Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Plugging Along ...

I lost my brakes for the 3rd time in just as many weeks. Turns out one of the hoses for my ABS needs to be replaced. It will be days, and an untold fortune, until I get my wheels back. Normally I wouldn't report about such a thing, but in this case I know it will impact my spending at the upcoming Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY, next weekend. First, the repair bill will force me to spend less on yummy treats, and second, if I don't have my wheels back in time, I won't have space to haul all my goodies home .... sooooooooooo, yeah. It's a bummer. But on the bright side, at least I'll have brakes and this will allow me to (later on) stop to go shopping at my LYS instead of just driving by, unable to brake. Right!? So there's my silver lining. Tell me there's another silver lining to this -- that you'll be attending the S&W too; maybe we could meet? I have it on my calendar for Saturday.

The other silver lining is that on Monday I'll be in Westport with some of my fellow HHCC'ers, helping the Save the Children foundation with their "Knit One, Save One" campaign. I have 16 preemie caps finished thus far; my goal is to have 25 finished so I can deliver them on Monday. I'm working on them mostly in the afternoons while waiting to pick my children up from school. Most of the caps I have crocheted thus far have been with my Tulip Preemie Cap pattern which I am tweaking to include the stem. If you would like to be a pattern tester for me, go here to give it a whirl. Please let me know if you have any difficulties with it.

Time for more coffee and more work ...

4 comments:

sylascione said...

I like better this blog, cause I've been reading you for more than 4 years and your AOL account never let me post coments.
Hope you get your car on time


Syl

CrochetingWithDee.com said...

Syl, thank you for revealing another silver lining in my blog move ... and thank you for being a dedicated reader!!!!
Sincerely,
~Dee

Sherri said...

Welcome home girl! Sorry about your car wish I could attend yarn festival with you but no such luck this go around:) Have a very nice trip tho:)

nancymissyboo said...

Hey Dee,
Want a ride? I've got the Tahoe! I like this one better too!