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April 20, 2005

Grump-elstiltskin

Top Five Reasons I Will Soon Be Emerging from My Brief Fit of Grumpiness*

Reason 1: By sheer luck, I happened to be the first person to comment on Amy's offer to sell the yarn and pattern for the Copacabana tank. It arrived Monday - what says spring more than this?


Thank you, Amy!
Originally uploaded by ShannonC.

Reason 2: It's not pretty, I know. But of the four attempts to do intarsia on this T-shirt, this was far and away the best I could do. Yes I know it's puckering some, but I'm hoping for a minor blocking miracle. I'm now frantically knitting the sleeves. Why frantic? Because I'm perilously close to running out of yarn. *gulp*

Originally uploaded by ShannonC.

Reason 3: Noting improves your mood like a good yarn-buying experience -- which I recently had with Yarnware. I've used them before -- their prices are good and their service prompt. Last week I decided to buy T. (best buddy and fledgling knitter) this afghan kit for her birthday. She's expecting a baby in September, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to graduate her from knitting dishcloths and scarves. Yarnware doesn't have a gift option, which is fine since it probably keeps overhead down. As I was checking out via PayPal, I added a comment at the last minute that it would be great if they would remove the invoice from T's package, and just send it to me instead. Not only did her package arrive on her birthday (I had told her it would be a few days late), but I got the invoice in the mail yesterday. So thanks, Yarnware!

Reason 4: Despite the fact that booking our honeymoon flights was a less-than-ideal experience from a website user perspective, the fact remains: we booked our honeymoon flights. (If you read Jason's post about the Air France site, I should add that this is not the first time I've had trouble with my passport number. My passport was stolen in Ecuador, and I had it replaced at the US Embassy in Quito. Despite the fact that this happened in 1999, the replacement was circa 1970s -- complete with a passport number that doesn't seem to match current-passport number format. The picture is bad, too.)

Reason 5: I mentioned a few days ago that I've been familiarizing myself with Flickr and its various bells and whistles. So you can imagine my excitment when Anil generously gifted me with a one-year FlickrPro account. No limits on storage, bandwidth or photosets -- yeehaw! Thanks, Anil.

*Onset of spring allergies = grumpiness, accompanied by attempts to enucleate myself because my eyes itch so badly!

Posted by shannon at April 20, 2005 11:56 AM | For related posts: Fixin' Vixen in a T-Shirt, Lola

Comments

Enucleate! Hee hee!

Posted by: Jason at April 20, 2005 2:36 PM

Hey, good shit! That Copacabana yarn is way cool. You're gonna love the tank. And your t-shirt is looking awesome!

Posted by: alison at April 21, 2005 6:52 PM

i have the same yarn for the copacabana tank...made one side of it and decided it was going to be too tight, so i will be starting over. i think i made that side last year sometime. too many ufo's to count. :) anyway, perhaps we can both wear them this summer! :)

Posted by: melissa j at May 10, 2005 1:30 PM