Monday, November 05, 2007

home! and a big hint

It's good to be home. HWWLLB and I had a wonderful trip to the West Coast, where we did artsy-fun things in San Francisco and outdoorsy-fun things in Yosemite and Sequoia, as well as visiting with some wonderful friends that we don't see often enough. I will post some pictures and reflections about the trip over the next week or two. I can't say enough about how beautiful Yosemite is in the fall. It was my first time there, and I'm so glad that I got to see it for the first time in October.

I have always loved the fall, but October is by far my favorite month. I love the colors, the first crisp mornings of fall, the new crop of veggies in the garden, and of course Socktoberfest. But HWWLLB and I have a new reason to celebrate in October. This is your big hint about what happened this month, since none of you guessed the right answer to last week's post... if you can guess what happened on October 20th, you'll get this:

100 g of Lana Grossa Meilenweit Fantasy, one of my most favorite machine-washable, durable self-striping sock yarns, in great fall colors. Click here to see how it knits up.

And now the big hint: a big promise.

Everyone's guesses from last week were so great. It definitely had nothing to do with work or school, or with Halloween, though I love the image that IrishGirl conjured, of being so immersed in a Halloween costume that all else fell by the wayside. It wasn't knitting-related, though I would love to go to Rhinebeck next year! No unexpected visitors, or meetings with publishers (though that sounds really cool - thanks Danielle!), but I think my favorite guess was Stacie's: overindulgence in Oktoberfest due to Germanic ancestry. I think I may try that next year!

Good luck guessing...


  1. sounds
    like a
    wonderful trip.
    not fair
    i can't guess
    but i heart
    all your hints.
    grub and i
    were in nyc
    we noticed
    a lot of people
    from the future
    taking our photos...
    tell hhwllb
    that we are
    on to them now
    to his
    helpful insight!

  2. Hmm... are you going to be celebrating an anniversary in October from now on? :)

  3. well.. I have been sneakily reading your blog for a while now and have yet to figure out what HWWLLB stands for. I gather significant other though I have yet to determine if you've been married or not so I guess a big promise means perhaps some one popped a question of life changing proportions on your trip? If so: Congratulations! And I'm glad you had a great trip. A friend of mine just moved to San Francisco so to hear that it is a nice place makes me feel much better :).

  4. Did you and HWWLLB get hitched? If so, congratulations! And as I was trying to figure out the meaning of hwwllb I will also take a guess at that...

    He Who Wears LL Bean?

  5. You got married! btw, HWWLLB = He Who Wears L.L. Bean, right, ms. pea??
    After Knit and Tonic Wendy's spouse who is HWWV or something like that (He Who Wears Versace, etc).

    p.s. the verifcation word was IWWCHL

    I Who Wear Chloe??? what-ev-ah...

  6. all right, y'all are on to me. He Who Wears L.L. Bean and i had a little wedding ceremony on the 20th. yay for love! yay for sock yarn!

  7. Yay! Congratulations!! :)

  8. A huge congratulations to you both!!!! :)

  9. Congratulations that is wonderful news!

  10. Yay! Congrats! I was going to guess that last week, but I thought I'd be way off base (I don't know why i thought this, but there it is.)
    Welcome to the October anniversary club! :)

  11. I was going to guess that you got engaged. Congratulations!


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