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Posted on Aug 29, 2008. 4 comments

I tend to eschew political punditry on this blog (except for my ever present disdain for Hummers), but I can't let this latest development pass without comment. The presidential race just got very interesting with the latest Vice Presidential pick. Either way this race will make history and I will be so proud to explain to my daughter why.
In less monumental news we arrived home safely from our trip to Palm Springs. I also now understand why areas had names such as "Rio del Sol" (River of the Sun) and "Agua Caliente" (Hot Water). The city planners did forget one essential area, "Condenado Caliente" (Damn Hot according to my pisspoor spanish).
If you've wondered who'd be crazy enough to buy wool in the desert, look no further.
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Stephanie (Sunnyknitter on ravelry) twisted my arm and forced me to visit The Ultimate Point where I was forced to purchase deeply discounted rowan. It was a real tragedy.
I also cast on for my burnt orange sweater.
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And since that wasn't enough excitement I opened up my etsy store, as an alternative place to purchase my patterns. History making, I tell you.

Comments

  • Posted by Christie on Aug 29, 2008

    It must have been deeply discounted…who even picks up or touches wool yarn in Palm Springs? Even thinking about it makes you sweat!

  • Posted by Joanm on Aug 30, 2008

    I have found that modern invention – air conditioning allows knitting in humid subtropics. I too buy from these climates. Thanks for stopping by, DH insists he is nearly back to normal, so I’ve given up nagging/

  • Posted by Carrie K on Sep 01, 2008

    I love that this presidential race will be be a historic first for us, one way or the other.
    I’m knitting with wool. It was 107 last week. Thank God for technological advances that will kill the climate for future generations. Sorry, Maya. 107 is too hot. I ran the a/c day and night.

  • Posted by La on Aug 29, 2008

    Might have been damned hot, but it was damned fun! So glad I had the chance to spend a few days with you and Her Lovely Highness!

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