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  • Can’t wait to see the finished product. Is there anyway to clone Olive? I’m in need of a new snuggly, lap sized, well-behaved around knitting, low shedding DOG!

  • Olive is so darn cute I could just snuggle her photo! Oh, and nice blanket!

  • I couldn’t stop laughing at Damn You Autocorrect so I sent it to all kids. I used to text somewhat like that before I got an Iphone because I was so bad. My son once asked if I was mad at him because I couldn’t get out of ALL CAPS.

  • Damn You Autocorrect is the best thing since schmear on a bagel!
    My go to for hard to buy for 1 to 100 year olds: magazine subscriptions. If you’re over 100 you’re over the magazine I figure.

  • Love the Olive photo and cannot wait to see the blanket! Finally doing Jared Floods scarf actually in silk garden and finally understand why everyone loves it so much.

  • Wow. That is some photo. It is like a giant pink cabled sausage casing.

  • oh, i’m crying!!! i have to share this with everyone i know. how funny. thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  • Having now clicked on all your links and guffawed away, I am back to the presents-for-boys subject. Argh! I just bought some very exciting pjs and underwear, but now I’m stumped. I might finish some socks I’ve been knitting for him since the summer: not fun, not a surprise, not a computer game!
    Duct tape is always good, I suppose…

  • Oh, Olive! You make me say, “Awwwwww!” : )

  • Also, just came back from “Damn You, Autocorrect!” Oh. My. God. I literally laughed until I cried. Such fun! THANK YOU! (I meant to do all caps, BTW.)

  • My caption: Worst case of First Sock Syndrome EVER!

  • My submission for Roger Ebert’s photo: “Once again, Rowan proves that no design is too silly nor too unflattering to be featured in their knitting magazine.”

  • I can’t think of a clever caption for Roger Ebert’s photo… I can’t explain why but it kinda grosses me out.
    The other picture however, SO SO cute! Love that little Olive!

  • Caption: A bit of refreshment before she starts on the socks….

  • Auto correct is the funniest thing since Catalog Living. Check out that blog for a chuckle a day.

  • I can’t think of a good caption, but I laughed at “Flashdance: the Director’s Cut”!

  • Thanks for the super cute photo of Olive. What a pin-up girl.

  • Crikey! That autocorrect is laugh-until-it’s-just- a-wheezy-sound funny!

  • so funny I laughed so hard for the first time today–thanks

  • I haven’t laughed that hard in ages. Thank you!

  • I’m particularly captivated by the “w–k on the beach”. I wonder if that’s a real autocorrect….
    Olive , as usual you steal the scene.

  • Are there any movies that a 12 year old boy would like? How about that one about Lou Gherig, “Pride of the Yankees” with Gary Cooper?
    As an aside, I think Lou lived in New Rochelle, and that the house is still standing (don’t know if people occupy it, or if it’s a kind of museum).
    The latest Olive pic is great (just want to cuddle with her!). The knitting is intriguing. Can’t wait to see it whenever it is completed.

  • Or maybe some general baseball movies, as “Pride” has a sad ending. A few years back, Yogi Berra came out with a book of “Yogi-isms”. The description of it sounded pretty funny. I don’t know the name of it (and would like to if anyone knows it), but it could maybe fit part of the bill.

  • My submission for the caption: Damn! I guess I read that pattern wrong!

  • regarding the 12 year old boy, i have a 13 year old nephew that is impossible to buy for. if said boy has any guitar interest – we found a thing like a craft punch that makes guitar picks out of anything. so awesome. if you care you can probably track it down, or drop me a note and i’ll give you the info. so. great.

  • Olive is a cutie pie. Pink sweater thing is wierd. Could you repost “Puff Daddy” Instructions? I have a Sad – Linky no worky.
    Happy Holidays!

  • olive is a dear

  • The auto correct site is hilarious. Yup, Irish chlamydia rings are special all right…

  • Admission time: I am actually knitting that very sweater from the caption photo (or I will be once I’m through with the Festives). One of the guys at work a) feels the cold and b) discovered that very photo just before his birthday last year – in a rush I made him a mini version on a Barbie doll, but it doesn’t look much like the real thing, as you can see here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/deejayemm/fullbodysweater-miniature-version.Anyways, I promised him The Real Thing for his birthday in early February, so I’d better get started soon – I’m just not too sure mauve is his colour, though. Intrepid Googlers can find a second version in yellow (those pix were originally part of an ad campaign for a German fabric conditioner)
    @rebecca – Could you please please pretty please post details of the guitar pick craft puncher? I have a 15 year-old guitar playing son sheds picks where’er he goes, so a mchine that magics replacements would be absolutely fab. If you’re interested in the music he makes, you can grab an earful at http://www.myspace.com/theboxhh
    Wishing everyone a serene peaceful fourth advent weekend!

  • Olive! And a question about the Noro blanket – is it Silk Garden or Kureyon?
    Als,any tips on how you take care of it – I haven’t owned anything that large that is handknit and (I’m guessing) not machine washable?

  • OMG the Auto Correct site just sucked 30 minutes of my life. I had tears streaming down my face.

  • OMG – I’m not sure whether to hate you for advertising damnyouautocorrect, or thank you … I have laughed so hard and shared it with my family, but also have spent so much time there … time I really don’t have. I need to be knitting so I don’t end up handing over a partially done gift with the needles and remaining yarn still attached…
    Well, maybe one more page first … 😉

  • Kay, I’m so relieved I’m not the only middle-aged woman finding that web site so hilarious. It literally makes me laugh out loud. Which then makes me worry that I have the mind of an eighth-grade boy… But I have since decided that the thing that makes it really funny is that the hilarious mistakes are automatically generated by a machine clueless about the implications of what it’s doing. Maybe that sounds sufficiently intellectual? Hm… or not.

  • Kay, that site is HILARIOUS!!

  • Olive. Olive. Olive.

  • My coworker thought I was having a complete meltdown with the tears running down my face.
    No meltdown, just Damn you AutoCorrect. It’s a mascara wrecker.

  • debby – the guitar pick thing is:
    It’s pretty hefty in person. The website cracks me up too.:)

  • @ rebecca – thank you!

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  • I adore Noro Silk Garden…the cowl I made from it practically lives on my neck at this time of year. Doesn’t matter if it matches anything…it keeps that part WARM!

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