Update: Oooh, look! I'm a finalist!
"Hey, JoJo, what do you say,
We all want to know what you learned today.
We're all here, so go on: take it away!
We all want to know, tell us what you learned today."
Have you ever seen the children's television show, "JoJo's Circus"? I love how at the end of each segment JoJo is whisked away by a stage/television crew to tell everyone what she learned. They set it all up for her: lights, stage, backdrop, camera.
It's a good thing there's no audience over here, since I just got barfed on by the baby and am now wearing clothes I pulled out of the dirty laundry. In any case, here's a report about what I learned over the weekend.
1. It's a really bad idea for me to knit more than one thing at a time. After working on a baby sock earlier in the day, yesterday I returned to the hat I'm making for a swap with Suzie. It wasn't until I had finished knitting one of the earflaps that I realized I had knitted a baby-sized earflap onto an adult-sized hat. Apparently I'm not alert or awake enough to remember which pattern I'm reading.
2. I discovered that I love knitting socks. I had a sneaking suspicion this might be the case. The pattern is the Easy Children's Socks pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple. I can hardly wait to try some other patterns. Lace, perhaps? I don't want to get too ambitious, but I'm in love with Anna's Elfine socks and may have to make them next.
In fact, I noticed last night as I was getting ready for bed (What? You mean you don't brush your teeth and read Bloglines at the same time?) that Emily at Yarn Miracle is having a contest to give away some Lorna's Laces sock yarn. I slipped my entry into the hat at the last minute. You can vote on your favorite "Why I deserve my first skein of Lorna's" entry starting Tuesday.
3. It struck me again yesterday how many terrific blogs exist today. Here are a few that I've recently found and am enjoying:
Shim and Sons Great Japanese craft magazines, nice photos and beautiful handmade items. I love that personalized polka dot tote bag!
A Dress A Day If you're a dress fan, here are some terrific vintage sewing patterns and photos of dresses, both contemporary and vintage. Isn't this a great idea for a blog?
Floating World Views All about living and crafting in Japan. Check out the photos of Tokyo fashion.
And now I need to go do a load of laundry. Isn't it funny how these things happen on the one night Todd is out of town after being home for nearly three months straight?
I leave you with a photo of the baby enjoying her "new" chair. (Pre barf.)