Yes, folk. It is the last day of the last work week in the month of our Lord, February, 2009. HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, the naming of this particular Friday comes from a childhood experience that came to mind when I was considering the title. When I was a child my Mom had a fox stole. Those of you born after the late 60’s (I’m guessing here) will not understand, but I’ll bet some of you remember those. Well, Mom was very proud of hers when she first got it and I was quite small. Now a fox stole was actually fox pelts sewn together in the shape of a fox. You would wrap it around your shoulders and then a little clip in the “mouth” of the fox would grab the “tail” and you would be warm and cozy. They also had “eyes” . Little plastic eyes. Insensitive and cruel in these times, but not back then. My poor Mom. She felt dressed up and was very chic, but when I was around (and, I was around alot because baby sitters were very very expensive) she had to turn the fox’s “eyes” away from me so that it wouldn’t stare. Poor dear finally just put the thing away to shut me up.
And, you know what? My BSIL had a size 4 circular needle for me. Isn’t that sweet? Anyway, she sent it home for me taped to a Ritz cracker box (Hint of Salt) so that it wouldn’t get misplaced. We are nothing if not resourceful here in Middle Earth. Eccentric, but resourceful. It is a lovely needle and it was helpful, but I am afraid I’m gonna have to buy one because this PurplePi is one big mama, and BSIL’s needle has a 24″ cable. I think I’m gonna need every bit of another 60″ size 4. It’s one of those situations where you don’t want to spend the money, but you know you want the shawl to look right so you don’t want to skimp, but you really don’t want to spend the money, but you know you should, and will.
I’m going to work on the camera issues this weekend. Wish me luck. One way or another I want to get a picture of PurplePi. I’m concerned she’s getting so big she’s going to tackle one of us and demand a SOAK bubble bath and chocolate.
This is the last weekend before the DST change to “spring forward”. I’m looking forward to more daylight.
I’m sending you off to your weekend with the Beatles and “My Life”.
Have a wonderful weekend!