Saturday, December 02, 2006

Weird or wonderful? You make the call.

The yarn company Berroco offers free knitting patterns on their website, and announces new additions via their e-mailed newsletter, the latest version of which landed in my inbox yesterday. They must be running out of good ideas, because here's what the featured pattern looks like:

Yes, it's a pillow into which you insert your feet. According to the newsletter, the designer was inspired by a similar item she saw for sale.

Aren't felted clogs, or even just wool socks, a little more practical? Just hope you don't have to make an emergency trip to the loo!
It's a bit anticlimactic, after losing a week's worth of stats, but I still thought this looked pretty cool yesterday morning:

We've nothing exciting planned for the weekend. Football, of course. We'll find out tonight whether WVU is #2 or #4 in the Big East. Fortunately for WVU their best players will be coming back next year. Unfortunately, the college football season is much less exciting than it was a couple weeks ago.

Yesterday the wind and rain conspired against me as far as walking outside goes. I tried, but only got a couple hundred yards down the road before I came back. I hopped on the treadmill for 35 minutes – a little more than two miles – and lifted weights. Then later I mopped the floors while the Roomba took care of the bedroom carpeting.

Thanks once again for your encouragement in the comments. J made the distinction between taking the rest of my life and giving me the rest of my life. Awesome!

I actually did print out and laminate yesterday's quote – four copies! It's now nagging inspiring me from the refrigerator, my office bulletin board, and mirrors in both the bedroom and bathroom. Winston Churchill is also remembered for saying, "
Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in." [He's often misquoted as saying, "Never, never, never, never give up."] You can listen to the speech from which the quote is taken here. Inspiring words, no matter what the situation.


Vickie said...

actually that pillow looks like it might be quite warm to tuck your toes in under the computer while typing. . .

FoggyJPinSF said...

I've heard the wrong version of the "never never" quote and it always seemed non-Churchillian. Thanks for clarifying that!

Anyway, the pillow is ... well. Absurd. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing.

But thanks for bringing a smile to my face!


Greta said...

That foot pillow is a hoot.

(Thanks for the Mozilla suggestion. When I downloaded Mozilla it then recommended downloading Firefox, so this is my Firefox attempt.)

Holly Burnham said...

This pillow won't happen for me, although I enjoyed the feeling of a good chuckle when I looked at the picture.