Friday, July 27, 2007

RAVELRY,
BEE FIELDS KAL,
YARN PR*N,
OH MY!!

Dear Ravelry,

I'm really not feeling the LOVE from you yet. So many promises of wonderful things to come. Teasing, really. TEMPTING much!!

If you're feeling like Ravelry is some high school clique that you weren't invited to...don't despair!! Do what I did and find out where you are in line - because you ARE in line (if you signed up) but it's just taking a really long, long, LONG time!! Patience is not a virtue - of mine! But here is my good news to share -

patiently awaiting your invite?
If you've added your name to the invite request list on our front page then you can use this form to check your place in line.
Email address look me up!
Found you!
You signed up on July 14, 2007
You are #16387 on the list.
9142 people are ahead of you in line.
4806 people are behind you in line.

SIXTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN, SIXTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN, SIXTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN!! Ok - so, this is where the patience will have to kick in...

In the meantime...
Bee Fields Shawl KAL - check
yarn/pattern kit in Tupelo Gold - check check
ebony & pink ivory knitting needles - check check check

Now all I need is to wind my yarn and I'll be off. That is, just as soon as I find my courage...I know I left it around here somewhere! Courage? Here, Courage! Come here, Courage - that's a nice little baby!!

Aw shucks - who am I fooling? I've tried to make Icarus THREE times already and just can't get past the first dozen rows or so. Is there a "Lace Knitting for Dummies" book out there? I know how to make decreases and yarn overs - look, see previous posts!! I'm thinking that the gal that started the KAL is expecting a LOT of dummies like me - so I'll probably BEE in good company - heh, heh!! I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. More practicing first!

And puleeeeze, all you yarn push, ummm I mean, en-able-ers - quit, will ya?!! Sheesh!! Seriously though, I do have to give a SHOUTOUT to Sheri at the loopyewe. I placed an order on Wednesday and it was here waiting for me today when I got home!! I can't wait to be a Loopy Groupie though, but I have to spread the love around a little, ya know! And since HWFRCA doesn't need to know EVERYTHING...you're likely NOT going to see me showing off the booty (as in treasures - not the "dairy air")!! You indie dyers out there are seriously eating into my discretionary fund - you and the Vietnamese nail lady "oooo - you like eyebrow wax with those nails and pedicure - I take good care of you - make you real pretty!!"

Well, that's all I've got. It's late. I'm tired. And no pictures this time. Sorry - I know all you COMMENTERS out there are really disappointed...just kidding. I'm just a little lonely............





3 comments:

annmarie said...

i see you succumbed to the Jenkins needles...:)

JollyEwe said...

Hi there. I got your comment about the Lace Style book. I actually sent it back to Knit picks for an exchange.

If your're going to Harlot, why don't you meet our group there. The more the merrier. Let me know if you're interested in meeting us, and I can get our location.

Ellen Bloom said...

Marsha! Ravelry is kinda clique-ish, but fun. I've found all kinds of info that I never would have known. Hang in there...you'll get your invite soon.

Ellen B.