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~Thanks so much for all your nice compliments on the Bloomin’ Feet socks. A few people asked about the sock label so I thought I should link back to the post I wrote about how to make a sock label. Go here and read. Simple but a very nice touch on a pair of gift socks.

~We are having our Civil War Living History in memory of East Bridgewater native Frank Harlow this Saturday. I’d appreciate any thoughts for sunny weather as we have had pouring rain at this event the last two years. And, if anyone is going to be in the neighborhood and would like to come and see what we do, just let me know and I’ll send you directions and information.

~I shouldn’t even tell you this but I won another contest. I got a fabulous box of prezzies from Kirsten last week. There was candy and roving dyed by Kirsten as well as Koigu and Misti Alpaca yarn. Thanks for the terrific prize package, Kirsten!

~I like that when I see the national weather map on the morning news I can picture so many of you and know what type of weather you’re having. I worry about tornadoes, storms and wildfire, and rejoice when you’re having sunny, pleasant weather. It’s a great way to feel connected to our knitting community.

~As Lolly mentioned the other day, it seems like “going green” is becoming trendy. That can only be a good thing, I believe. I urge you to find one thing that you can do to make a difference in your carbon footprint. Change your light bulbs from incandescent ones to compact fluorescent ones, wrap your hot water heater with an insulating blanket, turn down your thermostat, use reusable grocery sacks, recycle more – there are lots of very simple things you can do. Something new that I found last week is and they will work to eliminate your junk mail AND plant a tree in your name every month. It’s only 10 ยข a day and for a great cause.

~My current sock in progress. The pattern is Mad Weave from Sock Madness Round Four. I may be out of the competition but I’m still knitting the patterns and this one is very cool. The yarn is from A Piece of Vermont and I love the way it looks with the pattern – which I changed around a bit because I can now that I’m not knitting these competitively. And yet, I’m bored as hell with it and I don’t know why. But you know me, I’ll be plodding along and they’ll be finished soon. I’ll love them again when fall rolls around and there’s a brand new pair of wool socks in my drawer.

Have you read The Thirteenth Tale yet? You need to read this book. It’s got all the elements of a great gothic novel and the author sucks you right in with the first chapter. This book had me reading last weekend instead of knitting and you know how unusual that is these days. Really, read this book. You won’t be sorry.

~This profusion of daffodils is by my back door. They make me glad every time I walk by them. Why not order your fall bulbs now while you’re inspired by their beauty everywhere? You’ll receive them automatically when it’s time to plant them in the fall and next spring you’ll be glad, too.

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  1. You must enter a contest a day! Congrats on your recent win.

    LOVE the socks. You picked the perfect yarn for that pattern.

    I’m sending you some California sun. I have plenty here and am more than happy to share ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I loved our reusable shopping baskets in the UK. We bought them directly from the market and they fit on “shelves” in the shopping cart. You unloaded them at the cashier and reloaded them and put them in your–well we called it trunk–boot. They were sturdy plastic. Loved them!!

  3. Oooh, glad you enjoyed Thirteenth Tale too. I blogged about that one a few weeks ago ๐Ÿ™‚ So good!

    Thanks so much for the green post too! I have to check out greendimes. Great cause!

  4. nice socks, nice daffs, nice prizes! wow! i liked your tip about winding a center-pull ball from the other post too . . . i always use a tensioned lazy kate, but it’s good to kow in case i’m ever away from home without it.

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