Tuesday, November 02, 2004


While reading blogs this morning I came across this one - Love it - I almost spit out my coffee! And I was Norma's 1000 comment so she is sending me a prize - how cool is that!. Tried to vote this morning but the line was soooo long - I would have been very late for work, so I will go on the way home tonight. I can't stress enough how important it is for every American to vote - it is your right - exercise it.

I was also surfing yarn shops and found out Smiley's has the alpaca on their web for $2.99 a skein. I have the brown heather and will be going back next week to the store to buy more.

Take a look at these - I love what she did to the voodoo pattern - the cable rib is perfect.

I have been having fun with the crochet block book. Last night I finished 2 while watching a special on Genghis Khan on the history channel. I will finish those 2 blankets in time for Christmas. I also made one for my afghan group partner - I was going to knit one and crochet one, but now I think I will crochet both.

Before I sat down to crochet last night, David made me go through all the old records and cassettes I had taken from my mother's after she moved. I think I have one of the best collections of 80's music ever. I found Ian Hunter, Bananarama, Yaz, lots of the Cure, ALL of Elvis Costello's albums (including some rare imports) 999, Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Rockpile, Squeeze, Spit Enz, Souixsie and the Banshee's, Concrete Blonde, the soundtrack to Party Party and so many more I can't think of right now. Plus my collection of Led Zepplin albums (I still think Robert Plant is the sexiest man ever!) David had never heard of most of them. He is a wonderful man, but has not taste in music - he likes to listen to tv theme music.

Oops - time to get back to work....


Heather said...

rabid, oop I mean avid fan of Siouxsie! Cool that you found her stuff...love all that 80's stuff...
very cool!

alice said...

you know, if you ever needed someone to take the elvis costello and squeeze off of your hands... 0:)

i grew up on that stuff, and elvis has always, ALWAYS been one of my favorite musicians, no matter what mood. and nothing makes me want to dance like squeeze. ever heard of glassjaw, or head automatica? daryl, the singer, cites those two as his biggest musical influences.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, I haven't thought about Yaz in ages. I must've worn out at least two copies of 'Upstairs at Eric's.'

Do you know about Smiley's upcoming Yarn Riot? It's the first week in December, POUNDS of yarn for chump change, woo hoo!