I'm sorry for the lack of interesting posting lately. Unfortunately, there's been a lack of interesting knitting lately. I've done a couple of rounds on the Wollmeise sock and a couple of rows on the Tilted Duster. That's all. Let's see what kind of games I can play to spice things up here:
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
1. Place to be, other than home: Somewhere in the mountains. Give me a trail through the mountains, with some gorgeous views, and I'm a happy girl.
2. Favorite chocolate: Artisan Confections, or, when I'm feeling mass-markety, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
3. Favorite candy: Sweet Tarts.
4. Favorite thing to knit: Uh uh, not gonna go there. That would be like asking me which child is my favorite. I will cop to favoring wool and wool blends over plant fibers.
5. Favorite hot drink: A nice Assam tea (preferably from Upton Tea).
6. Favorite cold drink: Ice water. Nothing better.
7. Favorite food: Too many to list. Probably why I've gained some weight recently.
I'm running out of favorites. I have a hard time choosing one thing over another.
In other news, back on Dec. 1st I finally broke down and ordered myself a Kindle. At that point, they had a backlog of orders, so I was on a waitlist. As time dragged on, I wondered what was going on, especially since the time specified on the website was shorter than I'd already waited. I wondered if the rumored Kindle 2 was what was behind the long wait. When I heard that Amazon had scheduled a press conference for Feb. 9, I thought it would be to announce the new version. And they did! They emailed and said that since I was on the waiting list for the Kindle, I'd automatically get the new version, as soon as it came out. Yay! It doesn't look like they made too many drastic changes. Hopefully, this means it won't be buggy.
My Wollmeise shipped today, too. Last time, it took two weeks to get here from Germany. And the Kindle is due Feb. 25th. This means that I could very well get the Wollmeise and the Kindle on the same day, which just might be too much excitement for me to handle all at once.
On a more heavy-hearted note, my father in law is going in for surgery tomorrow, which will hopefully remove the latest little cancer nodule in his lung. His oncologist originally said that the nodule was not operable because of its location, but his surgeon is going to give it a shot. Apparently radiation is out, because this nodule is so close to the site of his last radiation. Mr. T is going to be with him for the surgery. I know that worrying about his dad is wearing on him.
I do hope to have some more interesting knitting pictures and progress for you soon, but I don't know when that will be, based on the current state of things. But I will take suggestions for blog topics to fill up the void, if anyone has some to share...