Daily Archives: June 29, 2007

Go Help Digit

I don’t know how many of you actually read Rachael’s blog over at Yarn-A-Go-Go but if you have a cat or any other pet, you need to go and read the story of Digit the wonder cat. Four months ago, Digit disappeared. Rachael thought that he might have died.

But the other night, he showed up. Digit has been gone four months and in that time, he has had a rough life. Digit is spending some very unhappy at the vet’s right now. He has to gain a little strength before he can go home. But he is facing some major medical bills for some surgeries that will fix a few of the problems that are the result of his mystery trip. Go on over and read his story and donate to his vet fund. Every penny matters.

If you have a pet, you know how much vet bills can run for normal things. But the bills that Rachael and Lala are looking at are going to be pretty high because of everything that it is going to take to get Digit back on his paws healthy wise.

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Eye Candy Friday

Well, my post today was going to be about some knitting but what I received in the mail. I am in a few sock clubs. Okay, I am in 5 sock clubs. There the truth is out, I am truly addicted to sock clubs. And in today’s m ail, when I saw that I had 2 package slips, I didn’t think twice about it because I am expecting an order of sock yarn for a secret project that I am doing. I didn’t even realize until I got back to work that the package I thought was my order was actually my first club shipment from the Sundara Petals Collection. Thank you Priscilla!!!!! (She gave me the subscription as a surprise present. She is a fantastic friend to have help support your sock yarn addiction.)

The flower for this month’s theme in Sundara’s Petal Collection is actually a flower that I find the scent of offensive. But the colors are pretty. The flower is the grape hyacinth. The changes in the yarn color are very subtle but I like them. It will be interesting to see the colors change as the yarn is knit up. And the pattern is pretty as well. The cables create the look of the flower. So the pattern will be interesting to knit up as well

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The second package was my package from Scout’s Swag. This month’s package included a pattern by Cookie A. that looks like it will be a challenge. And Cookie created this pattern exclusively for the yarn. The colors in the yarn are hard to describe but I think they are more of an aqua-marine. Whether the yarn and the pattern will be used together remains to be seen.

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And just as a sign that I have not forgotten my Monkey socks, I am finally getting around to picking up the gusset stitches on sock 1. Remember that I am normally a toe up sock knitter so picking up these stitches is not something that I can do without thinking. Short rows don’t require much thinking or time for me to get done. But gussets are still a little scary.

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And yes, Suz, I will try to remember to bring both yarns with me tomorrow so you can fondle them.

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