Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The List of Stuff I've Been Meaning to Tell You

I've been writing this post to you guys for at least the past few days.  Well, writing may be a stretch.  Composing in my head may be a better way to put it.  A running list of oh, I have to remember to blog that too.  And before the list gets any longer, here you go!

1. Contest winners!!!  The big winner of an IrishgirlieKnits Tote bag and yarn and goodies is Sue!  I've emailed you for your address info.  And since so many of you shared what you were looking forward to, and I so enjoyed hearing about it, I thought I'd pick a few more winners to pick a free pattern from my Ravelry Pattern Store.  Any pattern, including my newly released Dancette and Capitola patterns! Those winners are:
  • Liette
  • Katbetty on Rav
  • DianeV on Rav 
Just PM me on Ravelry with the pattern you would like and I'll send it over!  Congrats!

2. I did some frogging this past weekend!


A few projects that were just lingering for way too long! It felt good to free up some yarn!! And needles. And project bags :)  Come on guys, you know you probably have something that has been on the needles for way too long.  Frog something.  Go do it now before you lose your nerve!!

3. I finished reading The Help and absolutely loved it!  I can't wait to see the movie.

4. I promptly downloaded Rachel Herron's new book, A Life in Stitches.  I can't wait to see the movie (well, hey, you never know, right!)!  I love it already and I'm only a few stories in.

5. I cast on for a new sock.  One of my favorite knitting things in the world, that I can't imagine ever tiring of, is starting a new sock!


Look at that pretty pretty One-Hit-Wonder skein of The Plucky Knitter's.  Of course, there hasn't really been much knitting progress beyond casting that on.  See #6.

6. In the last week, I've had 4 doctors appointments, and another tomorrow!  Tomorrow is a follow-up on the knee problems from last month, but the other four have been about some forehead pain that is seriously cramping my style! I'm over the bump on the side of my face.  Ugh.  This is the second time this has happened, so that is making my doctors and me a bit nervous, but the recommended treatment right now is to ice it?! Ok, enough whining about a pain that feels like a neverending headache.  Thank you all for the well wishes and good thoughts over on Twitter today.  I do appreciate it!

7. I had the pain even before the let's-not-talk-about-it Notre Dame loss last weekend.  What a buzz kill to the start of college football season!  But, Go Irish Beat Michigan!!!  Saturday night game is going to be awesome!

8.  I discovered a new type of apple last weekend at the farmer's market.  Pink Pearl.  LOVE! I'll be getting more this weekend :)


Did I tell you I just love fall!!!???!!!

9.  Speaking of fall, our IGK Fall KAL is here!  Come join us as we knit either the Honey Badger Socks or Love Letters sock.  As always, the selected pattern will be on sale for a limited time for the KAL, so Love Letters will be 20% off between now and Sunday, Sept. 11 when you use the coupon code: bringonfall    

10. Those glorious stitches I cast on at Knit Nite last night. Frogged. haha. Oh, knit nite fun!

Okay, must to bed!  Hope you guys are having a great week!! 
Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


turtlegirl76 said...

I just finished The Help last week. I can't wait to see the movie either. Talk about a book that stays with you once you're done.

dianne said...

I loved both The Help book and movie, my DH really lied the movie too. And Cristi's right, it does stay with you!

I've been thinking about frogging a couple things too. Projects that have had a couple birthdays that just don't excite me anymore. I really should just let go of them and not feel guilty about it.

Scrabblequeen said...

Here's hoping all your pain is gone before the next football game would be fine!

Zonda said...

Ugh on the headaches, etc!! That apple looks delicious...must look for it. I'm trying to not frog anything...but to finish..we'll see how long that lasts ;)

Daphne said...

Be GONE pain!!!
Yummy apples, socks

watercolordaisy said...

The purple yarn is so pretty!! What is it???

The apple is startlingly gorgeous! Not sure we get those down here. sad.

The movie is not directed well (that's an interesting side story...), but the acting is wonderful and the screenplay is better than the book. - from someone in Jackson, MS. haha

watercolordaisy said...

oh, and, I'm totally frogging a project I am hating doing. Little bitty tiny thread yarn on size 17 needles. I hate it. So hard. So tangly. Although the sample in the store was lovely, I just can't see it not being a tangled mess when it's done. Plus, I hate working on it SO MUCH. Blah. Forget it. This is supposed to be fun, right?

Rocky Moreno said...

I've got to find one of these apples. Looks delicious!