Saturday, October 27, 2007

on vacation, and a small game

Bet you already guessed that. Sorry for the unexplained absence; last week was a bit, er... busy. And then we left for vacation.

I'm writing from Salome HQ to let you know that:

a) I'm still alive;
b) I'm sorry for just disappearing;
c) Out of the four knitting projects I brought on vacation, three are socks; and
d) San Francisco still rocks. And Menlo Park is the new Jersey City.

We are hanging out with the Salome crew this weekend and will be in Yosemite next week, and then it will be back to the standard fare of blogging, knitting, whining, etc. I also promise actual knitting content, including a really belated Free Pattern Friday that I had intended to post during Socktober, but somehow the month just slipped away (I know it's not over yet, but I won't be able to post it from the road).

So here's the game (bugheart and les are sadly ineligible for this game): If you're the first person to correctly guess why last week was so crazy, and why October got away from me so quickly, you will win a lovely ball of sock yarn. Leave your guesses in the comments... I have no idea when I'll have internet access again to verify the guesses, but rest assured the sock yarn will be shipped promptly to the winner.

See you in a week!


  1. Were you busy with Socktober-related sock knitting?

  2. Did work spiral out of control, so that you ended up doing too many hours there?

  3. you are german and there is so much beer to drink in october? is it breast cancer awareness month related?

  4. Something related to the fires in California?

  5. oooo, this is fun!

  6. Midterms interfering with work interfering with knitting got you bogged down?

  7. End of the fiscal year? (ours is Sept. 30th, but I know things do tend to get crazy).
    Overextended Halloween preparations?
    Umm... I think that's the best I can come up with.

  8. You probly got bogged down with work... and before you knew it it was the end of october and nothing you wanted to get done in October got done except work... maybe the socktoberfest socks but that's about it... and then, you had to pack for your trip last minute!

    I hope you enjoy your trip!

  9. wish i was
    in san fran
    with you.

    hee hee
    i know
    i know
    but i am
    not telling...
    well maybe
    a hint
    for some
    sock yarn!

  10. you're writing a book and have just met with a prospective publisher. Please let this be true, for so many reasons, least of which is that I love sock yarn. :-)

  11. Halloween costume issues? ...nuff said.


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