a little contest. Guess how many pairs of socks I can make – I will draw from the correct guesses and the winner gets a skein (or two) of sock yarn from my stash. Also, I will randomly choose a commenter to this post whether they guess or not and they’ll also get sock yarn. So guess…I dare ya ;o)</p><p><i>Up next…Jerry Bears and a curse…</i></p><hr width="100%" size="2" />Contest is closed!  No one picked the ‘magic’ number however, two came very, very close….I’ll post the winners within the next few hours – watch this space!  And, thanks to everyone who played :o)<br /><p><i></i></p>

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