When the Room's a Rockin'...

You knit a rug! And no, it's not what you think, N. T and I use a humidifier throughout the year to keep the air moist as well as for a noise blocker. The gentle hum of the humidifier is nice to fall asleep to but when your downstairs neighbours hear it too, well, it's not so good. I've resorted to putting a folded up towel underneath to absorb the sound and vibration, which has proven quite effective (as our neighbours have told us) but aesthetically, not so pleasing. I considered buying a small rug for Humi (we name all of our humidifiers, and yes, we've gone through many of them) but when I was flipping through the copy of Mason Dixon Knitting that I requested from the library, I saw it--the log cabin rug--the answers to all of my problems (ok, problem, and it's not even really a problem). Anyway, I have started my very first log cabin, out of white yarn of unknown fiber that was in my stash. So far, so good. I'll post a picture when I'm done.

The Knit and Crochet event at the Mall of America was as good as I had hoped. I spent a total of two hours at the mall, which is an hour and a half longer than I can usually endure. I got tons of free stuff (bags of yarn, Lion Brand knitting bag, crochet hooks and bamboo needles!) and a nice lady named Georgia taught me how to crochet. I still need lots of practice but I can already tell that I prefer knitting. I spent the whole two hours wishing that you were with me. I even stood in line twice at one kiosk to get freebies for you! I also ducked into a certain nice smelling store to pick up some stuff for you that I know you like. I felt like such a wienie wishing for my friend the whole time....sniff, sniff.

Any how, hope that you are doing alright. Hope to hear from you soon.