Though at the office we sometimes call it “WTF Friday.”
Okay. I hate mail order catalogs. In fact, when they appear in my mailbox, I throw them away on the spot. I live in a high rise condo so my mailbox is one of a bank of mailboxes in the lobby. Building management has large trash cans thoughtfully placed by the mailboxes so we can dispose of our junk mail then and there. No fuss, no muss
The other day I got the Gorsuch catalog in the mail. I didn’t pitch it because they always have a bunch of drop-dead gorgeous Dale of Norway sweaters in their catalog.
This time was no exception.
There is a Dale sweater on page 33 of the catalog (which as of this writing is not online at the Gorsuch website) called the Peace Sweater that I think is da bomb.
And most of the time the Dale ready-knits are not available as knitting patterns. I know the amazing Flor has charted patterns from photos of sweaters. Worth a try, eh?
I was showing the photo of the Peace Sweater to my coworker Monica and bemoaning the fact that it wasn’t good enough to chart from. Monica says, “Buy it, chart it, and then return it. What’s their return policy — 30 days?”
This woman is brilliant. You can understand why we hired her.
I looked at the return policy (now this is all in fun, you understand — I wouldn’t actually buy it, chart it, and return it) and it’s only 14 days.
Monica says “Well you’d have to take a couple of days vacation then.”
And we had a good laugh about it. Me calling in to my boss “Hello, Kay? I need to take a couple of days off — the sweater arrived!”
And I put together a mouse package to show you all. Lucy is very proud of herself.
Ooh! Ooh! Wanna see where I work?
The upper arrow points to my building — the funky t-shaped thing. The lower arrow points to the U.S. Capitol.
So if you’re in the neighborhood, wave, okay?
The box of Regia I showed you yesterday? Purchased from Wool Needlework in Canada. Check ’em out — their Regia is dirt cheap.
In yesterday’s photo, the color numbers are, from left to right: 5296, 5294, 5173, and 5343.
August contest will be announced on Monday! Very cool prize . . .
And the Most Fun of All
I finished Frogner! I finished Frogner! Yahoo!!!!!!!
And zee back:
Official photo shoot this weekend.
Work on the Mystery Aran commenced immediately. Can you figure out what it is?
Maybe not. But there’ll be (hopefully) lots more progress to show Monday.
Have a wild, wacky, and wooly weekend, all!