I Got Mail!
From my Pgh Secret Pal! When I sorted my mail today I found an envelope addressed to me and opened it up to find this:
Here's the story about this pattern -- I've wanted to make something for my Evil Twin for awhile now, and hadn't found anything. ET works at a bank, and they have a very strict dress code, part of which is that she can't wear anything sleeveless. This is in South Florida. Sleeveless is the norm, and ET isn't a cover-up kinda gal, if you know what I mean. So I've been looking for a mini cardi, nothing fancy, and just enough to make her "legal". I was going to design one, but then saw the One Skein Wonder and it was perfect! Don't you just love it when you find the "perfect" pattern? And I love the idea of supporting a small designer. But it was a PayPal thing to buy it and I don't do PayPal, and it seemed like a royal pain to sign up for just this one purchase....Enter Secret Pal to the rescue! So, ET is getting three for Christmas -- Black, white, and camel. I'll do others for her on request.
That's the second sleeve. It's a bit curled up. And, at Open House tonight I saw Kelly from my Knitting Group, the bearer of the recipient of this very sweater! Turns out her step-daughter and Younger Son go to school together, and even know each other. How cool is that?
On the stinky smell. I carried the garbage from the back porch out to the garage, and next day the smell was gone. So it either was the garbage (which is kinda wierd, because standing right next to the bag and even holding it at arm's length while carrying it out to the garage I couldn't smell anything) or the neighbors upwind had a really serious case of flatulence.