Sunday, February 08, 2009

Hey, let's talk knitting!! I think that was the reason I started this blog, no? Not to post pictures of my NFL-caliber kicking form! [btw, I had a dream once that I was supposed to be the kicker for the Cleveland Browns. They had a separate dressing room for me and everything. The dream ended with me staring, bewildered, at all the pads and pieces of uniform laid out for me. I didn't know how to put them on! But then I woke up. Question to ponder: why the Cleveland Browns?]

But I digress. I've had a flurry of activity recently, Momogus Knits-wise, which is good. I got a new account while I was on vacation - Hildreth's Department Store in Southampton. So now I'm like Ralph Lauren, you know, with my branch in the Hamptons. You know? I'm just like Ralph Lauren!! Hildreth's is extremely cool, by the way, a big rambly store on Main Street with a nice selection of yarns tucked away in the back. I bought some forbidden Silk Garden (TW does not carry KFI products) and actually spent almost as much as Rene the manager ordered in patterns. Oops.

And my wonderful sales rep-extraordinaire (and I mean extraordinaire!!) Erica sent me 3 new accounts in Michigan and Chicago and some re-orders, so the house is knee-deep in patterns and invoices and USPS envelopes. I've been slowly wading through the chaos and hope to have everything cleared out by Monday.

Then I have to get down to designing work. I promised myself that 2009 would be the year that I did adult sweaters. We are now 6 weeks into the year, and I haven't lifted a finger about them. All those miles of mindless stockinette are putting me off. But I must persevere!!!! I'll do it this week.

In the meantime, here's what I knit whilst on Long Island [yes I said whilst]:
Chevalier Mittens. Rowan Kid Classic, the most underrated yarn in the world. It sits and sits on the shelves at the store in all its hazy, soft, gorgeous glory, and no one ever buys it. Why? I do not know. Anyway, it was lovely to work with and I adore these mittens. The cables at the wrist slay me. I'm tired of doing colorwork, so the cables were a nice change.

I also sat down with Cat Bordhi's Second Treasury of Magical Knitting yesterday (Matthew and Gus were a the Car Show, so it was a good time to tackle something new), and figured out the Moebius Cast-On. Ms Bordhi, you rock my world!!! How would someone ever figure this out?? Anyway, I made a little moebius-handled basket out of one of the million single Kureyons I have stashed away. I love how it turned out, though the one strand of light lavender ended up on the handle, which I could have lived without. Anyway, it was a quick little project and mind-boggling.

Hey, what's the difference between reptiles and amphibians? For some reason, this question keeps coming up with me lately and I've forgotten all my biology. I know newts and frogs and salamanders are amphibians, but are they also reptiles? Turtles are reptiles, but not amphibians.....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the basket. I'm surprised there isn't a cat (or many cats) in it!

Amphibians can breathe air and water. Reptiles can only breathe air.

My verification word is "embushed" Is there a joke there?

9:45 AM  
Blogger diana said...

cg - not to be the creepy cat lady or anything, but i was sold on the book when i saw all the cat basket patterns, complete with cats.

what about sea turtles? can't they breathe water? or do they just hold their breath while they swim?

10:22 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I'm guessing the must hold their breath when they swim, just like we do!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Ooooh, adult sweaters from the land of Momogus Patterns ... sign me up quick!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Twice Knit said...

Congratulations on the addition of new Momagus Knits accounts!!!!!!!!!!That is such fantastic news. You are famous - like Ralf Lauren, yes. And yes, it's time to start designing some adult sweaters. I can't wait to see. By the way, the basket is too adorable.

1:57 PM  

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