20 November 2009

News Notes

Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes for The Tim on his birthday this week.  We had a nice day together, and then in the evening we sang "Happy Birthday" (during which the Garden Kitty *always* moans, er, sings along ...) and had birthday cake.  Earlier in the day, The Tim had to go and renew his driver's license, so he immortalized the Dotty vest by wearing it for his picture!  Before we left the house, he agreed to a modeling session, so you could see how nicely it fits him.  I chose this picture, because it turned out better than the others, plus he is actually smiling in it, so I liked it the best.  (He has a tendency to look very serious in pictures.  For instance, the new drivers license photo?  Similar to a mugshot ...)


In other news, I fear that I must engage in some shameless self-promotion.  The Winter issue of Interweave Knits is out, and if you look at the "Ravelings" piece at the end of the issue, you may notice that it is written by someone you know ... as in ME!  I was so excited that they said they were going to publish my essay, since it's a combination of two of my very favorite things - knitting and writing!  Those of you who spent last year reading about my holiday knitting may have heard way too much about it to want to actually read the piece, but don't say I didn't let you know about it ... :-)

And sports fans, guess what?  This is my 450th post!  You know what that means - I had to go through your guesses for when it would happen, and choose a winner.  No one hit the date exactly, but Chris guessed November 17 (three days before today), while Carrie K guessed November 24 (four days after today).   So - Chris you are the winner!  Congratulations!  I'm pretty sure that I have your mailing address, but just in case I can't find it, please send it along to me at: thekittyknitterATverizonDOTnet. 

And thanks to all of you for playing along - no one was really too far off the date, which was surprising to me, since I was thinking it might not be until sometime in December.

That's it for tonight - have a good Saturday.  I'll be working, but since it's towards the end of my gainful employment, it's worth showing up, don't you think???

21 comments:

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Glad he had a great birthday- the vest looks awesome.
Got my IK today- but I'm saving it for tomorrow's train ride (if I ever put my knitting down- 4 glorious hours to knit- happy sigh). Please oh please say you'll make it to Carol's Sunday...

Maureen said...

My what a handsome young man in that dotty vest!!

Congrats on the IK article. I haven't picked up a copy yet, but now that I know you're in it, I'll be sure to get a copy this weekend.

Jenn said...

The Tim looks smashing in the Dotty Vest! And congrats on having your essay published in IK, I got my copy in the mail today but haven't opened it yet!

Quilting Mama said...

What a smashing photo both the man and the vest.

Cool beans on the article. So cool to know a published writer.

Chris said...

Congrats on the article and your 450th post!!! And thank you!! I'll email you momentarily. :)

Sue V said...

Brava! On all of it.

Diana Troldahl said...

I came to find your blog because I loved your article in the Interweave Knits that arrived yesterday.

I had a similar idea last year, but did not succeed nearly as well as you did, even with more lax deadlines :-}
Anyway, I look forward to reading your blog with as much pleasure :-}

Channon said...

That vest is just awesome. Congrats on the IK article!

KSD said...

The Tim look so dashing! (Or dotting. . .)

So happy for/ proud of your IK essay!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

My, how distinguished The Tim looks in Dotty (which you knit superbly). I think a smoking jacket is in order next ;)

But do tell ~ what an honor to be a published writer!!!! That's terrific, Bridget. You write so well I think this will be just the first of many articles and maybe even a book????

Sigh. I so enjoyed your time at the pen. On the bright side, perhaps you will be a repeat offender.

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday! And that vest was worth all the angst, wasn't it! Very nice...

Now I have a very good reason to pick up the latest IK! Congratulations!

Lynn said...

How exciting to have one of your essays published!!! I'll need to check out the magazine.....

Bookfool said...

Congratulations on the article! So cute the way your husband is practically buried in cats.

Carrie K said...

Tim looks cute! Dashing in his Dotty Vest. All Driver's License photos look like mug shots. I think they may photoshop them just to make sure.

I'll have to pick up a copy of the new IK now! So exciting! Published.

Oooh, so close and yet so far. Congratulations, Chris!!

dmaxi said...

Oh Man! Just when my IK subscription is up - dagnamit! I decided to switch to Interweave Crochet instead. Never fear, I'll get my hands on a copy. Congrats at being published.
The Tim looks great in the Dotty Vest, though it somewhat steals his thunder!
I used to have a dog who howled along when I was practicing my Recorder.

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on the article!

Karen W. said...

The Tim looks awesome, you did a great job and he sets your work off very nicely. :-)

And you are a Rock Star for the IK article! I'll can say I knew you when...

Happy T-day!

Lorette said...

Congratulations on the article! I got the mag, but in the excitement of the holiday, hadn't even opened it! You're famous!

knitseashore said...

Congratulations!! You must be very proud! I didn't know that you were writing too! Did you do NaNoWriMo?

Hope to see more of your essays in future!

KnitSix said...

Hi, Bridget!
Great article in IK :-)
BTW: Was that my "Bon-Bon Socklettes" pattern you mentioned? (Curious, and just had to ask...)
Hannah

craftivore said...

That vest is AMAZING. Congrats on your article, I'm going to make sure I look for it.