11 August 2008

Socky Goodness

It's been a productive week :

My book proposal has been posted to America (culmination of 3 months' work - and of course, if I am offered a book deal, there's a good 10-12 months of solid work ahead!).

I finished my Jejune Jumper, and am wearing it so much I haven't got photos yet! I need to lengthen the sleeves a bit, though, so might get that done before taking photos...

I finished the first sock for Penny in Vienna, and am halfway through the leg of the second one :

BAD Dotter was naughty (as bad daughters are), and bought 2 more baby boy rats without asking - meet Pteppic and Rincewind (behind him) (more Terry Pratchett names). They are cute, it's true! She says it won't happen again. Do I believe her? Hmmmm....

We had snow yesterday! Nothing on what we're used to after living in Colorado, where they get serious f**k off snow - but there was actual white stuff on the ground for a little while, and floating through the air.

And this week? My youngest sister and her husband and little Ben (he of Sherwood Jumper fame) arrive back in Canberra tomorrow, to live here again for a few years! Huzzah! She scored a research position at the National Museum of Australia (she's a historian). And it's Hubby's birthday! Celebrations all round!

16 comments:

  1. Dotters are bad that way. We have had fish and frogs and hamsters that "followed me home, can I keep it?". I love the colors of the sock. It's so summery. I'd like to see the sweater.

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  2. Wow wow wow! Great news all round! (except for the new family additions. BAD Dotter!)

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  3. Love the sock - what fabulous summer icypole colours!
    Fingers corssed for the book (rats cute, names cute - Dotter naughty!)

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  4. Happy birthday Jejunehusband!

    Good luck with the book proposal - that would be so cool!!

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  5. Two more??? If this keeps up, you may never have to cook again. Not with an army of rats to do all the work.

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  6. Wah hoo! Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the music!

    Great sock.

    And if Dotter MUST bring home babies, thank God they are only baby rats. Baby humans are ever so much more complicated.

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  7. Thinking all good thoughts as your proposal wings it way to the US.

    At least the new addtions are rats and not, say, ponies, or rottweilers. And ever so cute!

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  8. Now all you need is a Maurice to educate them.

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  9. Congrats to Sis, and I know you will enjoy having your female sib back in your neck of the woods. Cute rat - almost looks like a mouse, not very ratty. Must be because it's just a pup. Congrats on posting book proposal and enjoy wearing new knitted sweater. Sock is looking quite marvy ...

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  10. I'm in love with the sock pattern and the yarn--both are amazing! and wish hubby a happy birthday. BTW you have been tagged, so be sure to check my blog!

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  11. great looking sock and so cool about the book proposal, the writing of the proposal im sure is the hardest part! and you know how jealous i am of your sister. not so much about the rats tho, tho those are good names at least.

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  12. Gorgeous sock, good luck with the book and SUCH cute ratties!! Even cuter names!!

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  13. AWESOME! Love the socks, exciting about the sister AND the rats are of course, awesome. :D

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  14. Have been away without computer access so couldn't comment earlier - I LOVE my sock, so happy with the way the pattern has worked out and very happy with the bright colour. Good luck with the book proposal and Happy Birthday to hubby!

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  15. and is Pteppic going to live in a wee ratty pyramid ?

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