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Archive for June 1st, 2008

Chippy Sock Order Information

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

chippysocksfixation2web.jpgI’ve had a few emails asking how to order a Chippy Sock pattern. You can click the link above (or the photo) to access my shopping cart, and pre-order. The pattern should be done in the next few days.

If you are eager to get it very quickly, you can put a note in the order/purchase screen on my site. This way I can email you a PDF document if you prefer, rather than sending you a paper copy through the mail.

Usually I have downloads through KnittingZone and I will do that within the next few weeks, but for now this is the only way to get an electronic version. (For those who have asked, right now Ravelry allows me to offer only free downloaded patterns, nothing for sale at this time.)

For the record, I will be at a yarn-industry trade show, TNNA in Columbus, Ohio, from Thursday through Monday. That’s June 5-9. I will be online a bit less there than usual. I’m told we will have free internet access in our hotel room. However, we never really know what kind of access and timing there might be with internet when traveling, no matter how much we would like to be sure.

If you order with no note by 11pm on Wednesday all will be “normal” (paper mail through USPS, from Lansing). I *am* taking a stock of patterns with me to mail from Columbus and we’ll see if I can keep things up as quickly as possible while I’m on the road.

This pattern calls for DK-weight yarn, at 6.25st/inch. The socks pictured here were knit in Cascade Fixation cotton/elastic yarn. They were knit over a year ago, and I am not sure of the color numbers. Turquoise is clearly 2706… but the pinkish color is more magenta than the other “hot pink” color which is closest to it (I have used both), yet I only see one bright pinkish color on their site (or Yarndex, or Ravelry for that matter). The yellow is yellow-green, and I think it is color 5806.

Mom’s Rhubarb for Brian

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

brianbirthday12.jpgI just downloaded photos from my camera and I could not resist. Mom always makes Brian a Rhubarb crisp on his birthday (well, almost always).

It is a tart and sweet and chewy baked treat, for those of you who have not tried it. Rhubarb is not a fruit, but used something like cranberries or very tart apples. The crisp has oatmeal and sugar for a sort of crust. The recipe calls for sugar and cinnamon but mom tried nutmeg instead, and it was very tasty.

–So, Friday the three of us went out for Japanese food (the photos of the sushi did not turn out well, but trust me, it was beautiful). Then after the meal we went back to Mom’s for dessert.

This candle was purchased for Mom decades ago by my brother and I, as a Christmas gift. There was a little gift shop we could ride our bikes to (yes, before I could drive a car) and it sold hand-dipped candles in colors Mom would love. These candles stayed on her mantle for a long time. They finally faded.

But mom does not waste things… so the decorations became birthday candles. Here is Brian just before blowing out his candle. It’s such a nice photo of him, I could not resist sharing it with you.