I followed the link to Opal Yarns that I found on my visit to Lynne's this morning, and eventually landed on the page with the scarf pattern. I recalled a very attractive scarf that was a show and tell item at the Midwest Masters a couple of weeks ago. It was a long tube, sewn together at each end (and fringed?) that had been knit with scraps and leftovers of various self-patterning sock yarns and it was really, really cute.
If you scroll all the way to the bottom (but oohing and aahing on the way) of this post, you'll see that Carissa has started Cromarty (and is putting together St. Brigid, which I'm so anxious to see) and that she's linked to another Cromarty knitter who inspired her to start. I'm getting inspired to finish mine. I sewed one of Goldie's sleeve seams, wove in a bunch o' more ends and pinned it in place, but I could go no further. I'm getting that monkey off my back this weekend and Cromarty's gonna see some action!
Ai's been watching this, training for her new gig (her at-this-point-in-time dream job) at a local coffee shop. She was bored out of her gourd at the retail cashier job (surprisingly, not as consistently busy as expected), so jumped at this offer. She's quite pleased that she'll be able to walk to work, too.
Tomorrow night, I'll see my baby sister and her growing bump -- and her husband and his youngest (for a few more weeks). I'm so looking forward to it!
I applied the first of the last 14 nicotine patches this morning. I was surprised by its size! I've only ever used the Step 2 (14mg) patch, and it's was about 1-1/2 x 2 inches. The Step 3 (7mg) patch is adorable -- just a little bit bigger than a postage stamp. The packaging isn't any different, so I wasn't expecting anything different. Those Step 1 (21mg) patches must be pretty big! Anyway, my Quitnet stats as of this morning: 42+ days quit, 843 cigarettes not smoked, 6 days 10 hours added, $147 saved.
Climb Ev'ry Mountain, they say! Hell's bells, my hills alive or your blossoms of snow, we're doin' it Ann! I Have Confidence in me and you all the Cold Turkey Knitters that we can say So Long, Farewell for good! I just love a good musical, don't you?