I sold an essay to the Christian Science Monitor and that makes me very happy because A) it is a good-sized, reputable publication and B) I would much rather be paid for being my own quirky self in an essay than write one more word about dead standing spruce for my log home clients (not that I don't love them too).
Now you are rewarded with photos - a scarf for the Dulaan pile, just because I liked the yarn and found it on a sale table.
BB likes it too - but as you know, she just isn't that picky about knit wear!
There is something immensely gratifying about a one hour knit. I got the yarn, got to play with it, and by the time I might have gotten bored with garter stitch it was all over.
Speaking of yarn sales, I hit the Joan Vass sample sale in NYC because some clever woman on the Knitty Coffeeshop mentioned they were selling yarn as well as garment samples. I got a stash of tan and brown cotton/wool sock yarn, some red and black tweedy worsted, some pinky/peachy wool bulky, some red back and blobby wool bulky (prettier than that sounded!) and a good amount of Lane Borgosesia Hilton Print sock yarn. Two large shopping bags full of yarn for $60, working out to less that $1.50 a skein for really great stuff. It was a good day to be me!