Being relatively new to this blogging thing, I'm still learning some of the rules. Some are pretty obvious -- cite sources, don't identify people who don't want to be identified, don't be a jerk, and the like. (You know what I want to bring back? Calling people "turkey" -- for example, I could've just said, "...don't be a turkey, and the like." Can't seem to get it off the ground, though.)
Anyway, there's the whole "don't steal stuff from other people" rule. Pretty straightforward. I'm not gonna copy and paste someone else's blog post and call it my own. (That one always shocks me.) I'm not going to steal bandwidth; I learned all about that here. But the images rule always confuses me. If I make really clear that the image is from elsewhere and not my own, and I link the image to the site of the person/place/thing that the image came from, is that ok?
The reason I ask is because I just got the Yarn Market newsletter, and I wanted to show you this particular item, but then I got all nervous. So, instead of posting the picture, I ask that you go look at it and come back. Let me just say that that item is so crazy great, I'm tempted to spend the $90 on the yarn to make it. I won't. But I'm tempted.
I guess the good news is, if I had posted the picture of the item here, you might've blamed me for you shoving your computer screen and saying, "Get out!" at the sight of it. Now, at least there's a little distance between me and it. Bright side!
What I know for sure I can show you is the following. Look at what my brother, my SIL, and her 9 year-old niece got me for Christmas:
I'll give you a closer look. But first you must know that they hand-selected each of these fabrics, folded them all cute like that, and tied them up in ribbons to make these adorable little fat-quarter bundles (which I've taken to calling "bundules"). This was no hop-on-over-to-Purl-and-grab-the-pro's-bundles. Nope. They themselves are the pros here.
Marvel at their skills:
AAARRRGGGH. I died.
I am in awe. And I can't wait to start making things. THINGS!!
(Hey, should I make that little coat? No, right? That would be ridiculous. Huh. In fact, now that I think about it, I'd be a real turkey if I made a $90 coat for a baby.)