random thoughts of the day

* The new Rebecca finally arrived! A lot of the patterns look like slight adaptations of patterns that have appeared in previous Rebeccas, but oh well. I totally love the English version, though, because there is some funny English. Did you know that Rebecca is “The young Knitting magazine with the big pattern section”? It says so on the cover. And one section is called “The girls from the stables” and explains, “All your troubles vanish on the back of horse, which is why we spend every free minute with our darlings.”
* I just happened to be looking outside at the tree in our backyard when the little birdhouse that has been hanging there for several years fell off. I even heard it go thud. For some reason that made me laugh.
* Mount St. Helens blew! I heard it was kind of anticlimactic, though, just some steam and no ash or huge eruption. That’s probably good. I remember when it blew back in 1980. We all wore masks and tramped through inches of nasty ash, and contact lens wearers like me suffered from attacks of stabbing pain in the eyeballs (volcanic particles are pretty sharp).
* Wouldn’t it be cool if there were an Ott head lamp? I would wear one while knitting and crafting for sure.
* It’s October 1st, which means it is officially Halloween season! Time to get out the decorations.

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15 Responses to random thoughts of the day

  1. claudia says:

    An Ott head lamp!! I am so there with that.

  2. Becky says:

    “The girls from the stables”. Doesn’t that sound like a title to a [rather bizarre] romance novel?

  3. Kerstin says:

    I agree, a lot of the new Rebecca patterns seem re-hashed. But you can’t beat the fun photography. Though I’m getting tired of the “girls holding hands running through the meadow” shot. Did you catch the circus as a “family business with heart?” 🙂

  4. stinkerbell says:

    And people ask me why I find language so funny. How I am supposed to keep a straight face when my advisor says to me the translation of I look forward to our next delicious discussion? Rebecca one upped him.
    Used to live in Seattle and Hiked around Mt. St. Helens at least once a year. Driving around to get to trails the first time seeing tree strewn like toothpicks, tells you all about her power. I watched her blow steam on CNN though. And as I have many friends in the path, I say to the lady who I respect. Helen- lets keep it that way. Thanks 🙂
    Halloween season- forget the decorations… THE CANDY!!!!

  5. Anke says:

    We germans really are so funny! At least we try to learn another language and don’t rely on people from other countries to speak ours. That said – they really should ask a english native to do the translation.

  6. Amy says:

    I have to get that new Rebecca! It does amuse me when people make funny language mistakes, mostly because I manage to do the same thing quite frequently. Umm, yes I am a telephone number indeed. What a difference a wa makes.

  7. chris says:

    Ugh, decorations, don’t remind me. I have been avoiding the attic. Too much effort to put them up and then take them down, put the Christmas up, take it down. Maybe I will just leave them up year round.

  8. Silvia says:

    Yeah, the Rebecca English is mildly like the Asian merchandise with the nutty literal translations (Happiness dream make you my life friend…).
    Forget the Halloween decs, break out the candy!

  9. bethanie says:

    I know, I got out my decorations last night!

  10. raquel says:

    Thanks for the welcome to Oregon. 🙂 We are really loving our new hometown.

  11. MJ says:

    I haven’t read the captions (usu. look at the pictures) but I’ll go back and take a look. I love the loopiness of language translation!
    Are you making/baking anything fun for Halloween?

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