I've just received permission from Cat Bordhi (inventor of the moebius cast-on) to submit a cowl from one of her patterns for the AmberBob fundraiser! Ms. Bordhi was very nice and said that she hopes we raise all the money AmberBob needs.
I love it when designers are so nice. She emailed me back really quickly and I know she's very busy.
I'm hoping to get that cowl done by tomorrow so I can submit pictures and a description to the auction.
Today was very strange in that I ran into a lot of folks I know as I was running around town. At the zoo, Pres Man and I ran into one of the Writer's Group, when I was returning some videos I found 12stargazers
browsing the shelves, and when I went to Hobby Lobby I got there at the same time as addictsmistress
, so we shopped together and that was fun.
About the only place I didn't see someone I knew was Wildflower (my LYS). Well, I saw Kennita, but that's kind of a given. :) I got some lovely black and natural yarn for the We Call Them Pirates
hat. I also got a Knit Kit
. I already have a tape measure, stitch markers, collapsible scissors, row counters, point protectors, and crochet hooks, but I was seduced by the Swiss-Armyness of this gadget. I really like it, but be warned that the row counters need a little breaking in. At first mine was clicking the tens every time I wanted to just click one row, but it has mostly settled down now.
The zoo was really busy today; there were lots of families around. I love to see three generations of folks enjoying their time together like that.
The tigers are in the same enclosure now, so be warned; if you go to our zoo, you may get an education in tiger-to-tiger relations. We've still only got one snow leopard showing, which makes me hopeful that there are babies who just aren't ready for the enclosure yet. We did not see the hyenas (or hear them) today, and I was just fine with that. They were a strange mixture of frisky and menacing.
The baby flamingoes are really growing up fast! They are nearly as tall as the adults now. Still fuzzy and gray, but their beaks are pretty much the right shape now. We didn't see any baby ducks, but I know they are there because the zookeeper said so last time we visited. The pelican is still in love with the goose (they were sleeping very near each other when we got there this morning), which I still find touching and funny.
There are new goats! I may not have mentioned this last week, but there are very wooly goats in the petting zoo now! With those goats and the llamas, I'm wondering where the wool goes when it's shearing time.
LOL Pie is laying on my Treasury of Magical Knitting book. I think he wants me to get the 2nd one, which is the one with the cat beds in it. :)
Yesterday was the cut-off for the knitting font credits, so I will be writing said credits into the font readme file and onto the web page. I've reviewed both versions of the font and the German mapping is there. Barring any really weird stuff (like me accidentally erasing the entire website), I should be on track for releasing the font tomorrow.
It's nearly time for the game, so I better skedaddle.