wow stephanie! the eggs are just spectacular. i had no idea you were a woman of such talent (well ok, actually, i suspected you might be multi-talented). i think you need to knit egg cozies now.
The eggs are beautiful! I've thought several times about doing some of those, but never just gotten down to it. I think the lower left is my favorite. VERY nice!
That picture makes me want to start yet another hobby! Great job!
Lovely, brilliant eggs
To match the lovely, brilliant
Woman who makes them.
They're great! Good luck on the interview from here in Maine - wish we could get it. I didn't know you should take down the decs now to avoid bad luck - we've been known to leave them up until easter:)!
Wow, I'm in the first 5? (Third, but someone may beat me out) The eggs are stunning! And all four survived. I'm going to see if we can get Newsworld -- we ARE fairly close to Canada, albeit not Toronto. It'll be worth trying, anyway. Happy Russian Christmas, Steph et famille, Happy Twelfth Night. We're taking down our Christmas today too. And both of my kitties (Evangeline and Lilliane) get treats, because they were both angelic and didn't raise havoc with the tree at all! (Color me astonished!)
I never thought I'd say this to you, but I love your eggs.
I guess I haven't followed the train of thought for the eggs. . .? What are you doing with them?
Just remember to speak slowly and take a second to think before you blurt out a response! Good grief, you're a pro by now.
beautiful - I assume that they are for keeping, right? as in they are hollow? no one would dare crack such pretty things here in my house.
Good luck on the interview - is it broadcast all over or just in Canada? We'll be cheering for you.
Here in Mexico " Los Reyes " ( The Kings ) is when children get their presents. The Kings bring them and not Santa.
All stores are open throughout the night and all of Mexico eats " Rosca de Reyes " ( Wreath of the Kings ) a slightly sweet yeast bread with dried fruit and a few tiny dolls backed in. Who ever finds a doll in their slice of bread has to prepare a Tamale party on Feb.2nd the day of Innocent Children....this year I had three slices.....three dolls !!!! And in three different houses too.....most people have this with traditional Mexican hot chocolate.......I prefer strong coffee....
Have a great " Reyes " , it officially marks the end of the Holiday season....for me a bitter-sweet day.......St. Valentine's full steam ahead ( at least in the stores here )....isn't that awful ?
The beautiful eggs gave me a friendly push in the right direction; spring and Easter on April 8th......Thanks !
Good luck, Stephanie! I'm sure you'll do fine! and your eggs are beautiful! I didn't know about the bad luck/tree thing, our tree went down yesterday so I guess we should be ok. Thank you for sharing the egg project with photos. Just beautiful!
I will be sure to catch that interview--gotta love the CBC! Nice Eggs (something just sounds wrong with saying that but anyway)! I've always wanted to try making them.
Wow...those are some purdy eggs. Very fancy. I'm sure you'll do very well with your interview. Good luck!
Stephanie those eggs are beautiful. How did you do those?
Nice eggssss..... But with the pine needles gone, what will you have for a back-up excuse in case of sheer panic?
I think most knitters have other - sometimes latent - crafty ...uhh, "crafting" talents!
About the interview (sorry I can't get it), just be yourself! I've done a few of these (as have you) and it helps to just pretend you're only speaking to the interviewer and then later, pour a glass of wine to forget you weren't!
The eggs are fantastic! Its also nice to know that other people celebrate Epiphany when so many people that I know think Christmas is over on Dec. 25. We celebrate with a cake baked with a bunch of things hidden in it (like a fish hook, a small anchor, a cross, etc...) that are symbols for Jesus.
Great eggs! I have done very basic eggs in the past, but nothing as complicated as yours.
Is the interview on the in AM or PM? Since I don't have a TV, it is important for me to know these things, so that I can make arrangements.
The eggs are beautiful and I decree that they give you dispensation from taking down the tree today.
The eggs are a tradition among many Eastern Europeans and Ukranians, etc. Many of us follow the old calendar for certain holidays. Yes, we celebrate twice. But Christmas is not until January 7. So, I figure you have a few days grace.
Oh, the eggs at Easter are deep red.
Those are awesome eggs! You really did a great job.
Break a leg at the interview (I know a lot of theatre folk; I know better than to say good luck). The eggs are spectacular. Do you decorate them for Epiphany? I knew about the taking down the decorations and the tree today thing. My Mom taught us that but I don't know the custom of egg decorating, other than Easter. P.S. I took down the tree yesterday because I didn't want to do it on Saturday. I'd rather go out. Sorry, Mom!
Wish I could see the interview. :-(
"Say arse, say arse, say arse..."
I got'cha covered, Rams.
1) Gorgeous eggs!
2) Re your interview: Break a leg. Wish I could see it.
3) I'll be a mere 150 miles from you while you're in Washington, at the end of the month. I'll be on vacation in Oregon during the same period. If I relocate, I'll have a better chance of meeting you. For some reason, the Northwest is more wool-oriented than LA.
Good Luck with the interview!!
The eggs turned out gorgeous!
Oh, your eggs are lovely!! And you'll do fine with your interview. :)
Those eggs are fabulous.
And maybe I'm weird but I always feel less nervous about live interviews. Something about the fact that they can't edit what I say to sound like I believe something I don't. But maybe the risk of that happening with knitting is pretty low :-) (I've only been on TV to talk about families and you know how twisted that debate can be.)
I have put a note in my calendar for tomorrow. I have set an alarm to go off 15 minutes before so I remember. If you get nervous, just think of all the friendly faces out their cheering you on, with our knitting in hand.
Great eggs! Does the CBC do webcasting? Love to see that interview...break a leg!
You'll be fabulous. Not to worry. Will you be wearing your lace shawl with the Kiri socks, per chance?
The eggs are just beautiful too. Do you make them each year?
Wow, no red pen needed here. The egg's look fantastic. mwahahah
The Feast of the Three Kings... Epiphany...Also my best friend's birthday! And today she is 40. I am heading to Cleveland to celebrate, of course. And taking a knitted gift!
I'm sure we'll be recovering from the celebrating tomorrow, but I'll be thinking of your interview. I know you'll be brilliant!
Beautiful eggs, Steph. :-)
Gorgeous eggs! Best wishes with the interview!
Setting a reminder for tomorrow's Newsworld appearance....
Yikes - didn't know getting the tree down was a must today....
The eggs are beyond gorgeous. I love the variety you've demonstrated on them.
Either of the usual interviewers will definitely put you at ease tomorrow morning. And you're going to be relaxed, and funny, and informative and witty, and personable and do a terrific pitch for the sport of knitting and the Knitters Without Borders fundraising!! And they will invite you back again!! And if you're nervous, just tell yourself that this is the excitement to perform crawling around in your innards.
Looking forward to seeing and cheering you tomorrow.
Oh, those are so lovely! And, I'm sure your interview will be fabulous too.
We're doing the tree thing today, too. Yuck. I hates it.
Nice eggs. (My children used to call my breasticles "eggs" when they were little, so there's a vague, dirty connotation here. Heh.)
Beautiful eggs! I tried to pick a favorite... but I can't!
Gorgeous. You'll do fine; just, I'm hoping someone else is helping tally the donations after your appearance!
Wow, those are some eggs! I don't really get what Epiphany is, but I'm a heathen...
Your eggs are beautiful! Wish your interview was airing in LA.
Beautiful! I have always liked watching someone do this.
I'm sure you will do fine with the interview.
And as far as the other book, you realize you are spoiling us. You just keep giving us these cool books.
Wow, the eggs are magnificent! Very nice job :)
And the interview will be fantastic I'm sure.
De-lurking to say: You make me mental! I can't make your Kitchener talk, which is just around the corner and I can't hear your interview since I don't have cable! Tease...
Love the eggs. My dad used to make those when I was a kid.
The eggs are gorgeous. Your designs with those colors are beautiful. Once again I am inspired by your creativity.
Best wishes for tomorrow. I am confident you will be wonderful. Remember, all of us will be sending you good vibes.
I bow to your egg artistry. Absolutely beautiful.
Those eggs are gorgeous. Bravo!
The eggs are very pretty, I'm just curious about their purpose. What are they for?
Beautiful eggs, Stephanie. Frantically removing Christmas from the house here too. Best wishes with the interview. It's all you, you know. Thanks for the giving opportunities!
Wow, the eggs came out amazing. I especially love the silver and blue one that looks with the red and yellow peacock tail-look. Though that's possibly because I'm partial to blue and silver:)
Wow those eggs are gorgeous! Non-traditional, definitely, but still gorgeous. You're making me want to drag out my pysanky supplies. :)
Thank You so much for the posting . I've been listening to the CBC all morning and just gave up hope of hearing you .I'll be glued to the radio again tomorrow morming. We put all the Christmas stuff away yesterday does that count for good luck too ? Those eggs are absolutely beautiful, and you STILL have four!! You certainly have the ""touch "" for them as well as knitting. What is around the light green one ? It looks like a tiny lace trim on there . Keep up the good work--fun I should say --and all the BEST for the brodcast You 'll be just fine as always.
Tree? What tree?
I should hope I could see/hear your interview tomorrow. After all, the kids' shows are all done in Canada, so why couldn't I get grownups' stuff from Canada also? (I know, I know, shut up, quit thinking such silly thoughts and get back to knitting the mohair.)
I'll bet your hair will be gorgeous since you'll be on the radio. ;)
The eggs are stunning, last thing you want is bad luck....clean clean clean...doin' that me self..much luck on the interview, wish we got that here in Arizona!
BEAUTIFUL! i'm so envious of your many many talents!
.....and the book cover, not so bad.
I love the eggs, Steph, and I will surely tune in tomorrow to see the Live Harlotting that will occur.
I take it tomorrow will be a bra day then?
Beautiful eggs! I can't believe the detail. I know my hand would shake, so how did you work around that? Was it a "it's done" as soon as you touched the paint to it, or could you do it over? Good luck at the CBC!
Good luck with the interview. The eggs are gorgeous - you are a woman of many artistic talents.
Hey Steph! My mom reads your blog all the time so that's on how I found yours. I'm a teenager and u might not belive it but we do have stuff in common. My name is also Stephanie and I am a knitter. I'v been knitting since I was 11 and I'm almost 15(I'll be 15 on the 20th) Knitting is a big part of my life cuz in 2006 4 of my family members died(2 of em in 1 week) and knitting has really helped me. I cant type too much here so if u want to u can e-mail me. U probly do see my e-mail adress but if u dont well idk what 2 say becides go onto www.myspace.com/laughfromspace and e-mail me there.
Those eggs turned out so beautiful!
Amazing eggs! Can't manage to pick a favorite, they're all gorgeous. Thanks for showing us the process and the final little jewels. Thanks for reminding me I've gotta take down my Christmas wreath today, too. Whew. That was close.
And I *have* to join Presbytera, I know it's Rams' schtick, but the impulse is well-nigh irresistible, and my resistance is low anyway due to the cold, so - "Say arse, say arse, say arse..."! And break a leg. [g]
(P.S. to Presbetra at 11:25 -- and you a priest's wife. Where did you pick up such language? Come sit with me.)
Live?!!! Just don't say "Oh, crap!"
Don't say "Oh, crap!"
Don't say "Oh, crap!"
Don't say "Oh, crap!"
(see you at Madrona) :)
Again....nice eggs....beautiful eggs...say arse...say crap....very beautiful eggs....
here is a good trick to look good on camera--
let there be air
between your back and chair..
it works, (use pillow or prop if needed to stop yourself from leaning back into the chair.)
the rest is easy.. just talk!
Beauuuutiful Beauuuutiful just Beauuuutiful. That must take a very steady hand.
Break a leg on CBC. I love CBC. We can't get it here too much interference in the mountains. When we get close to the border we always turn on and tune in. Wish I could listen tomorrow.....
Again, Beauuuuuutiful eggs.
LOL Rams and Presbetra
Nice job on the eggs.
Break a dpn tomorrow.
the eggs look lovely! i especially like the robin's egg-blue one in the back. nice work! good luck with the CBC thing. i'm sure they'll all be nice as pie to you! :)
WOW - all I can say is WOW - gorgeous, beautiful, amazing - WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those eggs are stunning. Color me stunned.
Break a leg Stephanie! You will be fantastic on CBC. I'll be watching you for sure and cheering you on with my needles.
Danielle in Ottawa
The eggs turned out so beautifully! Did you blow out the insides first, or are they hard-boiled? And do you then save them for a pretty display? (I guess not, if the insides are still inside....)
You'll do great on the interview - you always do. Is there a way to listen to it via the internet, somehow?
The eggs are great. Happy Epiphany!
You will do great tomorrow!
Eggsactly what I would have excepted from a woman such a yourself! Perfection
Wow cool eggs girl!! I am not sure I understood what you will do with them, but they are mighty nice. This reminds me of the ever occurring situation at the health supermarket: cashier always says: "have you checked your eggs today?" and I always think, MY EGGS, how do I check them? what could be wrong, should I count how many I have left and what's it to you anyway? what a BOLD question.... until I realized she means the ones in the carton on the belt, duh, EVERY time... I hate going shopping ;)
You're a GOOD EGG, Stephanie!!! Here's hoping you hard boil them tomorrow at the CBC!!
The eggs are lovely. And good luck with your interview!
Can you tape the interview and show it on your blog?? Is that even possible? Those of us living south of beautiful Canada (USA-but I bet you knew that duh!!) won't get to see you. I also don't get knitty but told my husband we are upgrading our satilite package when your show is finally broadcast. He understood.
You may want to let people know that your interview will air in Eastern Time, since it's live on Newsworld. Most Canadians know to adjust if they live in different time zones when watching Newsworld but just in case.
A faithful CBC employee
Gorgeous eggs Steph. Happy Epiphany. Good luck tomorrow on your interview. I'm sure it will be fine!
Am I crazy, or wasn't the 12th day of Christmas *yesterday*:
Dec 25=1 (partridge in pear tree)
Dec 26=2 (turtle doves)
Dec 27=3 (french hens)
Dec 28=4 (calling birds)
Dec 29=5 (gooooold rings)
Dec 30=6 (order a little shaky from here - geese a-laying)
Dec 31=7 (swans a-swimming)
Jan 1=8 (maids a-milking)
Jan 2=9 (ladies dancing)
Jan 3=10 (lords a-leaping)
Jan 4=11 (pipers piping)
Jan 5=12 (drummers drumming)
What am I doing wrong??? I should go look this up in Wikipedia or something.
Gorgeous eggs! Good work! Happy epiphany!
Never mind. I should look these things up first. Days don't count. It's at night, as in the night of the 25th. So last night was the last one. Now I know.
Fantastic eggs! But...did you tell us why you're doing eggs in January? You've implied it's part of a tradition, but what tradition at this time of year, as opposed to Easter time?
Those eggs are amazingly gorgeous.
Good luck with the interview tomorrow! And maybe to help you with your nerves - just think, our politicians (whose intelligence is questionable) do it on a regular basis. There's no reason why you can't. After all, knitters will rule the world! And part of that means being able to control the media. You'll do fine.
Your eggs are beautiful. Whomever receieves them will be thrilled.
good luck do not say 'crap' it always sounds the loudest word .live tv is frightening but believe me you will soon become an expert.you will be great.eggs are amazing never seen anything like it in the uk
good luck do not say 'crap' it always sounds the loudest word .live tv is frightening but believe me you will soon become an expert.you will be great.eggs are amazing never seen anything like it in the uk
Well, as long as the CBC lets you say 'arse' as many times as you want and doesn't mind if you compare knitters and yarn to junkies and smack I think you'll be just fine.
And perhaps one of your computer-y/tech-y type in Canada will post the interview on YouTube?
I need to get our tree down, or at least get the decorations packed. Thanks for the reminder!
Those eggs are absolutely beautiful. I stand in awe.
You're eggs are stunning! I haven't made any of those in well over a decade and never that gorgeous.
I said 'crap' live on the radio when I was 16 (won a contest, prize was tickets to a movie premiere but the family vacation conflicted) and the sound of it still rings through my brain from time to time.
It's only five minutes, by the time they've introduced you to non-knitters it will be down to four. I couldn't do it, I'd be stuck with my head down the toilet all night. You've done it before without disgracing yourself or being forced to surrender your passport and I'm sure you'll do it again. Treat yourself to something small and expensive afterwards (silk maybe?)
My Christmas trees are down, the baubles packed and your eggs are lovely.
Is that CBC radio or CBC tv?
Beautiful eggs! Since they take (most people) a while, around here we start about now.
Speaking of Ukrainian traditions, around here the people would think they were being rude to the Ukrainians if they didn't keep all the deco's blazing until Ukrainian New Years (Jan.14)! Of course, our town is at least half Ukrainian descent.
Yes, YouTube! Someone, please?!
We got some of our Christmas decorations down today, but not all of them. Personally, I'd rather leave them up & use the time to knit, but I don't think my husband will let me get away with that...
Best of luck on the interview!
Those eggs are looking fab-u-lous! I have always thought it would be fun to teach people at church here how to do them for easter. Maybe this year will be the year I get around to remembering it in time to actually do it.
I wish I could have seen the interview, but I am sure you did fabulous as well :)
I went to the place Harlot had mentioned, browsed through tomorrow's radio listings, and ended up downloading some sort of free Windows Media Viewer thingy. I don't know if I will get it to work in time, but it's an option I will try.
How I'll do all this while I'm in church at the same time remains a mystery.
The eggs look beautiful!!!
As for making time for oneself, I make an appointment every week where I am the sole attendee. This way I have blocked off time every week for me.
Good luck on your tv appearance!!
Eggs are beautiful. My grandmother made them when I was little, keeping the old traditions. Sadly, I never saw her actually making them - just remember, barely, staring at hers and being forbidden to touch! Thanks for bringing back a good memory with your lovely work.
Yes! We don't take things down until Epiphany too! Now that those tardy wise men have arrived, the Christmas tree can go.
Gorgeous eggs! We will be watching and rooting for you tomorrow!
Nice Legs (oops! EGGS)
Got my tree down.
Glad to hear I didn't miss you. I'll try not to sleep in tomorrow!
I don't get it. What's with the eggs? Is it some kind of traditional symbolic Christmas thing? I skimmed the comments for clues and all I've come up with is that it's a Ukrainian tradition. Excuse my holiday naivete as I am a misguided heathen.
Now you're on overtime! The eggs are gorgeous, any chance translating them to knitting?
How about Candy canes for Easter too?
Break a leg at the CBC. Glad to hear you will spread the word. And remember if you feel queasy -- it's for MSF/TSF! Be proud!!
Thanks again for initiating such a terrific idea.
I'm thoroughly impressed. AND there are still 4!
Holy cow, those eggs are gorgeous!
The eggs are absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
Pretty eggs, you did a great job on them.
Break a leg! But not really.
Love the eggs! The incredible nonedible egg. :)
When I was in grade school I had a friend who's mom used to do traditional Russian egg decorating, as you have, with wax. She had a whole case of them. Yours came out great. I particularly like the blue flowers.
The eggs turned out beautifully! I didn't realize they would have texture as well as color. :)
Is that 10:45 - 11:15 AM or PM?
OMG! Those eggs are so incredibly beautiful! You are an amazing woman.
I am so glad the interview was moved - I forgot to look for it today. I will definitely watch tomorrow.
Look at that total! Well done Knitters!!
Wow, those eggs are... wow! I'm very impressed. Good luck on your interview, I know you'll do great.
the eggs are gorgeous!
as they say in the theatre - Break a Leg tmw :-)
Hey, I saw you on the television, and your hair looked just like Sarah Jessica Parker's.
Awesome interview, Stephanie!
WOOHOO!! Just saw you on Newsworld, YOU ROCKED!
Great job Stephanie, I hope the tally keeps rising!!
Post Newsworld... You looked calm, cool, and in control. You came across so well, aside from a little glare on the glasses. You were well-spoken and to the point, and your knitting looked fantastic. (Not that I had expected different from you!) Is it the yoga bag, re-done? Well done, our very own Harlot.
Go Harlot--just saw you on CBC and you were great--can't wait to see what this will produce in terms of donations -- saw the totals and bust with joy--and we're not finished yet because I haven't received my confirmation email--YEEHAW--even my husband who teases me about "the knitting cult" is mightily impressed with the results--topic of great discussions at the dinner table over the hols--GO HARLOT GO (the knitters are right behind you)!!
YOu ddn't looked scared at all on the CBC, smiling and knitting , You were fantastic ! How did they keep the other knitters at Lettuce Knit sooooo quiet hahaha Thank You again for all your efforts
Great eggs! I especially love the light green and blue motif
I even get CBC here in the PNW, so I'm looking for your interview now. I'm all ready for Madrona. I, being local, know of a few veggie (and vegan) restaurants in the area. I'll likely be posting them on FT.
Great Job on the CBC!
We're all proud of you!
WOW - you knit FAST - I am truly amazed.
Your hair looked great!
Just saw you on tv and taped it so that the knitting group can watch it on Tuesday.
You were great!! You speak so well, and the interviewer didn't interrupt very much which was also great and unusual. I enjoyed it and also enjoyed watching you knit. You are fast!! Your colour choices were great and it was fun to see knitters at Lettuce Knit behind you. Great show. I will now send feedback to CBC.
Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario
You were awesome! I'm certain that more donations will be pouring in!
After far too many minutes of CBC Sunday, I clued in that you were on Newsworld and found the station with 2 minutes to spare.
You were great!! Pity the girl interviewing you didn't do enough research to realize that, in fact, almost all knitters can talk AND knit at the same time. We are a talented bunch.
The interview was great - what was that you were working on?
Verrrrry coooool eggs! I have always want to learn how to do that. You have a steady hand. No wonder your knitting is excellent. May I send you a dozen next year? Will mark 'Fragile' on the box for good measure!
The eggs are simply gorgeous! Such a wonderful craft. Did you learn it from a relative or friend?
Just watched my tape -- well done! Your hair looked fab and my word, you knit fast. I was watching your hands and it's hypnotic. Hope MSF is in touch soon to thank you for your efforts.
There was a segment on Coronation Street earlier in the hour and I grafted a toe while sitting, so it was time well spent.
Those eggs are divine. I covet them. The one on the upper right looks eerily similar to my grandmother's bedroom wallpaper. Seafoam green background, turquoise daisy-like flowers, and white lacy ribbony pattern overall. Funny how well I remember that!
I also adore the one on the lower left.
Is there any talent you do NOT have?
It's nice to know that places besides South Louisiana celebrate Twelfth Night. Down here, we don't simply end one holiday season on Twelfth Night, we kick off another one -- Mardi Gras.
Your blog was the first blog I read on my birthday today -- I'm 46! To Angelika in Mexico, I get to have a King Cake on my birthday every year if I want (but sometimes I want red velvet cake).
Lovely eggs, Stephanie. No ... make that "magnificent" eggs. Ab. Fab. Great photo. It's almost like getting a birthday card from you!
P.S. -- For those of you with Xmas-season birthdays: what did the Three Wise Men say to the Baby Jesus?
"Ok .. now remember, this is for Christmas AND your birthday..."
Dear Yarn Harlot,
I just saw you on CBC and I wanted to congratulate you on your wonderful story about the knitter's and why you got involved in raising so much money for Doctor's Without Boarder's.
I was so impressed with how you were able to knit while you answered all the questions with such poise & confidence.
I just received a copy of your book Knitting Rules from my daughter Kate for Christmas and now I am going to attempt to knit my first pair of socks. I am enjoying the book and quite enjoyed your thoughts on page 145.
Congratulations again on all your sucess as a writer,knitter,& fund-raiser. Well done indeed.
Just caught you on CBC. Great job! One question: Does Lettuce Knit employ people to sit in the store and knit 24-7, or do they rely on volunteers?
I know I'm late but you'll do marvelously. The eggs are absolutely stunning. You have talent abounding.
does the CBC do podcats or make their broadcasts available online, like NPR does? would love to hear your interview. eggs look beautiful!
The eggs are gorgeous! I've been looking everywhere to find an ornament to commemorate the first Christmas together as a married couple.. you may have inspired me to create our own. I love that art inspires art, knitting, eggs or otherwise. :)
the eggs are breathtaking. beautiful work!!
and good luck with the interview... you will be fabulous.
Stephanie - Re: CBC Interview. You're so much younger than I thought! You presented yourself - and your knitting beautifully and gave a nice natural interview. And I'm so intrigued by the way the needle is anchored under your right arm.
Good knitting, great comments, good language(!), good hair!
Well done on the CBC. $270 000+! Wow!
We done good!
I think it's ironic that many people who saw your segment will be impressed by the way you knitted and answered questions at the same time, not knowing that if your knitting had been taken away you would probably have been less relaxed and able to answer.
And that question about why knitters? Good answer!
Great job on the eggs! You did really well!:) :0
good lord. My Christmas tree is still up. It's Sunday. I'm Jewish, though (strange, I know). If I call it a Channukah bush, will I avoid bad luck you think?
A further quick thought.... Could we have the Dec. 19 total on the TSF area just so we can see the overall recent level of progress, please?
It is good to have other things to occupy your time! I cut a chunk out of my thumb (couldn't stitch it/had to cauterize it) and have not been able to knit for a month. So, I haven't been knitting . . . instead of eggs though I'm in the middle of reupholstering a chair.
I love the eggs. I love doing the eggs. I need to teach my kids some of these things.
Good job on getting the halls undecked. We did too and everything is put away . . . well until we find that one thing that we have missed!
In the Greek and Eastern Orthodox churches, Epiphany is the feast day of the baptism of Christ by John the Baptist. The three persons of God are evident in the voice of God the father, the physical body of God the Son, and God the spirit, all present at once during this baptism and is considered a very special holiday. There is no mention of three kings or wise men visiting anyone on January 6. January 7 is the feast day of John the Baptist. Now my tree can come down too.
Who are those people who have the energy to remove decorations and throw the poor Christmas tree to the curb on December 26?
I always miss everything!!! I missed your interview...twice! Grr. Anyhow, yer eggs are awesome. Ever been to the huge egg in Edmonton (or aroundthereabouts)? I've always wanted to go and see all of Canada's big things like the egg, the nickel, the apple (saw that one) etc. etc.
Um... Wow! You could soooo be the egg harlot if you wanted to be. Amazing colors, patterns and everything. Just, wow!
steph the eggs are awesome. good luck with the interview! hugs!
Yowza them's some nice eggs. They are spectacular! So if you are late for Christmas and not early for Easter, are they to trim the tree? Hope the interview went well and the hair behaved itself (but not TOO much)!
I had the TV on and I did see the Coronation Street portion but there was no Yarn Harlot. Did they change the show in Edmonton and delete you out? I was so disappointed that I didn't get to see you and hope I will in the future.
I don't have a knitting blog, however, I feel I must warn fellow knitters about the dangers of DPNs (size 4) and also find out if anyone else has suffered the ignomy that I have suffered in the last week.
After Christmas my boyfriend and his mother were hopping in the car to go for a walk and I slid over into the backseat, and OUCH! I sat up, and hanging out of my left a** cheek was my knitting needle from my sock project. Luckily, my boyfriend is a doctor, so he was able to yank it out (it was in about an 1.25") and stop the bleeding. He had to go to the ER anyways that day so he picked up some gauze and tools to clean the hole with. But more importantly, who stabs themselves with a frickin knitting needle!!! Needless to say, I walked with a bit of a limp the next few days.
Now, just last night, I was showing a friend my room and, I swear, a DPN leapt out at me, off the bed, and embedded itself in my lower calf, about 1.75" this time. I'm not kidding, somehow I did the impossible twice!!! This time it hurt even more. My friend called my boyfriend and talked us through the removal of the offending probe. Luckily I don't knit with bamboo.
If there is anyone out there who may have had a similar experience, it would cheer my spirits. And I thought, Stephanie, you, of all people, would enjoy this story. Especially the part where I'm lying on my boyfriend's bed, in my underwear, as he cleans out the wound with his mother looking over his shoulder...
I am not going to knit again until I devise some way to blunt my DPNs, maybe with corks, or erasers. I'm also considering making the switch to circulars...
Thanks for letting me share my cautionary tale.
You look damned cute on that tee-vee.
What? 154 comments and no-one has uploaded the interview to YouTube yet?
I didn't even search the comments for a link, I just headed over there, blithely thinking that a force which can raise $150K in fifteen minutes, would surely have magicked a news report onto YouTube by now.
C'mon we must have some Canadian techo-knitter who happens to have a TV-card, a You-Tube account and was recording TV at precisely the right moment, in the crowd...non?