Sorry, but not this time at least ...
But after quite a long spell, I give you a post that has some pictures, and that is knitting-related!
I'll pause now in case you need to sit down and catch your breath.
I have started knitting Ivy's Cowl, using the yarn I bought last weekend at Rosie's. I am halfway through, and liking the way it looks. Barnsie was nice enough to model it for this shot, though since his neck is quite - er - short, you really can't see the pattern. However, the yarn (Schaeffer Heather) feels so nice while knitting, that I can't imagine it not feeling nice against my neck.
As I told Melanie, I do plan to also knit the Darkside Cowl, which was the other pattern I was considering. I just chose to try this pattern first, and to be honest, I'm not even sure why. But so far, so good!
Since I left the Job I Hated (you know, the one with the Evil New Boss), I have been busy trying to decide what to get with a gift certificate to Rosie's that I was given as a goodbye gift. (Yes, there were nice people there who knew I was a knitter, and were nice enough to go in on the perfect type of gift!) After "spending" it approximately a thousand different ways, I decided to get this:
Wait - this is a better picture:
It's my new Namaste Zuma bag, in the Peacock color - isn't it pretty? I kept seeing these in all of the various colors, and decided that since the gift certificate was like "found money," that this is how I would use it. This is not something I would ever be likely to buy for myself otherwise. There are three reasons right off the bat that I love it: a) it's not heavy while empty, so I can put it over my shoulder when there is something in it and it will probably not cause me pain, b) it's not made of leather (I try if possible to buy non-leather things), and c) it doesn't look like a knitting bag!
That's all for now. The kitties are letting me know in no uncertain terms that they are very hungry, and quite possibly near death from starvation. We certainly can't have that, can we??
**Surely there are some other "Monty Python" fans out there who understand, right??