Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This will make you smile!

Here's Kiki with her shawl.

Using a drop spindle, she spun the roving into lace weight wool. Then added a few pattern repeats of my "Mary" to knit this beautiful shawl.


and another....Kiki 2

Kiki was my partner in yarn/fiber shopping this past year. We hit Maryland Sheep & Wool, the Fall Fiber Festival in Montpelier and Stitches East. She's now looking for her first easy Fair Isle sweater pattern. Anyone have a suggestion?

Two Sock Update

"Ms J" finished her heel directions for the Two Toe Up Socks on Magic Loop and I tested for her last night. Pattern worked out great! See.....heel

I didn't knit the foot long enough though. It's a bit snug. So I'll rip it out later today, add a few rows and reknit the heel. But boy was it EASY!

I'm RICH!!!!!!!!

So I open my email this morning and look at the news I received:

From: Peter Wallace, Esq. (For Trustees)
Managing Partner (Herbert & Wallace)
London - United Kingdom.

Notification of Bequest

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Gerhard
Wilhelm, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned
undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address
on the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Engr. Gerhard Wilhelm made you a
beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Five Million One Hundred
Thousand Dollars (USD$5,100.000.00) to you in the codicil and last testament
to his WILL.

This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.
Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the
past or simply you were referred to him by one of his numerous friends
abroad who wished you good. Engr. Gerhard Wilhelm until his death was a
former managing director and pioneer staff of a giant construction company.
He was a very generous individual who loved to give out. His great
philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his lifetime. Engr. Gerhard
Wilhelm died on the 9th day of September 2006 at the age of 92 years, and
his WILL is now ready for execution. According to him this money is to help
the poor and the needy.

Please if I reach you, as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon
as possible to enable me conclude my job.

I look forward to your prompt response.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Wallace, Esq.

Now I don't remember meeting Gerhard, but that's not to say we never crossed paths. And I was a bit confused because he considered me "poor and needy", but what the hay, for all that dough I'll be poor, needy and even destitute.

But alas...I was checking the
Guild's emails, not mine....sigh...I guess I'm not rich at all....but good news for the Guild!! I'll contact the members and let them know right away....

Least you worry, dear readers, the email has been marked as spam and deleted, but it was fun to imagine all that money!