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!
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It's a bit anticlimactic, after losing a week's worth of stats, but I still thought this looked pretty cool yesterday morning:

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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.

4 comments:

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!

-J

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.