These pages are full of what makes Penny Penny. Lots of crafts, rants, and fan girling.

The question is...

Friday night Mike and I went to WalMart to get groceries. We got there at about 8:30/9 pm, and by the time we started actually grocery shopping, we were getting kind of giddy and silly from being kind of tired. (We have to check out the Electronics and Crafts sections before we do the "serious" shopping.) We got to the fresh fruit and vegetables section, which is the last place we hit before checking out. I was looking for green onions, I think, and I saw rhubarb! I love rhubarb! I started squealing with joy! Mike was down the aisle looking for peas, and he looked at me quizzically. I beelined for the produce bags (they're never where you need them) and headed back for my prize. Mike walked over and saw what I was picking up.

"What are we going to use that in?" At the same time an elderly couple walked up beside us.

I answered Mike, "The question is, what aren't we going to use in."

The older lady, now standing next to me, said "Well, that's an interesting thought." I smiled at her.

We walked off, and her husband asked, "What's rhubarb?"

Some people are so uninformed.

In knitting news...I picked up some Caron acrylic yarn because I could not resist the colors. I think it's the prettiest vareigated yarn I've ever seen. After playing around with crocheting it a bit, I started making myself some fingerless mittens. I've started making up little samples of knitting, swatches and finishing small projects so that I could give the people in my knitting class an idea of what's out there, and the different kinds of things you can make with yarn. I need to start making posters soon for advertising before and during registration.

Oh, you wanna see my silk purse?

I bought some grey shell buttons and some plain black cotton to line it.

I think it turned out pretty well. I used the pattern from Hip to Knit by Judith Swartz (modified, of course) and one skein Plymouth Turino. I think it's my new favorite purse.

Coolness by virtue of color

Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?