Friday, August 31, 2007

As seen on a couple of my groups.
Finally - a rational explanation for my yarn-addiction.
A recent study indicated, that Yarn and thread gives off certain Pheromones that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase unreasonable amounts.

When stored in large quantities, in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones (in the yarn), cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome, (similar to the one squirrels save, before the onset of winter, i.e. the storing of food), therefore perpetuating their species and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut into pieces and mixed with others.

Sound tests have also revealed, that these yarns, emit a very high-pitched sound, heard only by a select few, a breed of women known as "loomers." When played backwards on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants, "buy me, loom me, and wind me into a ball".

In order to overcome the so called "feeding frenzy effect," that these yarns cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs, to avoid being pulled into their grip. (One must laugh, however, at the sight of customers in a yarn store, with WW2 army gas masks and headphones!). Studies have also indicated, that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effects, that these yarns have on the human population. They are called "YARN STORE CLERKS".

It's also been experienced, that these same Pheromones, cause a pathological need to hide these yarn purchases when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash.) When asked by a significant other if the yarn is new, the reply is, "Oh, I've had it for awhile."

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Addendum: What then would be the rationale for those of us who are, as one fiber-wag coined so aptly, "fiber cyber-shoppers"?
I am equally weak before the mesmeric effects of online fiber... just imagining the soft and squooshy yarn in my hands and seeing all the pretty pretty colours... oh, baby!... yes! Yes! YES!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I just had a makeover

What do you think of my new look?

I tried to be honest - it was just too svelte and that's not me.

They could offer a greater variety of bodytypes in the Simpsonize options. I had to download it and then widen it using Photoshop because the only zaftig bodytype it gave me was totally wrong.

I think it's a pretty good likeness. I might have to change the eyes, though. They're a bit too much like a deer caught in traffic.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Campanula's Day Out - Knitting in Public for the Cure!

My Campanulas came to Stitch 'n Pitch last night! Several hundred knitters came together at the ballpark here to cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays as they hosted the L.A. Angels. Several hundred SnP-ers received goodie-bags with loot from local and national purveyors of fiber goodness and paraphernalia, and tucked into each tote bag along with the loot was a notice about Campanula for the Cure and our KAL.

It's 2 to 1 for Toronto in the bottom of the 8th, with the Blue Jays at bat, and Darren Oliver in to pitch for the Angels. Frank Thomas singles to left, Troy Glaus walks: Runners on first and second with none out, Aaron Hill is up. Here's Campanula cheering on Aaron Hill:
Oh! Hill pops out to second: Runners on first and second with one out. Gregg Zaun flies out to center: Runners on first and second and with two outs and John McDonald grounds out third to first to end the inning. Jeremy Accardo starts the 9th inning for the Blue Jays, and after a giving up a single to Garret Anderson, gets Gary Matthews to line out to first, the Jays turn a double play and Anderson's out at first: None on with two outs and Casey Kotchman due up. Kotchman grounds out second to first to end the game. Final: LA Angels 1, Toronto 2.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Take me out to the ball game!Stitch-'n-Pitch, Toronto: Wed. August 15, 2007, 7pm

Stitch-'n-Pitch brings together two of my favourite pastimes — baseball and the needle Arts - ah, bliss!

The Toronto Blue Jays are holding their inaugural Stitch-n'-Pitch event TODAY Wednesday August 15. Come to a ball game and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint. Sit among friends, family and fibre-arts enthusiasts and cheer on your Toronto Blue Jays as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

All Stitch 'n Pitchers who order tickets in advance will receive a commemorative Blue Jays tote bag full of fibre freebies. Tickets are available at a special discounted price of $20 (regularly $26).

DH and I will be there. Hope to see you there.
Knit One, Purl Two - and Play Ball!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

MezzoDiva has left the building.

My campanulas and I are taking a little road-trip! (Well, they're not really mine - they're my current CIPs for a friend (I'm still waiting for MY yarn to arrive).

MezzoDiva is going out-of-town for a couple of days to sing at a wedding, so I might be incommunicado until Sunday night. Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2007

I know, I know. There has been precious little knitting content over here at my blog.

I have had a few things to attend to - and YES, some of them have involved actual knitting. I will post about it all soon. I promise!

Meanwhile I leave you with this:

I saw this while visiting over at Rochelle's blog and of course I had to try it for myself.
Your Life Path Number is 11

Your purpose in life is to inspire others. Your amazing energy draws people to you, and you give them great insight in return. You hold a great amount of power over others, without even trying. You have the makings of an inventor, artist, religious leader, or prophet.

In love, you are sensitive and passionate. You connect with your partner on a very deep level.

You have great abilities, but you are often way too critical of yourself. You don't fit in - and instead of celebrating your differences, you dwell on them. You have high expectations of yourself. But sometimes you set them too high and don't achieve anything.

I really needn't have bothered. I should just have taken it for granted it would be the same as hers. Yup. We really were separated at birth. A few years apart, maybe, but what's a few years in the grand scheme of things anyway?