Monday, March 06, 2006

Chocolate, anyone?

We're at 1126 socks. That's an average of 18.7 socks per day. We're 56.3% to our goal, and 16.4% of the way through the year. In answer to some questions, yes, I'll keep the tally going as long as you guys keep reporting to me (at least, I'll keep it going through December 31, 2006, which was the original time limit) It'll be fun to see how many socks we do get done all year - maybe we can even give prizes for each thousand sock milestone? Right now the person who reports the two-thousandth sock to me will get at least four pairs worth of sock yarn, some handspun, some handpaint, some designer... Good stuff all. Again, if you feel inspired to donate to the sock cause, just let me know. Folks can mail the prizes to me, and I'll put together the goody box to go to the winner (I promise I'll give it all up, but I can't promise there won't be tears when I say goodbye to it).


I had a wonderful, fantastic, fun and chocolate-filled weekend. This is a tiny bit puzzling to me, as I have never really been a chocolate person. I've never really disliked it, but it's never been what I yearned for. But since going back on the blessed synthroid this past time (about six weeks ago) I've had freakish cravings for chocolate. Chocolate and coffee. Can't get enough of either. Anyone else with thyroid/synthroid issues out there have new food cravings going on?

But it was a great time with great friends, and sweet Delphine got some issues fixed that I was unable to do on my own. (Fiona the Lendrum is a fantastic wheel for learning to spin, but less so for learning to trouble shoot on spinning wheels, and I had to guess on a lot of set up issues for Delphine. She spun well for me before, within some limitations, but now we've made some progress in getting those resolved!) When I got home my mother called to report on how the furry boys had been in my absence. Actually, she called to tell me that she thinks Oscar has a crush on her and that he loves her more than me. Oscar swears this isn't so, but I suspect that like most dogs he's a bit loose with his affections. The expression "Dogs have masters, Cats have staff" didn't come about accidentally. Oscar's a slut.

Today I had a grossly invasive and uncomfortable medical test done, so to reward myself I had chocolate cheesecake at my knitting group. (I actually just bought it because, hey, it's chocolate, and it's cheesecake, and that means it's good, but Julie asked what I did to deserve that and when forced, I can justify darn near anything, so that's my excuse).

The group that meets at Borders and while I was paying, the clerk at the register asked if I wanted to join some discount club or something that was free, and just needed my e-mail address. I gave it to her and she said "Rosebyany? Do you ... umm... blog?"

Why, yes, I do! So, hello, person who's name I don't have permission to put up on the internet and wouldn't do without that permission, having mentioned your place of work already!

What did I buy? Well, these magazines: Knitting and Knit Simple. Take a look at this

Anyone else bothered by the fact that the cover item on Knit Simple is CROCHETED???

I also bought this book

using the excuse that people keep having babies so lots of patterns are good to have, but really it was for these two things:

You really can't go wrong with baby lap blankets that have sheep or giraffes on them.


By the way, someone on the Spinning Wheel blogring contacted me to let me know about a dead link, and in trying to find it, I found several other members who had removed their codes or lost them or something, and since the ring is now so large I can't get all the way through it, I haven't come across these when I've wandered randomly. Please let me know if you have troubles or find any other dead links! We want the Wheel to spin smoothly!


Blogger Laura said...

When do you NOT deserve chocolate cheesecake? Sorry I missed it last night. :)

And Muahahhaha Crochet strikes again!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Bess said...

All women deserve chocolate. Always.

Darling blankets - I might even be tempted to make someone one when the need occurs.

molto many hugs to you dearie.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

YOU ARE FAMOUS! A knitblogger spotted in the wild. And by a non- knitter.....that's amazing!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

Actually, she was a knitter - she commented on my purchases (and we agreed that the crocheted flowers on the knit cover were silly) and the woman at the next register was more of a crocheter than a knitter, so there was a little jovial trash-talking going on....

8:29 AM  
Blogger Coleen said...

I had chocolate cheesecake on Sunday and I make no excuses. It was delicious and I'd do it again. I will do it again!

Would love to do the coffee thing soon. I should be free from the current insanity at the new theatre next week. Hope to catch up with you then!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Shelia said...

I finished a pair of socks on Sunday evening while watching the Academy Awards - so 2 more for the count. I am not usually such a chocolate person - but cerrtainly was this weekend!

10:02 AM  
Anonymous PuppyMomma said...

Chocolate, coffee, carbs (and knitting and friends). All I need in the world.

Sorry I missed this one. Hope to be there next month. See you in 2 weeks though, you Sucky Knitter!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Finished two socks yesterday--the other half of the pair I started when I got annoyed at my MIL, and I finally finished the toe on the first of the pair for her. and chocolate. Nature's most perfect combination. Other than the fact that it makes for a viscious migraine cocktail for me. Sigh. A little chocolate I can usually handle, but an ounce of coffee and I turn evil. Seriously. It's like a werewolf thing.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I have Graves' Disease, and for about a month I had terrible cravings for carbs--I ate as much bread, pasta, and such I could get my hands on.
Chocolate cheesecake sounds yummy right about now!

3:58 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

I craved avocado's on Synthroid.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Just heard about 2000 socks and thought I'd add to the tally. 7 socks done since the beginning of the year - way too many planned :) - Dani H.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Latoya said...

I like the idea of 2000 socks! Nice. I'm in. I posted my info on the sidebar.
Knit on!

7:36 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

jon on Colorado Knits did the sheep blanket, and i think he hated it (too much mindless stocking stitch, lol)

it will be interesting to see how many socks are knit by dec 31. are you going to have a reward for the last sock posted?

9:34 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Was that an offer to donate? :D

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Helen said...

add another sock to the list!
(My bad, I finished it last week and forgot to tell you!)

9:21 AM  
Blogger LaliƤna :) said...

And to think I have been living my life without thinking I needed excuses to eat chocolate!

OK, that's totally untrue.

I had an icky audition experience yesterday, and not only did I have a brownie (one of nature's perfect foods), I also had fried mozzarella. Add a little Starbuck's goodness to that, and you have ambrosia, my friend!!!

Love you!

Laura :)

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two more socks from me! :)

12:16 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

One more sock from me.

8:24 PM  

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