Friday, July 14, 2006


I'd like to direct your attention and traffic henceforth to my new blog, this is just to say.

Please update your links and feeds, as I will no longer be posting at this location.

The archives and patterns will stay here.

Again, the new link is:

this is just to say

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Spotted in the "Ask Marilyn" Column...

of Parade, Sunday, July 2nd:

"What number comes next in this sequence: 19, 15, 18, 18, 17, 18, 19, 16, 20, 19? Hint: After 720 numbers, the sequence repeats."

This one stumped the hell out of me this morning, til I gave up and finally read the answer. Then I went "WTF? I would *never* have gotten that!" I'll leave a comment with the answer in case you come to the same conclusion. :)

Anywho - things are great here in Natalie's world. The new job is - amazing? I seriously can't talk about it without bragging, it's that great. I get to spend thousands and thousands of other peoples' dollars - what could be better? Really, everyone is so friendly and the job itself seems to be really be clicking; I feel like it's a great fit and the feedback I'm getting tells me that the company does, too. It's looking really positive!

I've taken a break from hooking for awhile. The Crotchetville drama came during a slump, and the whole combination of situations left me turned off to crocheting for awhile. I haven't been back to the 'Ville in months now, and it feels good. Instead of trying to keep pushing crochet on myself, I gave up and started knitting. I'm surprised at how basically painless it was to learn; although I apparently taught myself combination knitting, which will make increasing and decreasing a little tricky. I'll worry about that when I come to it, though; I've whipped up a few dishcloths and am now working on making myself a panta - easy peasy!

Anywho, gotta go - the mask I have on my face has dried and I'm feeling a little stretched out. Time to shower!

Enjoy your holiday, all! [I know I will - I don't have to be back at work til Wednesday! Woo-hoo!]