knitting and the life I almost have around it

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Hello all.
My anniversary with Sherpa is coming up on the 13th. I just can't believe it's been that long, it feels like no time at all.. and also kind of like its been this way forever. In his usual manner, Sherpa has been investigating gifts for me.. and then getting so excited he has to tell me about them and then give them to me. he's like that.
for example, observe my new shirt. yes, it says YARRRN. am i lucky or what? (yes, thats the pirate illusion scarf and his pirate hat. never let it be said he does things by halves)
This last week has been a bit dramatic. i cant really talk about it here because i dont want to threaten Sherpa's legal standing, but in short we may have to find a new place to have SnB because i might be way to furious with starbucks to ever step foot in one again.

what else? i started a new sock in foxy lady by cherry tree hill... and i'm not sure about it. i think it needs to be frogged unfortunately. its doing that thing where the lace keeps expanding and there's no explanation in the pattern as to how to keep it all pretty. i hate that. as i dont want a ballooning toe i might try something else. Plus it doesnt really do the yarn justice.. I'm liking Bells' monkey so much i might make those (no objections? mine won't be green...)

What else? i worked two very long days moving stock back into the finished part of the shop and i have bruises and sore muscles in places i didnt know had muscles. I. AM. WRECKED. But on the plus side we should be reopening next weekend (am i a bad person.. i'm kind of sad that a rainy day will no longer mean i get to stay home because we have a roof again).

ALSO: Special announcement! The very lovely apparently blogless Ceri is visiting Canberra from Tasmania at the moment and will with any luck be attending SnB on thursday :) She is a long time Happy Spider Yarn devotee and the sweetest person so please come along and greet the yarn sisterhood representative from the apple isle!

Ms Spider

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  • At April 01, 2007 4:49 pm, Anonymous 2paw said…

    Yes, Bells' Monkey sock is beautiful!! I like it especially because it is green!! Very nice Pirate accoutrements!!! We don't have Starbucks here, and I am glad!!

  • At April 01, 2007 7:27 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    oh! Am intrigued and disturbed by suggestion of legal issues and possible change to SnB venue. Keep us posted!

    Sherpa is indeed a very, very special specimen. You are a lucky spider.

    And you may go right ahead and engage in monkey love (ok that sounds weird). i want to know how much you love the pattern when you're making it. It's a fun one.

    That lace sock does look a little odd....I'd have to see it up close to really be sure though.

    oh and happy anniversary!

  • At April 01, 2007 10:53 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    Happy Anniversary to you both - the perfect couple :)

    Bugger about the Starbucks dramas (whatever they may be) - doesn't sound good :/

    Yeah, the sock doesn't seem to be really shining at this stage, but I'm only looking at one pic... still, lusting after the Monkey sock is no bad thing!

  • At April 02, 2007 10:50 am, Blogger kylie said…

    as good as his frappacinos are, sherpa would make a better pirate than barista anyway. is there pirate school somewhere he can enrol in? really tho, anything that challenges multi nationals with already dubious employment and purchasing practices is ok with me. shame the baristas there make such good frappacinos tho :)

  • At April 02, 2007 4:26 pm, Blogger Kuka said…

    hey I just saw this link to a free pirate hat and thought of you guys =)
    Happy anniversary =)

  • At April 03, 2007 7:21 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    LERV the pirate tee. DO NOT SHOW TSS! Sorry about the Sherpa and job problems. Needless to say, we'll back him however we can.

    Has it been a YEAR already?


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