Last night was post-office night. Me and a BIG HONKIN BOX of goodies [destined for Australia!], envelopes of calendars and Stitch & Bitch Handbooks headed out to the post office to tally up the damage.
So if you won a prize in any of our fall contests, you should receive it soon! Except, that is, for Amy B. in Australia. Because this box is REALLY, REALLY big, I had to send it surface. 4 weeks they tell me. [Amy B., when you see the postage label on the box, you'll understand. :-)] But I hope the REALLY BIGNESS of the box makes up for it.
Meanwhile, things are moving along quite well at Knitty Central. Lots and lots of coding and photoshopping and editing and all of that good stuff. It feels almost hypnotic to be doing this after months of agonizing over Big Girls. Making Knitty is something that comes quite naturally to me. Nice to remember that it feels good to do this again.
Sally Melville speaks at the DKC tomorrow. I can't wait!
SATURDAY is the Crafternoon Tea in the beach. I'll be at the Naked Sheep's table from 2-5pm, so if you're coming, please stop by and say hi! I'll have to do my crafty shopping and shmoozing before I start, though -- or how else will I be able to sit still? I'll be bringing the Frog Tree cotton raglan to work on, though .
For the first time in a long time, I have no plans to travel anywhere in the near future, not even at the holidays. After a year of adventures including photo shoots and girly shopping trips and weddings and cruises in New York [and vicinity], life-changing [for the better] car accidents in Cape Cod, and a fiber festival I'll never forget, I'm really looking forward to just staying PUT for a little while.
Sunday afternoon, after a weekend of Knitty production, I sat down to watch an old episode Nigella Bites on TV. Pulled out the Frog Tree and started to knit. The oak out front still had its leaves, though they were all brown and crisp. The wind was blowing hard, making the branches dance. And I felt so incredibly calm and serene and realized it's been a long time since I've just stopped to enjoy. It was very, very good.