Monday, December 31, 2007

Saying Good-Bye to the Old Year

And good riddance! Here's hoping that the New Year will bring with it a more positive outlook.

I definitely know that the New Year will bring a lot of changes. There will be much de-cluttering, physically and metaphorically speaking. Let's see: Our house is sold and we have to be moved out by Feb 1st. Majority of our furniture is on it's last legs (how it survived our kids this long is beyond me!), so before we move there will be a rather large bonfire lighting up the evening sky as the barely standing dressers burn to ashes. Outgrown clothes, or ones not worn in over a year, will be either donated away or put out of their misery on garbage day. More acrylic yarn will be donated to The Daisy and the FRC in Bridgewater. I tried to give some away at the Wired Monk on Saturday but no one wanted to take it home with them. This "vintage" yarn is starting to develop a complex! I bought it way back when (I didn't know any better/it was on sale!) Eatons was still around. Any takers?? It is FREE! I can't help that I've become a yarn snob over the past few years.

There is all that emotional garbage I'm looking forward to getting rid of, as well. Think good, happy thoughts and let the good and happy stuff happen to me and all that. Yeah, we'll just have to see about that. See, what I mean?

Of course there is the job. I already gave notice. Anyone out there that knows how to sew/do alterations and has some retail experience is encouraged to apply at the Quick Cobbler in the Bridgewater Mall. They have an excellent reputation and are wonderful to work for. You must be willing to work evenings. No weekends.

In knitting news:

Don't get too excited. That there is my yarn haul from the Tangled Skeins in Dartmouth. They had a huge sale during the Boxing Week and I couldn't resist.

There was other yarn purchased too, because Michael's had a sale on yarn and accessories, and because my partner in crime, Ali P is such an enabler!

See that? A finished pair of wrist warmer in Briggs & Little Heritage. They're actually more turquoise than blue. My own pattern. Naturally Brianna is already trying to stake her claim to them. Silly child. The EZ Knitter's Almanac and sock yarn were scored at Have a Yarn in Mahone Bay. Four balls of sock yarn and the needles in a kit, at 25% off. Heather had lots there a week ago, among other kits also 25% off. You should go!

Lookie what I won during the Ninja Knitter's Advent Giveaway. I love it! Just for doing a good deed. The Ninja is truly a lovely and generous person. If you join the KOL ladies at the Wired Monk on Tuesday evenings, you will see for yourself.

And speaking of that get-together on Saturday, where I knit on the Lopi sweater, not one of those nice ladies wanted to volunteer to help me to sew in the ends on that pink monster. Not a single one! I was positively shocked. (not really)

I did get to lurk around and snap a quick photo while Henry was making nice with George (which was so much better than what he did to the Duck!). It was fabulous meeting so many cool knitters. And the Wired Monk is a seriously awesome place to spend a couple or three hours knitting with like-minded people.

I had a fabulous time. I will try to make it to one some of the Tuesday KOLs.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

If I was going to B'water anytime soon, I'd take some of your acryllic yarn off your hands.

It's great for finger puppets for the IWK and stuffed bears that a friend of mine knits for another charity (can't remember which one).

Hope you'll take pictures of the bonfire when you have it!