I meant to post about this three weeks ago, but with Jeremy visiting I completely forgot. I'm not *trying* to brag, but my friend, Nilda, has a design in the current Knitty. Click here. How adorable is this?! This is not Nilda's first time in print (okay... don't get technical about Knitty not being "in print"... can you tell I have a very fact-based Asperger's son?!). You can also read Nilda in Stitch N Bitch Nation and Knit Lit (too). Did I mention that I actually know her? I'm just sayin'.... You'd think she'd start getting a big head, but she's very down-to-earth and a lot of fun. I met her on the Spinning Retreat in Scotland last Summer (I'm telling you... it was a great group of people!) and I feel like I've known her for years. Can't wait to see you later this year, Nilda! Maybe some of that creativity will rub off! Did I mention that Debbie New was at that retreat with us, too??? It might *seem* like I'm bragging but I'm really not. Really.
Duct/Duck tape revisited. I've been vindicated! There actually is a brand of duct tape called "Duck Tape". That's what I meant.... yea... that's the ticket. In my brain I was thinking "duct" tape... it just didn't tell my fingers. It's really a mute point because in the military we call it 100-mile-an-hour tape. So there! ;-)
I can finally tell you who my Secret Pal 4 was! Suzie of Purly Gates in San Fransisco. It was a blast sending gifts and cards to her but I almost blew it a couple of times. I did hit send on an email that I signed, "Jean" and realized it just as I push the button. Argh! Sent another warning her of what I'd done and she deleted the email before she saw my name. In her last package I sent a card that was to remained sealed until reveal day. That package had stuff I'd collected from all of my trips. Fun, fun, fun. I've enjoyed reading her blog. She's even used the yarn I sent in one of the packages already for a baby gift. Adorable. I can now add her to my Daily Reads without giving anything away. Go check her out! I didn't take photos of the things I sent her, but she has them all up on her blog if you're curious. If you're interested in Secret Pal 5 click on the button at the beginning of this paragraph.
I also added a new Support the Troops link to the top of my list in the right sidebar. It's the Ships Project. It's a knitting related one. Click here to see what you can do!