I never fell prey to the cult of "random" when the word became synonymous with...everything. For a while there, it seemed the whole world was in a constant state of playing the slots- what would come up next? Dad was random. My grammar lessons were random. The fact that the window was open when we walked into the classroom in the morning so the room was like a meat locker....so random! However, blogging has, among other things, caused me to embrace the word. After all, there's just no Rhyme or Reason to this post today (perhaps they have been banished by the Mathemagician).
First up: Wallabies! Again with the plug: Nikki (formerly blogless, then with blog, then blogless again) and I have started a Flickr group for those who would like to knit this pattern. Check it out! Nikki's photos really show off the kid-knit perfection that is the Wallaby. The pattern writing owes a lot to Elizabeth Zimmermann- in fact, I believe she's credited, to an extent. You can pick it up all over, but a few online sites are here, here, and here. Got a niece? Nephew? Niecephew? Baby on the way? Get Wallabyin'!
This is the Peace Fleece one I'm working on. I just can't get enough of this stuff. The ballband was soaked with lanolin, and my fingers always feel so smoooooth after working on this for a while. Greased Addis are kind of fun, too. Plus, who doesn't like to knit and promote peace at the same time? This should fit his Biscuitness next year. It's a size six. He'll be three. He's a biggie.
Wooooooly goodness, no? I love the hot pink flecks. (The Biscuit has great love for pink.) And here's the plan for springtime's Wallaby:
Next, up- a few arrivals in ye olde poste boxe (forgive me- I went to college in Williamsburg). You know what these are, right?
That's right- Beaverslide color cards. Got get you some. After I finish my CPH (which will likely happen some time after I begin it) I'm thinking of moving along to A Cardigan for Arwen or Ariann. It'll be this or the Blackwater Abbey, whose color cards are FREE and on their way to me right now. Check out the "Moss" color. Drool.
Then my SP weighed in with some stitch-marker-notions-soft-yarn loveliness, and as a bonus, the Biscuit got hold of his first candy ever. Click here for an unflattering shot of Tootsie-chewin' action. Sticky!
And here's your Flickr tip for the day: Check out this group. I have long wanted to amass a collection of photos of apostrophe misuse to use in my classroom, but they've gone and done it for me! Thank's you's guy's!
And finally, I made some lovely muffins this morning. That's all. They were lovely. But here's something else blogging will get you to do: use the good dishes. Presentation, people!