Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Testy Tuesday

Not to be cranky, but I thought the idea of having a magazine subscription was so you got it earlier than the general public. Mere told me she saw the Summer issue of Interweave Knits at least two weeks ago and I just got mine today! Anyone else have that problem? Or care either way?

Going back to work today after the three day weekend was smoother than I expected. After I got home, I straightened up some of the yarn piles and rearranged my needle jars. I have four categories of needles now: the rooster holds the tall straights, metal and wood alike, the seahorse container holds the shorter straights, again, a mix of metal and wood, a clear green vase holds the longer dpns, and a striped metal pencil box holds the short dpns. It's amazing how much fun I had doing that. I did work on the petal bib from One Skein. Thanks to the miracle of online tutorials, I can now purl 2tog through the back loops, although it was a big pain for me to do so.

Random links:

I really like this idea, both as a way to use some of the piles of fabric (sheets) I've been buying and also as a really cool way to take food to potlucks.

I like these but I doubt I'll make any, although I guess you never know.

Now I'm off to bed so I can get up early for the last SOL test this year. History this time, so no stress for me. I plan to knit another baby hat while proctoring. Our faculty is playing a game of kickball after school as a stress reliever. Fingers crossed that I don't injure myself


  1. It won't be long now, and you'll be telling us it's the last day of school. I should have been a teacher ;-).

    I recall what a trial last year was for you and this one doesn't seem to come close. Hang in there, Rose! It's almost over.

    When I moved, I stopped my subscriptions to IK, but I did buy my issue at the bookstore before it was available anywhere else (like the yarn shop). I need to renew my subscriptions now.

    Have a great week! It's almost over now.

  2. I don't subscribe to IK - I bought it over 2 weeks ago off the newsstand. But, I know what you're saying...I used to subscribe to another mag and it was as you've experienced. Every time. I cancelled and now I feel as though I have a choice when the issue isn't that interesting.

    Just a little while more and all you teachers "are gonna raise a hoot, and gonna raise a holler" although summertime may not be exactly blue.