I may have started a bi-regional gang war. In the midst of the dancing (a la West Side story because, really, can you see knitters knifing each other?!) I’d like to point out that I said that I thought the Mile Highers *almost* had the East Coast Sharpies beat. That said…pull out the dance moves.
I’m still trying to catch up here. The bags were unpacked tonight and laundry started. But, all of that is boring – so I’ll spare you.
For entertainment, here are three things knitting related that caught my attention today.
Exhibit A – This post by Dooce. I thoroughly enjoy Heather’s sense of humor. However, she’s stepped over the knitting line. Thinking that knitting and bingo go hand in hand. Harumf. I know she receives buckets of mail that contains not nice things. I will simply send a wicked bad ass dance move her way and forgive her because the poop jokes redeem her.
Exhibit B – This link found via Mighty Goods. Yes, this looks EXACTLY like a sweater I knit earlier this year for baby Neala and Yes it is Lion Brand Boucle AND Yes it is selling for $43?! So strange. I personally wonder about the cost verses the quality of yarn. Then I wonder if that’s not enough because, unless it was knit on a machine, it did take some time. Mostly, I wonder how the hell they got the yarn to not pool.
Exhibit C – Deb Macomber who wrote a novel about a yarn shop (? is this right?!), or at least has her novels in more than one yarn store that I’ve been to. (one is titled, A Good Yarn.) Is the Keynote Speaker at a Romance Novel Convention in Reno (via Bookslut.) This quote from the article cracks my shit up…“Macomber is the keynote speaker at the convention, which features workshops on how to use firefighter lingo, how to pick book-cover art, using swords and sword fights in a story line and how to make your villain a sociopath or psychopath.” Teeheheee, I want to know how to use firefighter lingo. This blog would so rock it out with some of that sprinkled in.