May 9, 2007
Crickets. That’s the latest “imitative sound” my little 1 am bird friend has added to his routine. Crickets. All was well and good as I was working on the computer at 1 am last night and listening to his cheery little voice in the big evergreen outside my window, but by 1:13 a.m., I was in bed and wondering when he would
shut up go to bed himself. I’m still trying to get a photo of him. I think some neighbor might shoot him first. Not that I have neighbors like that. Although I did witness my neighbor across the street using a BB gun on something in his front yard, but I pretended not to notice.
ANYWAY, here is the sock that I finished over the weekend. It’s a new yarn line – Misty Mountain Farm – in their Blue Ridge Jubilee sock yarn. We’re hoping to have this line in soon. This picture is totally washed out and WH is not here to fix it for me. The colors are darker and prettier in person. The pattern is Little Arrowhead Lace (pg. 93 of Charlotte Schurch’s new More Sensational Socks book). I like the look of it a lot, but didn’t particularly like knitting the pattern. I WILL finish the second sock, anyway. Eventually. I have to put my SOTSS program together. (Summer of the Second Sock)
We’ll be making the postage changes on the website on Friday evening, for packages going out next Monday (the day of the increase.) I know it’s necessary, but I’m still not happy with the post office. I heard today that other delivery services might be adjusting their rates in the next few weeks and if that is the case, just know that we will certainly investigate and keep other options open if something better comes up.
Did you see the Sneak Up was Snuck Up at midnight (ish) last night? I already have more on order in the areas that have sold out. Never fear. I won’t even bother to tell you what you might’ve missed. But there are lots of new things still available! I’m not sure if we’ll do a Sneak Up next week, as we will be traveling a bit (Thursday to pick up College Boy, Friday to head up to Iowa for a graduation party for the weekend). If we can get a few more things up this weekend, we’ll do so. Otherwise, you’ll be in for a massive Sneak Up the week of the 21st. I expect a lot in between now and then. (Don’t mention that to WH. More photo work for him. He’s spending SO much time photographing that I offered to hire a photographer so that he didn’t have to spend so much time on it. He told me I couldn’t afford it. He’s probably right. He’s sort of free. I like that.)