So I finally finished the Sailboat hat for Doughboy's soon-to-be-born baby brother. I took it to work today, to show some of my knitting co-workers. A non-knitting - and incredibly literal - co-worker walked past my desk at some point before I had put it away:
Co-worker: What is that?
Me: A baby hat for my next-door neighbors.
Co-worker: Did you make it for their baby?
Me (in my brain): No, I just give out random baby hats to see what people will do.
Me (in reality): Well ... yes, for their baby who is due at the end of June.
Co-worker: Will it last until then?
Me: If I cover it with a dark cloth, and put it under the magnolia tree in our garden.
(Pictures of the hat as soon as I have a chance to take some. Hopefully before it spoils.)
Congratulate yourselves while you're here ...
See you at the next Mensa meeting!
The Garden Kitty
Thanks for all of your nice comments about the Garden Kitty. But as I told a friend, if he knew that strangers could see him and were talking about him, he'd have a stroke! So I'll just say thanks, and not cause him any more trauma than he experiences on any given day by telling him ...
Virago Modern Classics
I have a pretty decent collection of these books, though I haven't seen any for a while. I was cruising around on some book blogs, and came across a link to this article, which I thought was really interesting. I only knew bits and pieces about how it all got started, and what had changed along the way, so it was nice to learn the whole story. Like any publisher's offerings, some are more interesting to me than others, but after reading this, I'm glad I have as many as I do. And most of them were bought second-hand, but in excellent condition, for one or two dollars at a used book store near where we lived in Chicago. Even better, as far as I'm concerned.
I have been meaning to share this with you since I got my MP3 player, because it was one of the things that The Tim had already downloaded for me. You may have already seen it (as many of you have been in the current century for about eight years now), but if not, take a look, it's really funny! (Keep your speakers on, the sound is part of the fun.)