You do not talk about the Inishmore Challenge.
Are you and LB doing gauge swatches? I know that doesn’t count as knitting on the actual Inishmore garment, but I was just wondering . . . cuz you don’t wanna get into the contest only to have to backtrack and rip out later . . . You are in training for this grudge match, too, aren’t you? Resting those fingers? Drinking power drinks?
Do margaritas count as power drinks?
Gauge swatches . . . that reminds me. My cat Lucy and L-B’s cat Lucky have set some ground rules.
Inishmore Challenge Rules
1. You may wind one hank of yarn before the start date. After the start date, wind one hank at a time. You may not use an electric ballwinder.
2. All needles down promptly at kitty meal time. We will not accept “just let me finish this row.”
3. We like to curl up and sleep on your chest, so no falling asleep with knitting needles!
4. L-B can knit a gauge swatch only if said swatch is converted into a catnip mouse.
L-B will be knitting a gauge swatch. She asked me if a gauge swatch ahead of time was within the rules and I said yes. Then she asked me if I was going to knit a gauge swatch and I said:
“Gauge swatch? We don’t need no stinkin’ gauge swatch.”
Then she got all pissy.
(Just kidding, L-B.)
But I’ve knit with the 3-ply Hebridean in the past and L-B has not (am I right here, L-B?), therefore a pre-match gauge swatch is perfectly acceptable.
I have spoken.
I finished the front of Aurora, but you just get one close-up of the lace at the neck.
You only get one crappy photo because I was way busy all day. We did a photo shoot for my book.
Here is Kristine, the able photo stylist, encouraging the model with a bottle of wine.
She is also wicked good at making her suggestions heard!
“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.”
And Lucy didn’t even seem to mind that I came home smelling suspiciously like cute little black dog.
This Totally Cracked Me Up
You Are 18 Years Old
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.