Sunday, August 24, 2008

Something REALLY worth blogging about!

Hi there! Remember me? Oh, come on it's just been a little over a month... :)

I promised myself I would return to Chez Blog de Fluffy as soon as I finished the oft procrastinated oft mentioned "Mom's Vest" cause I figured surely that would only be a week or two at most. Um, not so much....and Mom's October birthday looms closer and closer!

Well, as you may have guessed by my absence, I haven't touched the thing in weeks! In my defense, it is the most poorly written pattern I've EVER encountered! It's so bad it makes me loathe working on it but I persevere cause the vest will be gorgeous when it's done and I know Mom will love it! Plus I still need y'all to help me pick out the buttons....please?

Besides the lack of vestitude, it's been a busy summer. As I've mentioned before I'm very active in a wonderful group on Ravelry, Sock Knitter's Anonymous.
We just celebrated our first birthday and we've spent lots of time and effort for a fabulous new Sockdown! schedule for the coming year that begins September 1. Come on down and join us, you'll have a blast!

So as you might guess, I've been knitting socks instead of vests :)
I have 2 real beauties to show you....next time, and a few secret designs that you'll see in the future....yeah, I'm a tease like that sometimes.

Now all that's the fluff, let's get to the one thing that brought me back to blogging (besides all my great, forgiving, blog buds!) because it's so amazingly special....and it involves P-Man for those in withdrawl....

Just have a gander at what I got in the mail yesterday.....


Are these not the cutest stitch markers EVER? Teenie P-Man stitch markers, SQUEEEEEE!! Four different teenie P-Man stitch markers! Just look how teenie.....


These were a gift from my generous and talented friend Cathy! I have no idea how she did these but I was so blown away, I burst into tears upon opening the package!

What makes it even more precious is Cathy's had a pretty crappy shake this last year due to some personal stuff yet thru it all she remains loving, kind, and sweet. I'm not sure I'd be quite so magnanimous in her shoes!

Thank you, my friend. Altho, I'm not worthy, I am eternally grateful for your friendship and your mad crafting skillz :)

If you like, you can say hello to Cathy on Rav here: CathyTWLK

Or visit her blog here: Tightly Wound Loosely Knit

I know she'd love to meet you!

ETA: These stitch markers were gifted by Cathy but actually made by
Knitted Kitty Creations who has an Etsy Shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5264370)

Now I'll try not to stay away so long cause like I said, I have some dishy socks to show you, the P-Man is demanding face time with his fans and I am seriously determined to finish Mom's freakin' lovely vest in the next two weeks!

For all our P-Man fans who have been missing the lil guy, I leave you with the original pic from my favorite stitch marker....I call it "Pumpkin hears a funny" :)


See ya soon!!!

25 comments:

WandaWoman said...

That's too bad about the vest pattern, but hopefully you'll get it finished soon.

twig said...

Oh how cute are those stitch markers!!!!!

I feel your pain on the vest. I've heard, and your mileage may vary, if you leave the vest next to a recliner (it really should be a recliner, but in a pinch an overstuffed non-reclining chair will work) with a glass of cabernet sauvignon and some havarti next to the chair, the knitting fairies will come and finish your project in the middle of the night.

I've never been able to verify this because I end up drinking the wine and eating the havarti. *sigh* Do let me know if it works for you.

Leslie said...

I hear you with the vest. I put my Mystery Jacket KAL into WIP Wrestling in the just completed Ravelympics. It gave me the motivation to get that sucker done (except for the weaving of the ends...)

Love the stitch markers and hearing from you. Come back soon :)

Musseblomman said...

Oh, what lovely stitch markers. So tiny pictures.. I like your blog and come to look now and then..
Elisabeth

Julie said...

What awesome stitch markers!!! Of course with a subject like the P-Man, they could be nothing but awesome.

dropstitchknitter said...

Those stitchmarkers are amazing! Good luck with the vest - I hate when patterns leave a lot to be desired.

KnitNana said...

I hope she's going to sell those markers? I've already PM'd her...
:)
They're DARLING! And the P-Man? hehehehehehe

Have MISSED YOU!
(((hugs)))

meezermeowmy said...

The only problem with those seriously cute stitch markers is that every row you're going to stop and drool over the cuteness! What knitting progress?!

Carole Knits said...

I've seen you on Ravelry but it's nicer to see you here. Those stitch markers are adorable!

elaines630 said...

OH! MY! GOODNESS! I LOVE those stitch markers!! How adorable! but how could they not be with such an adorable kitteh!

I am counting down to Sept 1st! I can't wait for SKA to start again - I even dyed some really pretty orange yarn for September - my first time dying and I love how it came out. I am going to post a pic on Ravelry in a little while - check it out!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Those stitch markers are beyond cute! Wook at the tiny, widdle P-man. How wonderfully thoughtful of your friend to make those for you.

Norma said...

What adorable stitch markers! Such a nice friend you have in Cathy. :)

Agnes said...

Is the little guy excited about his stitch markers? Don't let him get too excited ... those are so little ... don't let him swallow them!
I am so looking forward to the SKA new year!

Opal said...

Oh my. Those stitch markers are too wonderful for words.

Cookie said...

It was the summer the socks ate or something. I swear.

What wonderful markers! Such a clever idea.

So nice to see you back here.

xo

Cathy said...

I am TOTALLY choked up reading all the way too nice things you've said about me! You are truly the BEST when it comes to kind, generous, compassionate etc. etc. etc. This past year would have done me in if it weren't for wonderful friends such as yourself!

Has PMan been admiring himself while you knit, maybe swatting at the shiny little versions of himself?! lol I can just picture it now!

Enjoy Debi, I'll be over to check out the sock goodness you are involved in over on Ravelry!

(p.s. for all of your blog readers that like the markers, I sadly didn't make those - they were from Knitted Kitty Creations on Etsy - she's a sweetie and does great work!)

Rosi G. said...

those are the CUTEST li'l stitch markers!!!! WANT!

Lorette said...

Very cute stitch markers! Sorry about the lack of "vestitude". Here's hoping you get the vest mojo back now that summer is nearly over.

Constance said...

Awesome! I'll have to go and haunt the SKA forum.

It's always great to see you and Pumpkin on the blog, too, and I am delurking just to say that. ;-)

Dee said...

Very cute stitch markers.

The last photo --- precious!

Batty said...

Those are the most incredible stitch markers I've ever seen! They're unbelievable.

Carol said...

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!
Long time no speak! Stay stocked up, it's storm soup out there! The.Best.Gift.Ever. I love that P-Man o mine! er...yours :)

sulu-design said...

I'm not one to get super giddy over stitch markers, but as far as stitch markers go, those are the most fabulous ones I've seen. What a great gift!

Kimberly said...

Hi, sweetie!!! So sorry I haven't been around but I think we both know how life is sometimes. I don't get to play as often as I like. Who said this adult thing was fun?? ;-)) Anyway, welcome back yourself and I love the stitch markers-isn't Cathy wonderful?? Give the man a hug and until next time-tschüß!
Kimberly

Mychawd said...

Those are some precious stitch markers. I love hearing what Pman has to say.