Okay, problem number one. My stupid, frickin keyboard has apparently gone on strike. It will let me capitalize only "certain" letters. I'm sure those letters have been complaining about being used far more than the others. It ain't my fault, I didn't make up the stupid language ABOUt A DOZEN EXCLAMATION POINTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HERE.
yeah, it won't let me utilize the exclamation point AND you know how I love my exclamation points. I can't even make a happy face, or a sad one for that matter. Here in a bit I'm going to "power down" and see if that remedies the problem. A good cleaning probably wouldn't hurt either. The other day I dumped it over and enough crumbs fell out to make a loaf of bread. Hey, this is my eating/knitting/watching tv/work station FIVE EXCLAMATION POINTS.
that is a problem, but it isn't tHE problem I came to talk with you about today. I have a serious problem. I probably need a serious intervention. I can't really say I'm in denial. I AM really getting concerned about my knitting. Although I don't really think it is my fault. Well, you see........hmmm, where to begin. I've spoken about this before. Actually I thought it was kind of funny but it is getting way beyond funny. The whole issue is KALs.
I think I MAy be a KAL addict. Maybe, not definitely, the jury is still out on this one. Okay, I'll come clean. KALs just seem to fall in my lap, or jump on my screen. I will be just happily reading along and out of no where jumps another KAL. Now, one of the main culprits of these is Moni. She is the designer for Secret of Chrysopolis, one of the most gorgeous patterns I have ever seen. Well, she decided to do another KAL that starts after the first of the year - the Secret of Bad Nauheim. I find out today she is starting yet another KAL - the Fisherman's Wife. So here's how it plays out. I have had to build a spreadsheet so I can keep up with all the KALs I am either taking part in or getting ready to take part in. This is the list so far:
Mystery Stole 3 -- completed in August 07
Secret of the Stole -- Working on Clue 6 - I'm up to date on this one
Secret of Chrysopolis -- Working on Clue 2/Clue 7 has been released
Mystic Waters -- Working on Clue 3 - I'm up to date on this one
Spring Shawl Surprice -- to start Jan 08 - Swatch to be released Nov 15, 07
Secret of Bad Nauheim -- to start First of 08
Fisherman's Wife -- to start First of 08
Muir -- On going but starting November 15, 07 - I haven't even swatched yet.
I've finally come to the conclusion that yes, I am a KAL addict. I love knitting lace AND I love the mystery of what it is going to look like. I love being part of a world wide movement. We do have plans of taking over the world you know SIX EXCLAMAtION POINtS.
My other knitting is just going to have to understand. It is just who I am. And by golly, if they can't deal with it well, you know what I say? FROG It MULiPLE EXCLAMAtION POINtS.
I hereby vow, I will spread the word to all those far and wide, North, South, East and West. I will be a voice for all KALs I come across and do solemnly swear to make every attempt to proselytize thus making KAL converts every where my blog can be read. Amen and Amen.