Friday, November 09, 2007


My first knitted-sock-with-a-hole. Sigh. I guess I'll have to go get one of those egg thingies.

Beef: It's what's for dinner

A week or so ago I was cooking up some ground beef (with other stuff, of course, we don't eat it plain) and it turned out to be less-than-ideal. Having worked in a few different customer service-type jobs, I know how important it is for companies to get feedback. If something is wrong, they won't know unless you tell them. So I sent them a quick comment letting them know that while I liked their beef very much (and I still do), I had had a Below Average Experience.

The next day I got an e-mail from the president of the company thanking me for my comment, apologizing, and he said he wanted to replace the ground beef I had purchased. I fully expected to get a coupon for a free pound of ground beef in the mail. However, on Wednesday we came home to this:
An overnighted cooler with 6 pounds of ground beef, 2 filet mignons, a New York strip steak and a ribeye steak.


Dakota Organic, I am a very impressed, happy, and loyal customer.

Monday, November 05, 2007

First Lace

I finally got around to making my first lace project; not that I thought it would be too difficult, but I hadn't ever knit from a chart before (which turns out to be extremely simple) and therefore required more thought than usual. That and I've always got a list of twelve "very next" projects.



And finally, blocking:

I am very pleased with how it turned out. This is Whisper Scarf One in Cherry Tree Hill's Spanish Moss from The Loopy Ewe.