Friday, March 14, 2008

Well, at least it's handknit

Aren't these slippers beautiful? They were hand knit by a farmer's wife in Albania. Every year the community club (think PTA) at my daughter's school holds an auction to raise money for the school. I won these little beauties for just $8! Apparently I'm the only person there who appreciates knitting as a fine art. I'm thinking of having these framed and hanging them on the wall, they're so nice.

My own secret knitting project continues apace. Progress is being made, but this week has been kind of slow. Last night was a special reward dinner for my husband and several of his coworkers, plus their wives, at Ruth's Chris Steak House. It's hard to knit while you're stuffing your face. The food was good, but boy was it ever BIG. I had triple chocolate molten cake for dessert and I think I died and went to chocolate heaven. Yummmmmmm.


k1tchenwitch said...

*love* the slippers!! I'm glad someone there recognized their beauty. I'm plunging forward with my learn-to-knit plans. I think I'll spend the spring & summer trying to learn techniques, maybe check out a couple of books from the library, and then when fall comes, I'll be ready.

Triple chocolate molten cake?? Oh God, I'm drooling just thinking about it. . .

Maryanne Stahl said...

gorgeous slippers! if you frame them, take a pic of the result.

and the dinner--yum!

H.E.Eigler said...

So nice! They would be lovely framed. I think your heaven and my heaven are the same place....interesting :)

Arlene said...

these slippers are a beaut, sharon -- the pattern looks particularly difficult to do!

and woooohoooo! there's something almost orgasmic about triple chocolate molten cake -- which may be either sexual or the rupture of a huge zit. teehee.

congratulations the multiple acceptances/publications!!


p.s. it's so fab to see you back in 30:30! it's always a treat to read your poems.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks all! I'm still having dreams about that cake. Hopefully I'll have some knitting of my own to show soon.