It's been life as usual around here- which is nice for a change. There's nothing too exciting or pressing going on right now in my life, which is nice because then I feel like I can just relax. Do you feel that way? When someone asks you "What's new?" and you almost feel boring because you don't have anything new to share, but secretly you love it? It means that you can just sit back and enjoy what's happening around you without being too stressed by anything. Business as usual.
I've been enjoying several things lately. First, James. He's been doing super cute things. He learned his alphabet and surprised me the other day by saying it from the beginning to end without any help from me. Admittedly, much of it was garbled, but he sang it all the way through with the right cadences and everything. He has started trying to wear my flip-flops around the house, and the 3D glasses are a hit too. He's getting so big!
Second, the Nutkin sock pattern. I'm knitting it right now (with yarn I'll share later) and it's an easy and beautiful pattern. You should try it if you haven't already. It seems to be one of the most popular sock patterns on Ravelry (I'm AllisonSSYC).
Third, this pork chop marinade. This whole South Beach diet thing gets tiresome after awhile, and I really lasted only a week (rather than 2) before I started adding back a tiny amount of carbs to my diet..in the form of a margarita at a pool party last weekend.Oh, come on- you wouldn't have been able to resist a tasty drink in the pool, would you? But I'm still being very good, and it's not difficult when you have tasty morsels to look forward to. And I actually had all the ingredients for this marinade in my kitchen! How often does that happen?
Fourth, the lovely Unique Sheep Gradiance sock and scarf kits that came in last week, then sold out, then arrived again Thursday. I have several new colors in the store, so you'll have to take a look and see which one (or three) speaks to you.
Fifth, seeing that the Sock Summit classes sold out so quickly! I'm getting so excited to go there in August as a sponsor of this huge event! While I completely knew the conference would be popular, I really didn't expect sock knitters to crash the server when registering, especially since Tina (owner of Blue Moon Fiber Arts and organizer of the Summit along with the Yarn Harlot) told me that she was sure it wouldn't crash b/c they had a spankin' new server dedicated to the Summit. Just goes to show that even us "dealers" can still underestimate knitters' love of sock yarn. Man, you guys make me proud.
Who here got classes? And who is still going even though you didn't get classes? There's always the one-hour-wonders. There really are some good deals on flights right now. Anyone ever used Frontier Airlines? What's your opinion?