Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I feel the earth move under my feet...

This was definitely not my first earthquake since I was born and raised in California but this was the firs time that I have been located this close to the epicenter of a quake. I have marked on the map where we live.

A few things were knocked off the wall, things fell off shelves but no major damage. I was just a bit shook up, no pun intended. It was a jerking motion first and then we felt a rolling motion and it lasted for a good little while. We didn't lose power, I am actually shocked that we didn't, however my cell phone did not work for about two hours. My brother Todd called to check on me at about 10:20pm on my cell phone so I know it works now. We are all fine, Sensei, Mugsy and I.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Great Weekend

My weekend was great on several different levels. First of which was that the Irish finally won a game this season. But, I am not sure if I am more excited about Notre Dame's win or USC's loss to Stanford. Yes, you heard me right, USC LOST to Stanford. The Trees beat the Trojans!!!! My heart did a little pitter patter. Second happy thing was the celebration of Nathania and Kevin's birthdays on Saturday. They are both very special people and I was honored to attend. Friends gathered and brought things to snack, I brought crack, I mean King Eggroll, the best egg rolls that you will ever eat! And finally the knitting. I have attached the sleeves to the Ribby Pulli, started the second color (Twisted in Obsidian) and started my sleeve cap shaping. I have only 5 more days to get this sweater completed for Purlescence Yarns 1st Birthday Party October 13th. They are having a group photo for everyone that has knit the Ribby Pulli or one of the several variations in the pattern. So if you have knit this pattern, go to Purlescence and join the rest of us! The photo was taken pre-attachment.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Given Up

Well after several phone calls to a Bakersfield Post Office, it is over, the socks are never to be seen by the rightful owners. The manager spoke with the letter carrier for that route and he said that he did not remember that particular package ( I really was not thinking that he would.) He also stated that the carriers are ONLY to leave packages at the door when it is stated on the package itself, I did not make that statement. The manger instructed him to never leave packages at the door from now on unless clearly stated ( that does not help me!) He apologized (that doesn't really help me either, but it was the right thing for him to do.) I have learned my lesson, never send anything in the mail that I have knitted without a signature required. A couple of bright thing are, 1.) at least it was not a hand knit cashmere sweater and 2.) my niece and nephew only wear a kids size 11 and 8 shoes, little feet, quick to re-knit (that will have to wait though.)
By the way, thank you all for your comments and personal emails!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Knitting Humor

I love Franklin and his blog The Panopticon. If you don't read it, you should add it to your list. He is an amazing writer and illustrator. Check out his latest cartoon, you will have to scroll towards the bottom of the post. Made me laugh after an especially disappointing day this ended up being.

Thieves in Bakersfield

This is an open letter to the person or persons that decided to take the package I sent to my niece and nephew from their front door step. This package contains hand knit socks that specifically fit my niece and nephew. I think it is deplorable that you would steep so low as to steal childerns gifts, how do you sleep at night? Many hours were spent pouring my love in to knitting my niece and nephew those socks. I hope and pray that you come to your senses and just return the package and its contents to the rightful owners with no questions asked.

Hurt and Angry in San Jose, CA