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Monday, October 15, 2007


So, Karrie is like my favorite person this week :) NO, not because she makes the awesome kitchener stitch stitch markers (and the lettered cat bordhi new pathways for sock knitters ones either), not because she always jumps headfirst into the whipup whiplash contests, and not cos she's always sharing tutorials and fun stuff on her blog. It's because she keyed me into the El Cerrito citywide garage sale this past weekend, and look what I found!!!


A new to me bike!! And it's SHINY!!

Seriously, I'm like a raccoon. Shiny. (Everything I know about raccoons is from that bit from Where the Red Fern Grows, if you didn't know.)

Okay okay, a bike. So?

So... obviously you weren't an obsessed with Transformers preteen girl like me cos...




...Alrite, enough of this silliness. (I am really excited though :)) Aside from trolling the garage sales, I spent a lot of time around the dyepot, overdyeing some Knit Picks Palette yarns I swapped for from ravelry (colorwork mittens, yay!), as well as several bits of superwash merino roving...

(they'll be up for sale in my etsy store later today at 2pm pacstandard, need to take some pics.)

With all of this, I didn't have time to finish the Noni Prism (fall 2006) bag like I'd hoped, but it's not too far now.


You may remember this bag from *last year*... like seriously, a year ago! Anyway, I'm thinking it'll make a great holiday present this year :) We'll see, I don't even want to think about holiday knitting-- I think I'll jinx it so I'm just whispering about it now.

Off to play outside and spin some merino I kept for myself, have a good one!

(yes, it is a very exclamation point day today, thanks for asking!!)


Karen said...

Hubby has a bike that folds in half. Makes for easy storage, if you live in an apartment like we do.

Must. not. buy. roving. Rhinebeck is 5 days away!! How could you tempt me?!? :)

Kaitie Tee said...

Great bike!

If you wanted to read more about raccoons, you should definitely read "Rascal." It was one of my favorite books in grade school. I'm sure you'd enjoy it too!

Stacey said...

How cool is that bike????? Folds in half???

The roving is beautiful - all those colors!

Anonymous said...

holy crap. a folding bike.
too bad it can't fold up to fit in yer pocket!


jinny said...

Whoa, you've been busy! I know someone with a bike like that--convenient when the full-size won't fit in the trunk or would take up space in apartment. He got it in Taiwan for about the equivalent of US $200 (Taiwan's small, so the cars and apartments are small.

I finished my Qs!

jinny said...

trying again:

Chris said...

Ok, the folding? Brilliant for storage!

hillary said...

That's very cool bike. Enjoy it!

I'm pretending the roving isn't there because I was at Stitches yesterday and I may *cough* have spent too much.

Bertha said...

whoa! Kitchener stitch markers! Brilliant! I am totally buying a set of these!

lexa said...

Cool bike! And yes, I was a tomboy, too, and Transformers were my favorite! Got the movie preordered from my dvd club, too. :)

(I could say I ordered it for the hoodlums, but mostly for me!)

Charles said...

I remember that bag!
I was wondering about that bag..past blog!

I can't wait see you finshed bag!

Also my Etsy shop will be open next will the yarn and handmade card and other goodies~~
Come and Check it out!

"Cool Buddha Tonic"


karrie said...

Oh snap!! That bike is garage sale gold! I am so happy for you. You are definitely the big winner this year. Way more exciting than my owl salt and pepper shakers.

April said...

I can't believe you posted a pic of a fair isle bag. Like it's not bad enough you posting wonderful Etsy goodies every Friday. Noooo, you have to play the fair isle card too!



Lindy said...

I'm totally with you on the giddy-ness. A shiny silver bike that folds in half? Soooo cool!

kimchi said...

More than meets the eye...
**transformer noise...**
so cool. folds in half. and it can Save the World too! :o)heehee!
and Looooove the roving...can't wait! ek.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

now that's one cool bike! have you plans to take it with you on a train or subway? strap to your back, flip it open once you get into town, off you go ... way cool!!

WandaWoman said...

Cool bike! I love that it folds in half. That would be perfect living in a condo. Very neat!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your new Transformer bike - I love being a child of the 80s! Your Noni Prism bag looks awesome too - love your color choices.

Kristine said...

oh you awful thing! I followed your link to girl on the rocks and purchased the most adorable letter stitch markers -- you know I've been keeping an eye out for just the right ones. Thanks for the lead! Beautiful roving by the way.

Anonymous said...

The rovings are beautiful as always. Congrats on your bike! It's pretty cool that it looks brand new, but the fact that it folds in half (which I've never seen) just makes it that much more cool. Very Inspector Gadget I thought. :)

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