Cookie threatened offered to guest blog and I know better than to say no to her:
I'm here to update on you what our Joan has been up. Yes, I know that
should be her job, but she doesn't have that kind of time. I think of
as being a facebook type issue. Either you're off having fun and
doing fabulous things or you're updating your facebook. Sort of
difficult to do both. Ya know?
We are less than two weeks from Easter and she still hasn't told you
what she's doing for Lent. Most people give something up for Lent,
but no. Not our Joan. She is eating a one single Twizzler a day.
Yes, every day during Lent. She loves them and I think it's a way for
her to see if she can do it or something. I don't know. I don't
always pay attention when we're on the phone. I do know they are
STRAWBERRY Twizzlers. I gather that's important. Because she has
lost 185 lbs,* I can see how a little taste of something she loves is
a lovely thing but also a test to see if she's going to slide down
that slippy slope or not.
Speaking of Lent/Easter, she's got TWO butter lambs in the house and
is threatening to buy a 3rd. No, she has no plans of eating any of
them. She's just torturing me because she knows I love the weird
seasonal foods that enter her home during the Lenten season. Still
waiting for that Polish seasonal pastry, btw.
She's doing well... Well, she's got a bit of Plague from one of the
little darlin's she looks after but she already sounds better. By the
time you read this, she may very well sound totally normal. Yeah,
I'll update you in comments. Don't worry. ;^)
Even though, they had a blizzard on Monday, Joan is still doing her
spring cleaning/sorting. For slightly complicated reasons, she has
sent me more yarn to knit up for her. So far, I've made 5.5 pairs of
socks and a pair of mitts. By the time you're reading this, it may
very well be a full 6 pairs. While I'm still happily knitting socks,
I do think some of the yarn would be happier/better suited to mitts.
Here's the list of patterns I like and think could work. I was going
to just email her the list, but why not share? (No, I'm not offering
to knit them all! I'm not that kind of crazy, thanks!)
Kujeillen <~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kujeillen This
one just showed up on my Friends' Feed on Ravelry and I kind of like
it. Not sure if I like it for mitts or if the cable should be socks,
but whatever. Free pattern!
Argylers Handwarmers <~
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/argylers-handwarmers It's a
pattern I bought a couple of weeks ago. I like it and think it would
be fun longer.
Zombie Vixen <~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zombie-vixen
Doesn't a lady married to a man who loves old school monsters need
something called Zombie Vixen? Free Pattern!
Galifrey <~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gallifrey If
you know what Galifrey is, don't talk about it here. She doesn't care
for that show. o.O Free pattern!
Hands of Blue <~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hands-of-blue
Sort of love this Free pattern.
Knotty Gloves <~ www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knotty-gloves Still
love a fingerless version of this Free pattern!
We won't talk about all the pay patterns that I have yet to buy.
Oh! and one more thing. They were having internet issues. Nothing
big. Just couldn't connect AND stay connected. No big deal. After
being mean to someone at headquarters, our Joan was tough on the cable
dude who came to the house to "fix" things. He had to check every
room with electricity or something. I don't know. Anyway, at one
point, he had to go look around the fiber studio. I gather he got an
eye full of fiber and fancy boxes. Upon his way out of the house,
after "fixing" the internet, he asked what was going on in that room
with all the boxes and fluffy stuff. Our Joan's answer?
* No, not really, but it sounds better than whatever the real number
is. Besides, once you get over the 100 lbs mark, I think a girl
should be allowed to round up a bit. It's not like she's lost 20 and
is calling it 44 while expecting no one to question the numbers.