Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Free Yarn and ABC Thoughts
Opal Dreamcatcher won on Opal Chatters NewsletterLook what I got in the mail today! Opal Dreamcatcher 1235, beautiful blues.

This is my prize yarn for having Stitches of Violet mentioned in the new Opal Chatters Newsletter. Is that a good deal or what?

I'm ready to cast on a pair of socks as soon as I figure out who will be wearing them. It's time to start John's birthday socks if they're going to get done by March 18. Gail, the dog trainer, has a birthday the same day and I'd like to have a pair of socks done for her, also.

But my birthday is Friday and I forgot to knit birthday socks for myself. How did that happen? Next year my birthday is going on the sock knitting schedule with the rest of the birthday sock recipients.

Time to go Opal stash diving, pick out yarn for the three of us and cast on some socks.

ABC Along ButtonI've been giving some thought to topics for the ABC Along, the 2006 meme where we post a biweekly picture with the subject starting with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. 26 letters, 26 picture posts.

For my ABC Along picture posts I'm going to use the following guidelines, exceptions allowed if I feel like it.

  • No knitting topics.
  • Find topics I don't normally blog about.
  • No people's names. I already made an exception to this guideline when I posted A is for Anne . . . the first two weeks. It was Anne's birthday and I felt like it.

Anne and Sydney Anne in the snowAnd here is Anne again, out in the Idaho snow with nine month old Sydney Anne.

Complete story on Tah Tales.