Sunday, May 18, 2008

More Teacher Wear

You probably thought I had exhausted the Button Covers. Noper. Got more. Like these (woven with leather):And these (painted stoneware-like):
Really. These were VERY trendy. Worn on a denim shirt with leggings or stirrup pants. If you were a teacher, they were an essential. I remember wearing them to posh places on Sunday morning for brunch. Like to Cafe Latte (St. Paul, MN) which, by the way, is still a great place to dine. With friends. Sens button covers. It is a great accomplishment for an establishment to outlive a trend.

I have knit longer than knitting has been trendy. I was knitting before (and after) button covers! Go there.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Teacher Wear

For those of you who remember, button covers used to be totally stylin'. My Husband asked me to "go through a coupla boxes" while he is out of town. Gives me something to do, I suppose (aaahhhahahahahahah!). Well, I did. Go through the boxes.

I found these nice horn button covers:
And these nice mismatched gold-tone button covers with jewels:These were essential teacher-wear items. In 1988. It is hard to believe that these treasures have been packed away with the ornamental Halloween, Gardening and Christmas sweaters for all this time. Oh, and with the STIRRUP PANTS!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Syttende Mai and "Nabber"

Every single year, I miss Syttende Mai. I am busily teaching and donning spring (or winter. Did I just say that?). Every single year. Weeeelllll, not this time. I am wearing my t-shirt (proudly purchased in Decorah, IA). Do a big whoooHooooo here because this is a big step towards a bunad.

In addition, I celebrated receiving My Stimulus Check (or hopes of receiving My Stimulus Check) with a yarn stash purchase. Recognize it from YH.

I was a total nabber. I think "nabber" is a grabber, but a nice grabber?

Monday, May 12, 2008

These Surveys are Great!

You Belong in Dublin

Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

If you click on this link, you can see what city in Europe you belong in!

Friday, May 9, 2008

More Mail

I do like to shop at home . . . don't get me wrong, retail--I still love that I can go to the store and appreciate every human being with a nametag who helps make my day easier, kinder and brighter. But, if I shop at/from home, it's all up to me. I can go into the stash and shop. Or, I can find interesting things on the knitting internet world.

When my most recent internet swipe was delivered, it came with this pre-printed "RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION" tape stucked all around the box borders. I say "stucked" because it is definitely past-tense stuck. A am a grammarian by nature and want to push those rules around when I can.

Anywho . . . the tape.



Thank goodness the package packing people at BMFA are experienced knitters and would not endanger the precious life of soon-to-be-monkeys yarn.

Aaaaah. The tube.

And, the yarn. Safe and sound. I cannot say that about the taper who put all that tape on my package. Aargh.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


I have listed my first eBay item . . . not a heroic, admirable accomplishment; however, it is possible that it will help My Husband get some items out of the basement/garage/storage space. In addition, I found that I can knit and post at the same time as there is a bit of slowedness online.

I was commenting that I would like to get up and move around a bit so as I do not develop any chair sores (there has to be a medical condition like this, like bed sores?). My Husband, quick-to-whittedly shot back "not when you're on those ----in' Sock Lady Blogs, you can sit there, no problem" and "your --- don't get tired".

My Husband has a fowl mouth, now doesn't he? Grammatically incorrect as well.

Declared Rubberband War. Now.