Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm Back!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the kind words and comments on both Leo and Yarnival. I had a great time putting both of them together, and I appreciate your support throughout.

Not a lot to report. I got my October shipment of the Brooklyn Handspun Holiday Sock Club. It's very difficult to capture the colors. They're black and bright green, and purple all entwined. It's called Spook, and looks appropriately creepy!

I started Tangled Yoke last week, and am still powering through the garter rib section. I went with Rowan Felted Tweed in Clover, which is a pink-y, rosy color flecked with specks of white, blue, and black.

In other news, I went to Ocktoberfest with my husband and my father-in-law. My father-in-law collects beer steins, and brings home several every year, much to the displeasure of my mother-in-law. See the guy in red? My father-in-law insists that every year, The Man in Red tries to cheat him on the price of the steins. So this year, he came armed with his own calculator, and he used it, too, getting The Man in Red to knock $25 off his purchase. Effective, yes. Also embarrassing.

Almost as bad as Paul chugging down the dregs of his beer on the way out.

11 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

I'm making that sweater too! I am about 5 inches into the stockinette portion of the body. I love the color of yours.

Knit and fall back in it said...

I feel like I need to make that tangled yoke sweater, I will have to see how you like yours before I do.

Sheepish Annie said...

I think I need your FIL to come with me on all my shopping trips. I'm always too lazy to check the receipts!

Love, love, love the new yarn! So pretty...

Miss T said...

Yet he insists on buying from the man in red, right? :o)

Eric & Tony said...

We went to Octoberfest at night when the frat boys were all drunk and fratty. mmmmm.

Michelle said...

Oh! I just finished the Tangle Yoke. So fun! All those steins look really neat.

Cheryl said...

I can't believe I'm related to these people!!

Kara said...

The ribbing for Tangled Yoke is the hardest part...just push on through!

schmom8889 said...

SNORT!! Your group makes me sorry I missed Oktoberfest this year. I think the behavior you describe is especially appropriate for the event.

Macoco said...

Your dad is so cute! My dad would have done the same.

millie & elsie said...

oh, i love clover! well picked.