Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I've Been Tagged

By Calling on Kahlo. I have to list seven things about me. You can start yawning now. Then I'll have to tag others.
Okay seven random facts about me.

1. I'm afraid of clowns. Don't laugh--it's not as strange as one might think.
2. When I proofread, I do it with an accent. For example, when I proof something written by a French person, the little proofer in my head reads with a French accent.
3. I know knitting is supposed to be relaxing (the new yoga and all), but I often fall asleep while I'm knitting--ergo, my preference for easy patterns.
4. I think chocolate pudding is extremely sensual.
5. I hate shoes--which is why I practically live in my Birkies all year round.
6. I have a serious crush on Hugh Laurie of House.
7. I'm starting a nonprofit foundation.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Latest Lily M Creation

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First, I apologize for the photo. I can't get it to load correctly, i.e., small and horizontal.

This is the latest Lily M. creation--the Lily M. Starlight Lily Pad. My fur kids love to drag their blankies around. Oh, and they occasionally sleep on them. Clarence drags his around like a security blanket. I hadn't made anything for them lately, so I decided to spend last night on the blankie. On size 50 needles, it sure goes fast!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Buttons? I Got Blog Buttons!!!

Thanks to Isabelle--Tricotine--I now have blog buttons. And can I hear a Yee Haw!?!?! Please feel free to paste them on your website or blog, but please don't steal my bandwidth.

I've pasted Isabelle's button on the right side of this blog. Take a look and see the wonderful patterns and other things she has on it--including the famous knitting lobstah.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Combining Skills and Young Knitters

For a long time I've been looking for a way to combine my love of knitting with my career as a writer/editor. Okay, I admit that one reason I wanted to do so was so I could deduct the costs of my knitting supplies from my taxes. Well, I've figured out a way to do it.

I've started writing a book about two young girls who become friends over knitting and two cats needing help that live far away. Here's where I need some help. Not having or even knowing any kids between the ages of eight and twelve, I'm not sure what these girls would be knitting. One of the girls is quite skilled, the other is just a beginner. Does anyone have any ideas of what they could be knitting?

I'm also working on a book of Lily M's patterns that will eventually be available at least as an e-book.