Spent my Wednesday night at Knit Happens, as per usual.
I worked on my AbFab throw while I was there. I’m sorta hooked on it now and am really enjoying the pattern. It’s funny — I’m not a huge fan of mohair by itself, but I love it in these throws. Those of you who have never fondled an AbFab in person — I recommend you do so. You’ll be hooked. They are just so cuddly.
Like a certain little supermodel kitty I know.
Pix of AbFab tomorrow. Too tired when I got home to deal with it. And pix of my stash enhancement. Why, of course. I enhanced my stash. But I also enabled others into enhancing their stashes too. Heh heh heh.
Japanese Lantern Scarf
A question in the comments yesterday about how many stitches I cast on. I made a page for the scarf that includes the pattern (such as it is). Ain’t I special? Go here!
Along with my many many office toys, I also have stickers. Spongebob stickers, to be exact. Most of them came off foil wrapped chocolate coins we had at Christmas time last year.
Kindly do not ask what happened to the chocolate coins. I am a much better person now.
But anyhow, I brought stickers to work and stuck them on my monitor. Like this:
I also stuck a couple on monitors of my team members. One of the guys on my team — we’ll call him Fred (because that’s his name) — had no idea who Spongebob was (because Fred is a real adult). When confronted with the sticker on his monitor, he responded, “Uh, thank you?” (Feeling the need to be polite, you understand, because I am the Team Leader. Almighty. All-Powerful.)
Well, his monitor died and had to be replaced. When the cute little girl who takes care of these issues replaced it, she carefully peeled the Spongebob sticker off the old monitor and stuck it on the new one. She told Fred “I saved your Spongebob sticker because I knew you didn’t want to lose that!”
You shoulda seen the look on his face. It’s always a bonus when you can humiliate someone on your team. Hee hee hee.
As pointed out in my comments yesterday, the star of my office toys is indeed Shaun the Sheep, of Wallace and Gromit fame.
Here, for The Gibster, a close-up of my prized Gromit figurine.
Oooh! Oooh! And here’s my window washer Gromit!
No, I’m not trying to taunt you with my Gromit wealth. Honest. These precious little guys were purchased in the U.K., by the way. I dunno if they’re available here.
Yes, Bonne Marie, It Is 90 Degrees in Virginia
Yet I’m knitting felted bucket hats and AbFab throws. Hey Mom, does insanity run in our family?
I heart air conditioning.
Synchronicity Scarf Progress
Thanks, Secret Pal!
Secret Pal prezzies were awaiting me at Knit Happens last night! Lookie here:
Two very alluring sock yarns, and adorable kitty bookmark (which is going to work with me today to be placed in my book-in-progress), and postcards with some hints on them as to the whereabouts of my Secret Pal. What fun!
Thank you, Secret Pal, for making my day!
Apparently, this is what Lucy does online all day while I’m at work.