Thursday, November 6, 2008

Almost Finished Object

Phil's back from his business trip, but only for a quick pit-stop, I'm afraid. He's off to Paris for a week this Saturday, and I'm trying my best not to be bitter about not being able to make the trip with him this time. I find that knitting helps with the not-bitter, as do large quantities of red wine (though that doesn't help the knitting).

I almost finished the Snowball Hat! I've woven in my ends and everything, all it needs now is the pom pom. Now if you recall, I bought my pom pom kit in Japan, and for the life of me, I just couldn't figure out how it works. I must be pom pom challenged or something, I don't know. I Googled a few pom pom tutorials today, and I feel confident that this one by Clara Parkes should produce a satisfactory pom pom. I. Can. DO IT!

[Ugh, sorry about the crapiness of the photo. This is what happens when I try taking pictures of myself in the bathroom mirror :)]

I like how it turned out, I think. It looks a little, um.... lumpy? I'm wondering if that's due to my yarn selection or if most projects that are knit with yarn doubled turn out this way? Maybe I should block it? Gee, it'd probably help if I had a close-up of what I mean, eh? Riiiight...

Anyway, I wound up 2 skeins of Malabrigo worsted for this project, and there's plenty of yardage left in both cakes. I'm hoping there'll be enough for a pair of coordinating Fetchings. Then I'd have a complete set of winter accessories. That'd be great if these were made for the gift pile, but nay nay, they're for me. (It's all for me! Mouhahahahaha!!!).

Up next will be the Fleece Artist Thrum sock kit, me thinks. I'll wind up the cake after I finish up the pom pom later tonight, and maybe even swatch...

I'll end today's post by sharing an email I received from CD Baby, an online independent music source based in Portland, Oregon, last week. Remember I had mentioned a new artist I really liked a few posts back? Well, I went ahead and bought it online (talk to the hand, Phil!). This is their shipping confirmation:
Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Wednesday, October 29th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did. Your picture is on our wall as "Customer of the Year." We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sigh...
It's been a week, and I still get a good chuckle out of that email....

Happy Knitting Everyone!

9 comments:

kate-the-enabler said...

That is beyond cute (the hat, the email...YOU choose).
Makes me want to shop there too.
Happy pom-pomming...

AliP said...

Thats a wicked good email. I wish everyone was as happy to get business!
I like your hat a lot. Its very classic and timeless.
I ate Halloween choclate tonight. Feeling guilty.

Sereknitty said...

Love the hat! You'll be so stylin' with the matching fetching mitts.

Tiger balm said...

Very nice girl and nice post :-)

Amelah said...

Cute hat! The picture is not horrible!

Big Girl Feet said...

Great hat!!!And hilarious email- I'm gonna go check out their site...! :))

Edna said...

Love the hat! I tried cliking on the link for it in your previous post but it only shows a picture and not the pattern. :( I'd love to make one of these for a Christmas gift. The email is hillarious!!

jeloca said...

You look so cute in that photo! I'm loving the hat, but not as much as that email! I wish all companies were that...um...sarcastic? Humorous?

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That's quite the customer service!