Time to purl up with a good yarn
Saturday August 15th 2009, 8:32 pm
Filed under: Friends,LYS

First it was an email. Then a phone call. Then: the prisoner escaped!

Kathy showed up from San Jose, the sweetie–I’m hardly on her way–and took me to Purlescence for some rather desperately-needed hanging-out time.  Not only that, she gifted me with hand-dyed yarn she’d bought as a souvenir for me from Sock Summit: a gradient set of five skeins of seacell/merino from Three Irish Girls, whose work I highly admire. (I voted for their Georgia Peach colorway that not only won in its Dye for Glory category, I ordered some.) And, two skeins of Double Bambu, on mini-cones.

Sandi and Kaye wound up a skein of their Purl Up and Dye merino, Purlescence’s own hand-dyed, and refused to ring it up for me.

Lisa came in, and Sock Summit stories started zipping around the room, to my great delight.

After two hours, Kathy looked at me and asked, Are you ready to go?

Not that I wanted to admit.  But she picked up on the fact that I was fading, for which I’m grateful–I wouldn’t have had the sense to kick myself out, I was having just too good a time being with friends.

I went home, crashed, and woke up with a new design idea bouncing around my brain that I can’t wait to try out. Creativity: it’s contagious. Thank you, Kathy, Sandi, and Kaye, and everybody, for that matter!

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Wow! So glad you are feeling well enough to begin thinking creatively and visiting friends again. 🙂 Oh, and I noticed that note on my blog! You really must be healing quickly! Please tell Michelle and that hardworking husband of yours to take care of themselves, too. Hugs.

Comment by Joanne 08.15.09 @ 9:03 pm

Well for all I know about knitting, I’d better stick to humor. That IS very pretty yarn.



A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place it in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying,

“Jesus is watching you!”

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight out and froze. When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light back on and began searching for more valuables. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard,

“Jesus is watching you.”

Freaked out, he shone his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest upon a parrot.

“Did you say that?” He hissed at the parrot.

“Yep,” the parrot confessed, then squawked, “I’m just trying to warn you.”

The burglar relaxed. “Warn me, huh? Who the heck are you?”

“Moses,” Replied the bird.

“Moses” the burglar laughed. “What kind of stupid people would name a parrot Moses?”

The bird answered, “Probably the same kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus”.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.15.09 @ 9:08 pm

I am so glad you are feeling better enough to have creative ideas pop in and say hi. :-}
To me that means your body is past ‘survival’ and well into ‘living’ :-}
And Kudos to you for listening closely enough to go home in time!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.16.09 @ 5:13 am

Parole with time off for good behavior – that’s the ticket!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.16.09 @ 5:42 am

I’m so happy that you got out & had a great time with wonderful & caring friends…oh & don’t think I forgot all the yummy yarn:)

Comment by TripletMom 08.16.09 @ 5:55 am

What a lovely day! You have some great friends.

Comment by Channon 08.16.09 @ 7:40 am

Wonderful! And gratitude for good friends.

Comment by sherry in idaho 08.16.09 @ 8:14 am

you have good friends!!

glad you got to have time out of the house

Comment by Bev 08.16.09 @ 8:39 am

Pretty yarn! Glad to hear you’re taking short trips to fun places!

Comment by Jody M 08.16.09 @ 9:52 am

Getting out of the house is always a good thing; getting back home to rest before you’re completely worn out is even better. You have good friends — but you deserve them.

Comment by Leslie 08.16.09 @ 12:49 pm

Sounds like an absolutely delightful time for everyone. The yarn is absolutely yummy!!!


Comment by Joansie 08.16.09 @ 1:37 pm

I just found your blog today while looking on Ravelry.

Your knitting amazes me. How can you DO that? It is so gorgeous. And you do it fast! WOW.

And you are one spunky cupcake!
I’ve known two people with Chron’s. I’m sorry you’ve had such a rough time. But hopefully you are on the mend.
I read quite a lot of your blog. I forwarded the address to a friend of mine who was a frundraiser in Canada for the society. I think she will be interested to read your postings. In Canada sick peopl really have a bad time getting listened to.
I learned two things….the liquid Lidocaine and Maalox mix, and the fact that Pred can work differently on different areas of the body. Just never occurred to me.

No wonder you are everyone’s favorite patient– being smart helps, but knowing the ropes and how to act will do it most times. I’m sure happy you don’t back down. It is scary how things can happen to those who can’t be their own advocates, and have none.
Feel better soon. Thanks for the great writing.

Comment by Betsy 08.16.09 @ 3:50 pm

Those Purlescence folks are the best. I met them. I meant to go to their booth and sign the card they had about a million times, and never did get away to follow through. For that I am truly sorry.

Have a good rest!

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 08.16.09 @ 5:23 pm

It was purely a selfish move on my part – I wanted to see you for myself and make sure you really were doing okay. And I’m glad I did it!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 08.16.09 @ 10:27 pm

I’m sorry I missed you- but part of what I brought back from the Summit was a cold- so I thought I should save my “get well” hugs until I’m all better. 🙂

Comment by Jasmin 08.17.09 @ 11:02 am

Although I didn’t vote for it (I had a friend with an even more stunning entry), I, too, ordered a skein of The Three Irish Girls’ “Georgia Peach.” My family reunion took place in Georgia this year just after the voting, and I have Irish ancestry on both sides of my family so it seemed appropriate. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

Comment by Shirley 08.22.09 @ 2:13 pm

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