Tuesday, May 01, 2007

First Blog Swap and miscellany

It's official. I'm going to be hosting a Knitting Gnome sometime this summer. Yup, it's my first swap and I'm totally stoked. I've already notified my pal (anonymously, of course) and placed my orders for items to include in her box of goodies.

Now I need to do some research and pick some spots to take Norm (or his twin) for his tour and photo shoot. My only question, am I limited to my small town or, since I live in a suburb of the Twin Cities, can I roam farther afield? There are so many great places around here, the hard part will be to limit how many places I drag this poor gnome.

Also of note, Knitty.com is having their calendar contest again this year. I'm debating taking a photo of Samus to submit. I'm not a fabulous photographer but I do have a neighbor that could probably help me out with a higher quality photo. Perhaps a trip to the local arboretum for the photography would be a good idea. What do you think? Would Samus make the grade?

I just placed my first WEBS order today. I was going to run short of the Berroco Zen yarn I'm using in my ribbon cardigan, so when I found it at WEBS, what else could I do. I also picked up some clearance yarns on cones for my knitting machine. All in all, I'm pretty excited to receive my first order from them. Yarn photos to follow.

Well, can you guess where I'm off to now? That's right, dance - again.

(P.S. Guinifer, there is no rest for the wicked. DD#1 dances all summer. She's en pointe now, so she needs to dance year-round to keep her feet and ankles strong enough to continue progressing. Fortunately, she'll only have classes one day a week, except for the intensive camp, which will be all day, every day, for a full week. I'm looking forward to the lighter schedule!)


Guinifer said...

I want a Knitting Gnome!!! I'm totally going to check and see if it's still open!

I didn't know youhave a kntting machine - do you use it often? I do love Webs - love that whole discount thing. I placed an order before the yarn diet started, but part of it was on back order, so I'm still waiting for that.

Sheepish Annie said...

I would be so excited if your Samus made the calendar!!! That s so cool!

Have fun with the Kniting Gnome. I look forward to hearing about the tour!