I knew it was only a matter of time before my true potential was revealed and world domination would result. Today is that day.
I have been mentioned in The Washington Post! Squee!
The lovely D at The Dublin Knit Collective was contacted by a reporter from the paper who writes travel segments in repsonse to requests from readers. She was contacted by a family wanting to travel to Ireland and one of the party is a knitter.
D passed her query on to me and I gave some suggestions of where to go. Hey presto! I got a mention! WOOO!
Here's a link to the article online: Clicky. I'm mentioned right at the end of the article on page 2, and she also mentions the other blog I help out on, Irish Knitting. I can't tell you how happy I am!
I think it is in today's copy of the paper, although sadly I can't get a copy of it over here. I may email the journalist and see if I can buy a copy from her. I'd love to have it in print!
Of course, the best part of it all is Irish knitting gets a plug in the U.S. That's really what it's all about. I hope it spurs on further discussion of it!
In knitty news, the progress on Dad's second sock is shamefully slow. I think I've done about 4 rounds of the ribbing at the cuff. I'm so bad. I must motivate myself to get it done. I also wanted to knit this for A's teddy as another birthday present: Brother Bear Sweater (Ravlink) as she has the exact same bear, and also loves the Brother Bear movies. AND, I saw this and fell in love: Cartouche from the most recent Knitty. How did I miss this when it came out? I think it's fabulous. Although probably really hard. Why do I torment myself with really hard patterns, especially when I'm having knitty mojo issues? Maybe if I refuse to allow myself to cast on for it until I finish the Ethereal top. That might do it.
In random news, check this out!:
Yeah. Nothing like a vomiting chicken egg white separator to remind you where food comes from. I am TOTALLY buying this. Best kitchen gadget evah. Whoever came up with this idea must really hate chickens. Also, do chickens have ears? I didn't think so....
And finally, I leave you with this video of pure melty cuteness:
Six One News: Lambs herald arrival of spring - Video - RTÉ News Player
I hope it works for those of you outside Ireland, it's just too gorgeous not to share.
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