Sometimes I wonder if I've crossed that invisible line between hobby and madness. To wit,
the faux Depression Glass hand. I scored it on Ebay for about $5, figuring it'd be swell to display mittens or gloves at the shop. Does anyone remember the "Odd Couple" episode where Felix tries to redecorate the apartment? He comes home with black leather chairs shaped like hands that look very much like this objet d'crap. T.'s reaction was to repeatedly ask me "You are taking that into the shop the next time you go, aren't you?"
And just in case you wondered, it displays gloves, mittens and gauntlets quite nicely, thank you.
The Hop-along is going full force, and I'm gratified and excited to see all the wonderful things that people are making with Black Bunny yarns and roving. For those who haven't checked out the Bunny Hop website, this
is my Hop-along project, a cabled vest for N. in superwash DK (available only thru Rosie's). It's a great yarn, with a nice tight twist, showing stitch definition well. It is quite yummy to knit with. I'm a sucker for a yarn with good crisp stitch definition.
G. is feeling better and better; her eyes continue to look a little bloodshot but she is pretty much back to her normal self. She was quite a little trooper and I'm sure if I had eye surgery on Friday, I'd still be laying in bed expecting people to bring me ice cream while I pressed cool compresses to my clammy forehead.
G. got a very lovely package in the mail Saturday from reader and knitter extraordinaire Mindy, who sent these
adorable socks (knit in Black Bunny yarn!!) for G. They are a perfect fit. Included in the package was chocolate for Mommy (which also was a perfect fit.)
G. feels so well, in fact, that she is accompanying brother N. to the first day of nursery school.
Have A Nosh(i)
In the meantime, if you are a pointy-headed freak like me, you might be interested in The Noshi Knitting Monograph series. I just ordered Lisa Myers' article on stockinette stitch; other monographs should be coming soon. If you feel the desire to read or write something about knitting that may be a "personal manifesto ... [or] myopic, meditative digression" -- Noshi wants you. Details for purchasing monographs and contributing on the website.
A very special birthday is coming up
The black bunny himself, Charcoal, will be celebrating his first birthday a week from Wednesday. In honor of this superlative bun-bun's birth,
I will be giving away a free Black Bunny tote bag. Anyone who purchases an item from my Etsy shop beginning now until midnight, September 27th, will get their name entered in a random drawing for the bag.