So, Laurie of Crazy Aunt Purl is one of my favorite knitbloggers. Her most recent post discusses women and the need for a large purse. While I have some very cute small purses, I usually carry a Vera tote or my Namaste bag - both capable of holding lots of stuff. A quick look into my "purse" today shows my wallet, sunglasses, a ponytail holder, my camera, half a Mr. Goodbar, 3 types of chapstick/lipgloss, tissues, scissors, a crochet hook, nail clippers, keys, cellphone, mini Moleskine notebook, a half done baby hat, spare dpns, tic tacs, pink ipod, lotion, measuring tape, library book and a movie to return to Blockbuster. And well, lets just say this is a good week - it's been much worse. Also, the family I nanny for is on vacation this week - if they were here I'd probaby also have wet wipes, a security blanket and a juice cup.
In the comments on the post, many women left stories of odd things they keep in their purse. One day, a few years ago, I was having lunch at a Chinese restaurant with my old boss, Rhonda. Rhonda had ordered hot tea, and was lamenting that there was no spoon - obviously they thought she wouldn't need to add sugar. Well, as luck would have it, I had a spoon in my purse. I don't know how, or why, but there it was. Sometimes, being a bag lady comes in handy.
I haven't any knitting related progress to share since last night. I got about 15 rounds in on my chickami, and realized my guage has changed since the swatch. So, I need to rip back and go up a needle size so I can actually wear the top.
I joined a sock kit swap over on livejournal, and I am so excited. We get matched with our sock partners soon! I've never done a swap/secret pal thing before. I have some very fun ideas for little goodies to send with my kit.
I saw today that KnitPicks has some new needles in - the expanded their line of the 16 in. classic circs. I'm hoping they get a 16 in. cable for the options set - I'd love to have that. I've been thinking about picking up some of their dpns. I like that they have them in a 6 inch size - I'd like to try metal needles for my socks, but the Susan Bates ones are the only ones readily available here and they are just too long for me - I like 5 or 6 inch sock needles. I usually use bamboo, since I won a lot of them on ebay a while back. Has anyone used the KnitPicks dpns?
Well, this bag lady is going to get to the ripping - hopefully I can make up for the progress on my Chickami tonight while babysitting.