7 random things and **Plucky Classics Spoiler**
I was recently tagged for 7 random things by Skinny Bitch Knits - and though I have posted some random things before, it's been awhile - so forgive me if I am being repetitive.
1. I swallow gum - bubble gum. I just chew it up and the slippery texture makes me want to swallow it - so I do it without one thought about it being in my tummy for 7 years. BTW, you will not blow bubbles out of your bottom either - wives tale.
2. I have a cat that I told my husband I found by the side of the road in a batch of kittens which thankfully my co-workers adopted - actually - I found him in a box in the lunchroom, with the rest of his posse. But my co-workers did adopt his siblings... (I did tell my husband the truth later the night I brought him home, I have no endurance for lies)
3. I drive too fast and get scored every morning from two other early bird co-workers on how I fast, yet technical, I pull in to the lot - I have even bowed on occasion. I work with law-enforcement, which is probably lucky for me. (I come in at 6:30 am - no people are wandering in the lot yet.)
4. I grew up a tomboy - all the way - didn't wear a skirt until highschool. I am glad my youngest daughter appears to be headed on the same path - mostly because I don't understand drama queens - like my oldest daughter:)
5. I became a Weight Watchers life time member in 1996. Lost the 25 pounds I gained in college and totally swear by the program. I usually do my own WW bootcamp around my birthday each year to stick close to my goal weight. Once you can know what you are eating, you start to think in terms of "points" - really helps to keep you mindful.
6. If I am not good at something, I tend to want to quit. I don't think I am a poor sport - more like a perfectionist when it comes to doing things. Wish I could project some of these to keeping my house organized...any ideas?
7. I have hitchhiker's thumbs. How's that for random?
Now for the sock club news...I got my Plucky Classics installment - Captain Wentworth - based on a character from Jane Austen's Persuasion. I need to get to the library. I love that the premise is literary - because I love to read (though not always worthy literature) - having just started my 21st book of the year, 31 more to meet my 52 book goal for the year.
I think the second picture may be a more accurate representation of the colorway - but what you can't tell from the photos is how soft it is - omg, the softest yarn ever. It would be so cozy for a cowl close to your face. But which one??
Look at this new pattern for a fingering weight Renaissance Palm cowl - gratis from The Plucky Knitter - pretty!