Thursday, April 9, 2009

Viking Knitty

"Your work is going to be featured in Spring Knitty! Just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring your Viking Knit Kit in Knitty ( Sometimes this can create crazy demand, so I thought you'd want to know in advance.
Great Work!
Best, Amy"

How much fun is this?! I received this email on Etsy from Knitty. Knitty is the longest-running free knitting magazine on the web. I love that kit and make Viking Knit all of the time so I’m pretty proud of the whole thing. It’s so nice when others recognize it and you get a nice little write up. I never knew about Knitty before and it’s a great resource for knitting patterns and supplies. I was delighted to find it. All of my knitting friends this post is for you!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Walking on the Wet and Wild Side

They can have my cup when they pry it out of my cold slimy hands

I have a friend who says boldly, "No fat, no flavor!" I get that bacon, Mickey D's, and a plethora of other foods might not be good for you. With food additives and pharmacy additions to the food chain it's enough to make even me think herbal and organic.

Despite a constant medical barrage of advice I've been drinking Dunkin' Donuts coffee like a fiend. Lately, even the addicted kids I work with are telling me I need a ten step rather than a larger cup. I'm guessing they don't like it when I'm as hyper as they are OR when I am having withdrawal symptoms. But, when a medical segment on a news show said tea might contribute to cancer ! Well...they've just gone to far.

Aren't we doing our part? Reduce, reuse, recycle. I take it seriously that I am reducing your intake of caffeine. I'll reuse it - if it's cold I'll microwave it. Recycle - absolutely. Too cold and I'll turn it into iced coffee. When I'm tired of coffee I have tea. I enjoy the herbal stuff but adore a good Lipton so I do the same three R's with it too. Now apparently, according to these "experts" you aren't supposed to drink this stuff scalding hot. It hurts your throat. It must have been a medical scientist who deduced that drinking boiling hot tea would scald your throat and thereby leave it open to possible infection - up to and including a higher risk for cancer. Well, strike me down - I'm dumbfounded....AGAIN.

The last time I checked I was pretty sure I'm not a rocket scientist (or an MD) but I know better than to bathe in hot water so why would I pour it down my throat? I have got to quit watching the news. The pressure of constantly worrying about what to eat could cause a stroke. Let's fight back! Eat whatever the heck you want. Use the wise way - moderation (and without it piping hot).

Maybe I need the holds only one cup of coffee mug - mine holds three. Susan, she gave me one that can take a pot of coffee on the go. I haven't used it - YET! It seems though with all the liquids and caffeine I'm hopping past everything but gas stations. The tank on the car is a little larger than mine but less expensive per gallon.

See you all in line at the next bathroom...........have a Sunday morning cuppa Joe with your paper and enjoy your day! Wet kisses and humor from Michigan.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

This is not clucking funny...

Okay already – there was a chick on his head! It didn’t poop on him. It wasn’t offensive. It was just a chick to represent Easter and all of its yummy goodness. It’s not that I don’t like the little marshmallow guys. I’m probably one of the only people I know besides sugar hungry kids who will actually purchase a pack of the things over the holiday and greedily eat one at night. I don’t need the sugar, the calories, or the buzz. I just like them – and cotton candy – and taffy – and other weird things.

BUT, I trampled on the ‘chick” owners toes by posting an image of Skully with what is their intellectual property on his head. Shame on me! Really…I don’t have a defense to stand on. I laid an egg. Oops, pardon the puns but it’s the first time “big brother business” has taken an interest in little old me and I’m in shock, sugar shock. And I haven’t even eaten any yet.

Skully sans “chick” is gone from the sales market…Boo Hoo!

All the faces of the offending images have been blurred to protect the innocent. ME!!!!