Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fish Food For Thought

OK. Those fish hats over at Knitty are the drop-dead funniest thing I've seen in a quite a while. And of course I want to knit a whole aquarium full in lots of tropical colors to match my many ensembles. Maybe some in Blackberry Ridge's Tropical Fish colorway. Seems apropos, no?

I finished my truffles for the cookie swap tomorrow. They don't look like much but they'll be yum anyway. I needed to make 48. The recipe made somewhere in the neighborhood of a gigamultibazillion so I farmed the overage out to my neighbors. They put up with Ben and me as long as I keep the baked goods coming. Sugar soothes the savage natives and all that. I also made the cake for the Chili Cook Off lunch so my nest smells all warm and chocolate-y.
Speaking of chocolate-y. I set out to send a friend's husband a small package of goodies for the holidays. He is stationed in Afghanistan right now. I thought maybe my coworkers might want to send wishes as well so I put out the word. Folks from all over the company contributed candy, snacks, puzzle books, lotion and lip balm. They all signed a card I had to go with the shipment. By the time we got done, we had 2 boxes that weighed about 22# each! The picture doesn't do justice to how big the boxes were. That kind of selfless outpouring always brings tears to my eyes. People really are good. It's too bad I get discouraged and tend to let a few rotten apples spoil the while barrel sometimes.
I also got some more knitting done. Update on Rav. First picture. One and 1/3 down. Should be finished by this weekend so I can get started on my school of hats!!! I'll be up to my gills in the things! Before you know it I'll start carping about them. Holy Mackerel! I think it's time to go to bed!

2 comments:

YarnThrower said...

Smiling after reading your post, as usual. I love those fish hats, too!

Kitty Mommy said...

Those hats are the awesomest! I need to figure out if I have enough of the superwash that I could make them to match Bug and Bean's mittens...