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Friday, November 10, 2006

Veteran's Day, Friday, November 10, 2006

First - Thank you to all the women and men who have served and continue to serve our country so valiantly. This, of course, includes Dad who at the ripe-old age of seventeen enlisted in the US Marine Corps during the height of WWII!

Okay, dears, are you happy?? I'm posting!! Yeah, yeah it's been a while - stop nagging! :-)

I'm am despondent; I am depressed; I am inconsolable! My poor Giants are dropping like flies...Michael is out 2-4 weeks, Arrington is gone, and Osi will probably not play Sunday night! There goes the defense! AND, Plaxico's back has been acting up and Amani - out for the season! Who the hell is Eli going to throw to? Or rather, to whom is Eli going to throw? Better! T iki, for sure and Shockey! But, Jeremy's only had one good game so far (last week). And we've got The Bears in a flex game on Sunday night for all the world to see! Oh well, no worries - Big Blue will come through. Bye-bye Rex Grossman! :-)

On a lighter note, went to Stitches East on Saturday afternoon. I got lots of pretty things from Brooks Farm (Texas), A Good Yarn (Baltimore), Tess (Maine - with a free mini-jar of jam that was fantastic!) and more. Here's a picture of some of my goodies. Please note the absence of the beautiful ribbon I bought from Tess. When they say DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WIND THIS AROUND A CHAIR...YOU MUST USE ANOTHER PERSON TO HOLD THE YARN - you should really believe them!

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And, on another happy note, Javajem and I both finished our Clapotis! I really like mine even though it sheds a bit. It's made from Paton's SWS (Soy Wool Stripes). And I am now faced with that age-old question - To block or not to block? The jury is still out on this one.


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So that's that for today. Holiday from work so if I can manage to ignore the housework I should be catching up on (no worries there), I'll be knitting away today...although I should probably go food shopping!

9 Comments:

  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger Margaret said…

    Block IS a 4 letter word in this house! It works for me un b***ked!

     
  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger Nittany Knits said…

    You got the Tess sock yarn! I love the socks that I made out of that yarn. See you tomorrow night

     
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  • At 12:41 PM, Blogger Javajem said…

    Love the Clapotis! I think we don't have to block - it's more natural and bouncy as is!

     
  • At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Claptois looks beautiful but the shedding of the SWS is what has kept me from making anything with it. Maybe blocking it would help it from shedding too much.

     
  • At 11:26 PM, Blogger Bufanditas said…

    WOW!! I really like the way SWS and Clapotis work together. The striping effect is great. IMO: Leave it as is and don't block.

     
  • At 12:26 AM, Anonymous karyn said…

    hopped in from sp9, saw your clapotis and just had to let you know how gorgeous i think it is. lovely! makes me want to make my own...

     
  • At 7:41 AM, Blogger Tipper said…

    That's really pretty! How many balls did it end up using?

     
  • At 10:18 AM, Blogger Giantsknitter said…

    Tipper - Thanks for the kind words about the Patons SWS Clapotis. I used a size 8 needle and it tooks approx. seven 1/2-ish balls. It knitted up very, very quickly even thought it's quite long.

     

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