I suppose it was time for a smackdown. It was Wednesday, after all.
I had a deposition yesterday; the deponent was a young Chinese woman. I was marveling at her excellent English and marveling at my excellent steno and my even better hearing and understanding of her (excellent) English, because, you know, I am such hot shit. All throughout the depo, she talked about a restaurant at a shopping center, and the entity or store adjacent to the restaurant was The Futon Bed.
Makes sense, right? Everything is good. I'm such hot shit! I am! I am!
Then the attorney asked a question about the ATM. Still nothing out of the ordinary. The witness responded about the ATM at The Futon Bed, which I assumed was a store at the shopping center. Could happen.
Then what the f*ck was the attorney talking about next?
The Fulton Bank.
All those times she said (or rather, I heard) "Futon Bed," she was really saying, "Fulton Bank."
Apparently I'm not such hot shit after all.
No, not the book, although that is interesting, too. My name is in it -- you see?
Anyway, that is 7 inches (wide) of pure cashmere. Can you think of anything that would feel better than 7 inches of pure cashmere?
Okay. But other than that?
I am using Paula's "Corrugater" scarf pattern for this manly scarf. Manly, yes, but I like it too....... (Who is too young to know what I'm referring to there? Step up and raise your hand. You might win a prize.)
I am enjoying the knitting of this verra-verra much, even in the brutally hot temperatures we've been having lately. Yesterday I had some down time. I went into Bruegger's, which has delicious sandwiches (I highly recommend the Western Wheat, Available-All-Day, Breakfast Sandwich) and exceptionally virile air conditioning (some people were complaining it was cold and putting on sweaters! wimps!), and I ate my sandwich and soaked up some of that air conditioning and knitted on cashmere for an hour or so. This one thing might actually make me into a knitter once again. Imagine that.
Speaking of scarves, are you knitting or crocheting on your red scarf? The mailing can begin any time now. We need to send a few right away so Doug doesn't worry too much that, with the excitement of the Red Scarf Fund, we've all forgotten about knitting scarves. I assured him we haven't, and that once the weather cools down a bit, we'll be knitting even more. :)
Doug reports that the Red Scarf Fund is at $4315 from over 200 donors! Way.to.go, friends!!! That is just wonderful. I feel so good about it, I'm going to give away some stitch markers. Right now.
Melissa, please send some or your sweet little stitch markers to:
Well. That felt good. And then there is the lingering memory of knitting on that wonderful cashmere.....
I feel so good, I think I'll keep on giving. How about if I have Kay send her lovely pile o' books and yarn to......drum roll, please.......
Rose, aka Madame Purl.
Ahh, now, that felt nice.
But WAIT! Don't go! I'm not done yet!
How about we have Margene give her Suri Alpaca Laceweight to the recently delurked Pamela M. See? Delurking has its advantages.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you again to all the donors!
Now, go have a good Thursday, and don't forget to knit or crochet red scarves and send them to the OFA starting next week, through the month of October.
If I'm not too tired tonight, I'll draw some more prizes for tomorrow. If I am too tired, I'll do it first thing Tuesday morning, following the Labor Day weekend. Stay tuned. Custom-knit socks could be in the offing. You never know.