Pictures…

<p>…and I had my memory jogged…at least partially ;o) (Thanks C ;o) )</p><p>So without further ado, a chronological photo array for your enjoyment…</p><p><table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" style="width: 612px; height: 510px;"><tbody><tr><td style="width: 50%;"><a onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06022.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=448,width=655,top=167.5,left=320,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;" href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06022.jpg"><img width="175" height="118" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06022.serendipityThumb.jpg" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" alt="" /></a></td><td style="width: 50%;"><a onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06003.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=495,width=582,top=144,left=356.5,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;" href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06003.jpg"><img width="175" height="148" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06003.serendipityThumb.jpg" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" alt="" /></a></td><td style="width: 50%;"><a onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06004.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=495,width=612,top=144,left=341.5,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;" href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06004.jpg"><img width="175" height="141" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06004.serendipityThumb.jpg" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" alt="" /></a></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td><td valign="top"></td><td valign="top"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 50%;"><p><a onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06018.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=495,width=513,top=144,left=391,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;" href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06018.jpg"><img width="175" height="169" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06018.serendipityThumb.jpg" style="border: 0px none ; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" alt="" /></a></p>
</td><td valign="top"><a href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06020.jpg" onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06020.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=495,width=517,top=144,left=389,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;"><img width="175" height="167" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06020.serendipityThumb.jpg" alt="" /></a></td><td valign="top"><a href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06008.jpg" onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06008.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=406,width=655,top=188.5,left=320,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;"><img width="175" height="107" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06008.serendipityThumb.jpg" alt="" /></a></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 50%;"></td><td valign="top"></td><td valign="top"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 50%;"><a href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06010.jpg" onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06010.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=495,width=647,top=144,left=324,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;"><img width="175" height="133" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06010.serendipityThumb.jpg" alt="" /></a></td><td valign="top"><a href="uploads/Photos/04-29-06012.jpg" onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06012.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=487,width=655,top=148,left=320,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;"><img width="175" height="129" style="border: 0px none ; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" src="uploads/Photos/04-29-06012.serendipityThumb.jpg" alt="" /></a></td><a onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06017.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=495,width=655,top=144,left=320,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;" href="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/04-29-06017.jpg"></a><td valign="top"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 50%;"></td><td valign="top"></td><td valign="top"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 50%;"></td><td valign="top"></td><td valign="top"></td><td style="width: 50%;"></td></tr></tbody></table></p><p>That lovely pile ‘o yarn up there is from <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hcGllY2VvZnZ0LmNvbS9hcGllY2VvZnZ0Lmh0bWw=&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://www.apieceofvt.com/apieceofvt.html" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.apieceofvt.com/apieceofvt.html’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">here</a>.</p><p>And, for my fellow Austen fans…seen on the ride home:</p><p><a href="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/04-29-06023.jpg" onclick="F1 = window.open(‘/uploads/Photos/04-29-06023.jpg’,’Zoom’,’height=428,width=655,top=177.5,left=320,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes’); return false;"><img width="175" height="113" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" src="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/04-29-06023.serendipityThumb.jpg" alt="" /></a>(when did the snake get his own <i>park</i>?!)</p><p>I hope you like the photos, I tried to keep out the most unflattering ones. Also, thanks to <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1292&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://caroleknits.knitblog.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://caroleknits.knitblog.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Carole</a> and my commenters, the bloggers who were present were (and I’m sure this isn’t a complete list…but I tried, I get points for trying, right?):</p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1293&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://randommeanderings.typepad.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://randommeanderings.typepad.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">AmySue</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1294&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://mamacate.typepad.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://mamacate.typepad.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Cate</a> (who, I found out, not only knows of the little ‘burg I live in but has been here – very impressive), <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1295&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://cygknit.blogspot.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://cygknit.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Cynthia</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1295&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://cygknit.blogspot.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://cygknit.blogspot.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Joanne</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1297&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://stoneview.typepad.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://stoneview.typepad.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Julie</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1298&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://k-knit.blogspot.com" onmouseover="window.status=’http://k-knit.blogspot.com’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Karen</a> (and Pea), <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1299&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://knitigator.typepad.com" onmouseover="window.status=’http://knitigator.typepad.com’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Kathy</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1300&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://obsessiondujour.typepad.com/obsessions/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://obsessiondujour.typepad.com/obsessions/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Kellee</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1301&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://www.thegabbyknitter.com" onmouseover="window.status=’
http://www.thegabbyknitter.com’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Kelly</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1302&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://almostfelted.knitblog.com" onmouseover="window.status=’http://almostfelted.knitblog.com’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Lauren</a> and of course Blogless Sharon and Heather (who is also blogless) (and Elizabeth, who met up with Karen and I, and I can’t remember her blog to save my life…). I had a great time (as stated in my previous post) and while I’m not going to make it to MD I’m going to try my best to make it to NH (even though it is the day after my final dentist visit…and its three hours away…) because these bloggers truly make a fellow knitblogger feel welcomed into the fold ;o) Thanks guys!</p><p>I’ll try to do yarn photos tomorrow, I bought some sock yarn (ooo surprise there) at the show and my KnitPicks order came so I dabbled a bit with the Wilton colors I had left over from my cake decorating days and dyed three skeins. Not sure if I like them, but they’re not white anymore. I think I’ll pick up some Kool Aid on the ‘morrow…I have two skeins left to <strike>f*ck up</strike> dye ;o)</p><p><i>Edited to add:  If you are also in your 30’s, check out <a href="http://jessaluknits.com/exit.php?url_id=1303&amp;entry_id=187" title="http://knottygirls.com/jenlablog/index.php?p=567" onmouseover="window.status=’http://knottygirls.com/jenlablog/index.php?p=567’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;" target="_blank">this list</a>.  Guaranteed to bring you back to the good ole days (aka your childhood – the 70’s) ;o)</i></p>

Hey…pssstttt…check it out….

<img width="160" height="120" style="border: 0px none ; float: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" src="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/03-31-2006b001sm.jpg" alt="" /> It starts off small…you buy a little yarn here for a shawl/scarf/throw and then once you get the hang of the knit/purl and the increase/decrease action (you know, you get<i> skillz</i>) you decide that you can branch out to sweaters. So you pick out the yarn for a sweater here and there thinking that you’ll be able to knit it next week, or maybe next month. Before you know it, you’re standing in the back room of Webs during their tent sale fondling Berrocco Softwist in one hand and calling the 800# on the back of your credit card with the<img width="160" height="120" style="border: 0px none ; float: right; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;" src="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/03-31-2006b005sm.jpg" alt="" /> other – you know, just ‘cuz you’re curious to know if you have $100 or $50 (or $5 – which is usually the case) available. If you are very, very lucky (which I was) you find out that the credit card company decided to up your limit and lo and behold…you’ve got $300 worth of ‘wiggle room’ and you’re hyperventilating. You’re also looking at your watch doing calculations as to when the ‘other half’ will be arriving home and whether you’ll be able to sneak the bags into the house without him noticing. ;o)<p>Time passes and after a fiber festival (or two) you’ve got enough yarn to start your own Ebay shop. Or, enough to cover your grandmother’s dining room table that can comfortably seat twelve.</p><p><a title="Click to see the Stash." target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/stash-03-31-06.jpg">Here it is, in all its glory.</a> This file is six pictures that I ‘knit’ together and they weren’t cooperating very well so when you zoom in you’ll be able to see the seams. Sorry about that :o( I did a little bit of a <a target="_blank" href="http://jessaluknits.com/uploads/Photos/03-31-2006b-005a.jpg">zoom in on the sock yarn</a> for those who might be interested in that kinda thing. <i>Oh, I found another basket of Lorna’s Laces and Artyarns after I did these photos. I’m *not* dragging it all out again so just imagine another six skeins of sock yarn in there….um yeah and this also doesn’t include the four or five small shopping bags of ‘tag sale’ yarn stuffed under the table. *ahem* What?!?!</i></p><p>K – if you need me I’ll be zooming around all the other flasher’s sites. Drooling.</p>

For Carole

The Man in The Man Chair

Ask and ye shall receive.

Doesn’t he look comfortable? ;o)

For those curious to hear ‘his’ side of the story…he left a comment on the last entry. He makes it sound like he had no say in the matter! sheesh! He got a CHAIR didn’t he? ;o)