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Oct. 20th, 2006 @ 07:01 pm Knitting and poker
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Well, Monday started off badly, wasn't so hot in the middle, but ended on a high note...

After the debacle of my work day, followed by bloodwork at 1, I headed home to continue working. I find that once I get home I have a hard time heading out again, so things like groceries don't get done unless I pick them up on the way home. (I have not done this this week, so cooking can be dicey these days). I did haul my carcass out of the house to head over to vendor's night at knitting guild, and was I ever glad I did, Koiku followed me home! Not one or two, but 6 skeins of Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino!!!! They are yummy deliciousness, this picture does not do them justice:




I shouldn't have any problem knitting up the best socks in the world with these, even though they only contain 175yd each, I like a shorter sock. I also managed to pick up a copy of The Knit Stitch I need to make the Einstein Coat, and there are several other simple patterns I really like. It was a small knitwit turnout at guild, but Nat and Lulu managed to act up for the bunch of us and I got to sit with some of the ladies from the Thursday afternoon knitting group. Sometimes I think people are afraid to approach us when we are all together.

Wednesday night I finally hosted the long awaited game of girlie poker. I think our last game was in June (and believe me I heard about what a slacker I've been!) Turnout was awesome, we had a game of 8, and one of the three newbies was able to make it (I don't think we scared her too much, although she did say at one point she didn't mind - all her aunts were insane). I won ($140!!!) but this also means I am the host of the next game. Much groaning (some might call it bitching *g*) was heard about that. This must occur in November or I will never be invited back.

Now, the trick for me is to find a way to get my gambling to pay for my wool addiction....I just got an invite to the guy's game next Tuesday, momma needs a new Einstein Coat!
Who does she think she is?
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From:jennygel7
Date:October 21st, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
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I love knitting! But I can only knit and purl. I'm going to be taking a class next month to move on to hats and slippers.
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From:neeroc
Date:October 21st, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Knitting and purling is all you really need (look at the book I have linked above, it rocks for simple patterns) and it is sooo addictive! I can't wait to see your work.
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From:redgemini
Date:October 21st, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
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Oh, the yarn is gorgeous- I love the blue!!

Nice idea on girlie poker and congrats on your win! What a fun idea.
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From:neeroc
Date:October 21st, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
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The yarn is awesome, and so soft. The poker is a blast!
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From:running5k2day
Date:October 21st, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
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Good Luck on your upcoming poker game. Hope you whip some butt. = )
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From:neeroc
Date:October 21st, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
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I intend to! I've almost got them afraid of me now *g*

How are you doing? Been thinking about you lately, hope all is well.
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From:running5k2day
Date:October 21st, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Aww`you've been thinkin' of lil ole' me? Nice to know some thinks of you from time to time. = )
All is well at my end, but tell me-how are you? How long do you have to wait to hear about the blood work? Are you ready for Halloween? Going to any get-togethers? Why am I not looking forward to it this year? Oh well.
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