Scroll down the page. You see the AbFab throw kit by Colinette? In the snazzy new (2004) colorway "Nightfall"?
Want to buy it??
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE this. I really do. But I'm in a pinch with money right now, and need to go christmas shopping.... Plus, I know it will take me a year or so to knit this. I won't even start until Jan/Feb. And I may end up with a different colorway.
I'll sell it for $190 including shipping. (I bought it in a store for $190, shipping may be $10 or so, no idea. If you live locally, $175) I know that you can get it cheaper online, but I really need some extra cash. Shoot me a line if you are interested!! Thanks!
well it seems people started to emerge from their depression and drunken stupor that was a result of the election last week! now more bloggers are talking about it - for a rundown of some best posts in the knit world visit crazydaisy. although i have to admit i think i like this sentiment the best!
I was able to knit more on my capelet, and just need to find a LOOSE bind off method.
and i brought another one to the dark side! taught my friend how to cast on and knit, and she's caught on! (without a book, mind you!) i need to find her some links until we get her a book. we went into a LYS in montclair, and the woman was not very helpful.... so we only got the yarn and needles. i just need to give her her christmas present early...
my friend and i are talking about starting a NJ chapter of Critter Knitters. details are still in the air, but we both want to do something for the shelter animals. you can be sure you'll hear a lot more of THIS in the future on this blog!!
as for this week's political events.
everyone is apologizing for talking about politics or ignoring it completely. i'm about to talk about it - so look away. but i won't apologize, and i will try not to do it often.
i never cared much about politics. i think all the politicians are liars and scoundrels. then 9/11 and the war. i cared about peace. i cared about not being convinced going to war in Iraq was the last resort with no other options.
since then i began caring about other things. (oh i always cared. but i started being more aware of them.) womens rights. gay rights. the environment. and i was not happy with some of the things going on. so i researched. i voted. i did my part.
i thought i did anyway. now i'm outraged. i need to do MORE. i don't hate republicans. i don't hate bush as a person. i am scared and worried about the damage he has done and will do. and i am going to do something about it. i'm ready to fight the good fight.
some groups i am looking into to help make a difference:
there is a lot of emotional responses and a lot of hatred that i am seeing. i felt that too - but i am trying to act out of a place of love. love for fellow humans and for making sure we all have equal rights. after all you catch more flies with sugar than vinegar right? but if it weren't for the passions and emotions, people wouldn't be inspired to do more beyond just voting. so i think it's a good thing.
The focus of this blog is my knitting, and relevant pieces of my life. I don't intend to change that, but some political stuff may creep in. If you don't like it, don't even bother complaining. just go away. it's a free country.... for now at least.
Current Projects Baby Sweater: 99% (Need to sew buttons. Lost buttons. Refuse to settle for less than perfect (i.e., original) buttons.) *** Charlotte's Web: started. again. and again. and again.... (I'm thinking lace is not for me!) *** Alpaca Shawl: Worked a few more rows because I needed something portable and not lace! *** Multidirectional scarf in Noro: almost done. (for several months now.)
Upcoming Projects Shawl for me - Brooks Farm Yarn - Self Fringing ***
Shawl for mom - Brooks Farm Yarn - Self Fringing ***
Colinette Ab Fab Throw *** Hat and Scarf - Blue Heron Chenille and/or Noro Silk Garden *** Socks - Spirit Trail Fiberworks ***