Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sweet Nothing Swap

It’s been a while since there was any kind of fun around here. Don’t you think it’s about time for a swap? Just in time for Valentine’s Day:


The Sweet Nothing Swap

This is a fast, inexpensive swap. You’ll pick your favorite knitting notion(s)* and send that plus a Valentine to your Sweet Nothing Partner. The spending cap for this swap is $10. These are ‘sweet nothings’ after all – no need to get carried away! For this exchange, you’ll have an upstream (the person that treats you) and a downstream (the person that you treat) partner for a total of two new friends.

To simplify things, I’ve made a handy web form for participants:

Sign ups will be open until January 31, partners will be assigned the first weekend in February and all Sweet Nothings should be mailed on or before February 8 so that they arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. Easy-peasy.

Need the link to the form one more time?

*For the purposes of this swap, let’s define ‘notion’ as: an object that enables or enhances the knitting experience. Needles, yarn needles, stitch markers, row counters, gauge finders, pom pom makers, safety pins, buttons, stitch holders, needle rolls, sticky notes, magnifying glasses, organizers, awesome things that I have never seen or even thought of, and tiny boxes/tins to hold all of the above (with or without candy still inside). Some of my favorite notions are safety pins and paper clips, so objects not specifically designed for knitting are perfectly fine. If the use isn’t obvious, just be sure to explain!

Private Room

Great Gran was moved to a private room yesterday and I just finished that rabbit!


Great Gran started a hat


We’re waiting on the neurologist and CT results and hope she’ll go home today or tomorrow.

In the meantime, I hope she’ll take a nap!



Body, ear, head.

Turns out you can get a fair amount of knitting done hanging out in the Neural Intensive Care Unit with Great Gran. She said, “You sit down.” So I did. And stayed put.

Subdurall Hematoma. We are hopeful that it will fix itself.


We’re at The Little Gym and I’m sitting still and I can post FROM MY PHONE so here I am!


Still working on the socks. Occasionally.

I was going to tell you on Monday what all I did on my Christmas vacation. But for one reason or another, I just didn’t. I’ve got this great yarn to round out Mindful Fiber. But I can’t get organized enough to write about it. I finally finished a rabbit for a customer. But that’s about all the knitting I’ve done this week and I really had to work to find the time.

Eh. We’ve all got stuff. Mine’s just keeping me away from you.