Friday, January 22, 2010

The Day Began With A . . beep . . beep . . . beep

 the darn carbon monoxide alarm began it’s beeping at 4:30 a.m. It was not a steady beeping 

we couldn’t decide whether or not it was a malfunction. 
Dialed 911 and the fire department was here in four minutes with their carbon monoxide detector. 
Luckily, none was detected and it was deemed the alarm malfunctioned. 
Here and gone in under ten minutes.  
If only I could have gotten back to sleep that quickly.

Bright side,
Baby Ripple is now in the bordering stage.
I could not get back to sleep.
  Nothing like quite time in the early morning hours to get some crocheting accomplished ! ! !
Photos tomorrow. 

After my morning nap, DH and I took a ride up to Columbia to the yarn shop.  After all, I’ve had that birthday gift certificate from Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe twenty-seven days. 
It was time to buy, buy, buy ! ! !

Hillcreek birthday gift

Left there a happy hooker
AND sock knitter.

Last comment of the day, especially for
This is the story of how I was lucky enough to receive a Roly Poly Beanie

RolyPoly Beanie

A couple of years ago the corporate offices of Roly Poly Wrapped Sandwich Shops decided a change in decor was needed. 
Well, DH and I liked the status quo 

so got on the Internet and left a note on their website stating my opinion.  This began a short exchange of emails with the two inventors/owners.
They responded to my email saying their customer-based poll revealed a desire to have a more up-scale decor.  No more bright, primary colors.  In came the muted greens and maroon.  The menu would remain the same, just the walls and menu board color would change. 
Well, guess we’d live with it but felt better for stating our opinion nonetheless. 
As a result of our corresponding they asked if I’d like one of the two remaining Roly Beanies they had used in a promo. 
Boy, would I.
That’s the story.

If you look real close you may even catch a glimpse of me.


  1. I've got that knitting and crocheting book about flowers. Good luck. Would really love to see how successful you are with them cos as yet I haven't really mastered the art of making something I could do anything with :-)
    Don't forget to pop over to our blog shop to have a chance of winning our Gift draw.
    A x

  2. Nice stash from the yarn shop!! Can't wait to see the baby ripple. Lucy at Attic 24 got me hooked on the love of ripples : )!!

  3. You are looking good! Enjoy your new yarns!

  4. Looks like you had fun on your shopping spree, too! How did you wait 27 days?! :o) I just bought that Toe Up book myself. It looks good but I haven't tried any of the patterns yet. I want to get some Addi needles, too, for lace knitting.

  5. It looks like you found some nice things! I love the story of how you got your hands on a roly poly figure, now that is some good customer service!

  6. Isn't it great that you can always get some crafting/knitting done if you can;t sleep?LOL! Thanks for sending postitive thoughts my way and for entering in my draw! Good luck!!

    Sandy xox

  7. Some lovely work, and I can't wait to see the ripple finished

  8. I hope everything goes OK tomorrow and pop by and let me know.

    And dont get wristache with that spare hour of crocheting


  9. Hi Gerry, thanks for popping by my blog. I know what you mean about carbon monoxide alarms; we holidayed in an RV in California two summers ago, no clue what we were doing and one night the cm alarm went off at bedtime. Quite scary but quickly sorted thankfully, with the help of most of the campsite!!


  10. Kate, a carbon monoxide alarm detects the deadly gases that may be caused from faulty gas heater/furnace vents or automobile exhaust.
    Not an alarm to be lightly dismissed as death can be the consequence. The firemen were here with their carbon monoxide meter checking several areas of the house and especially in the utility room where the gas furnace and water heater are located.


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