women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Everything Old Is New Again

When trumpets were mellow
And every gal only had one fellow
No need to remember when
'Cause everything old is new again

Dancin' at church, Long Island jazzy parties
Waiter bring us some more Bacardi
We'll order now what they ordered then
'Cause everything old is new again

Don't throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again...

- Peter Allen

You may notice something missing over on the sidebar. It just got shorter.

(I know, it's hard to tell, when the darn thing goes all the way to Siberia - someone light a fire under DH - new website is mired in design phase - sigh)

This morning we bid a fond farewell to the Garden Variety Collection 2008. They were good patterns and we will miss them...sob...sob...sob...They have gone on to a better place (your queues)

I suggested to DH that we should have a ceremony of some kind to mark their demise. He looked at me like the yarn fumes had seriously eroded my brain cells. He was one small step away from picking up the phone and calling the men in the little white coats to come and haul his crazy old wife off to the funny farm, where she would tap another overlooked market sector and teach all the other inmates how to knit.

But you get attached to things, y'know? They're familiar. They're predictable. They're comforting.

They're what you know...

They're the project you can pick up without consulting the pattern and know where you are in them.

They're the husband, whose hollows and hard terrain are as well known to you as your own ample curves.

They're the favorite food you can't wait to fork into your mouth - the workhorse shoes that have seen better days - the face you see in the mirror every morning as you brush your teeth.

The old ideas you hang onto too long. ]

So today, only 3 months late, I bid farewell to 2008 and hello to 2009. The pattern for Pampas is speeding along and subscriptions to the 2009 series continue to trickle in - still waiting for the deluge - that'll probably come closer to April 25th - the deadline for pre-sale savings.

Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell your LYS, your knitting group, your blog readers, y
our son's third grade teacher, the milkman, the UPS delivery guy (but only if he's hot)...Let's make 2009's collection even better than last year's.

I'll do my part if you do yours...

OK, this concludes the shameless self promotion part of today's post.

One of you asked
why I never feature pictures of my designs being modeled.

That's why.

Self portraits leave much to be desired.

Nuff said...

BTW, the first person who decides to post these pics on Ravelry as an April Fool's joke, never gets another pattern as long as I live.

'Cause some things old aren't new again...



thaddeusrose said...

I LOVE this post! I'm quite sure my camera does NOT actually take a self portrait picture of ME... how could what it shows be ME :-)

Mary said...

I love the upper right picture of you! You look lovely Susan.

thaddeusrose said...

And I second what Mary said.

Ruth said...

i think you look pretty cute! And the scarf is delightful.

madonnaearth said...
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madonnaearth said...

I don't think self-portraits are a bad thing. For instance, I love your dimples. And it's nice to put a face with a name.

Plus, it's a little sad to go through our photo albums and find pictures of loved ones who are gone that we don't have an up-to-date pictures of. Some of them are pics that only go up to the 70's, when they lived through the 90's.