Bleh. What a tough week. Its that time of year when spring is in the air, the sun shines a little brighter, the chill is gone, and I have no time to go outside and enjoy it. Or do much blogging apparently and I really miss it. Everyday I’ve wanted to come a share my little triumphs with you and everyday the overpowering need for sleep won out.
So I’ve been storing up my small Jenn-wins-at-life moments and here they are, along with a free download code for Trickery (because why not!).
I managed to go to a department store and buy the vacuum cleaner I desperately needed. The old vacuum cleaner had sucked up approximately 14 tons of cat hair and then died a slow lingering death. Poor thing. After the disastrous attempt at buying a personal computer, I was pretty reluctant to buy another major appliance. I had lost what little confidence I had in my consumer decision making abilities. Even so I really needed a vacuum cleaner. So I did what any other self-respecting woman in her 40’s would do: I asked my mommy what vacuum cleaner to buy.
Its a Bissel Powerforce Helix like it and it turned out to be far cheaper than I expected; only $48. So when It dies from sucking up massive amounts of cat hair I won’t mind much at all. At that price, vacuum cleaners are practically disposable. (And mom turned out to be smarter than me again.)
On a side note, the makers-of-cat-hair like the vacuum cleaner box.
I also overcame my extreme reluctance and bought another computer. I know. I’m proud of me too.
But not too proud. I haven’t actually plugged it in or turned it on or anything. I’m saving that for when I actually get a day off. But I did unpack it from the box. That’s when I found out the computer came with a new keyboard and mouse. I didn’t actually need those things but hey, another little win.
On a side note the makers-of-cat-hair like this box too.
Even with all this stressful shopping, I’ve been knitting along on my latest brain storm of an idea.
I do like it so very much. I’m not sure that its a crowd pleaser but its a me pleaser and that’s enough. My hands itch to knit on this shawl. And when I get it done, I’ll publish the pattern and I’ll have a code right here that my wonderful readers can use for a free download.
But that is a way off. I have to finish the darn thing before I can publish a pattern. Reality is so frustrating like that. But in the mean time…
If you haven’t already grabbed a copy of Trickery, then I have a download code for ya. I’m currently knitting up another version of that wrap for a local yarn store. Here is how its looking so far:
And here is a finished-up version. That should give you a better idea of what it will look like.
Interested? I figured you might be.
Step One: Go to the pattern page for Trickery on Ravelry
Step Two: Click the “buy it now” link
Step Three: In the pop-up window that appears, click the “use coupon code” link
Step Four: Enter this code: VictoryIsMine
And be sure to do that before March 11th, 5pm central US time (aka 48 hours from the time of this post).
Hope that give you a little victory-is-mine moment. We should all have them.
On a side note, the makers-of-cat-hair like the Trickery too.
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
48 Comments on "Let’s celebrate my little triumphs with a free download code for you"
I enjoy your creativity. I brought home 2 boxes today for my 2 cats-they got right in!
I’ve seen a video of someone drawing a circle and a square on their floor and the cats got
in those too! Yea for the weirdness of cats.
I’ve seen that video! lol Cat logic is nothing like human logic. We will never fully understand them.
Glad you are on a roll. That’s always enjoyable. Wish I had the imagination it takes to create an interesting pattern that can be used to create an item to wear. Unfortunately, I lack in this department. But that’s why I have you. Right? Thanks for all your hard work and generosity for the patterns you share.
You have me, so true. I’m glad to be around, to be useful. And you are most welcome hun!
Thanks so MUCH! That is such a cool pattern! Very generous of you. Want some more makers-of-cat-hair? Got some here in Thailand for you!
Just the idea of a Trickery walking around in Thailand makes me smile like a fool. And thank-you for the so generous offer but I’ll pass. Two kitties is enough, almost more, than I can handle. Any more cats and I’d loose the upper hand around here.
Hi Jenn! Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I’ve been getting the posts for a while now, but I can honestly say this one has been the most fun yet! Your down-to-earth-iness is always appreciated: you’ve outdone yourself with this one. And many thanks, BTW, for the ‘triumphs’ pattern. Ver generous, gratefully received. Cheers from my stash to yours…
You are very welcome! Hope you enjoy that pattern. Knitting it always makes me feel so clever.
And what you call down-to-earth others might call whimsical whining. But not you. Love you for that! lol
I’m liking the new shawl. I like the colors. I like the shape. I really like the very interesting transition bit.
Oh! Congrats on the new vacuum. I use mine to keep the cats out of the kitchen when I’m deep in a new concoction. Just the threat of the machine keeps them out of the room. Scary stuff vacuums.
Cats do fear the vacuum. Me? I’ve been known to do a few minutes of weaponized vacuuming just to clear the room of cats. We have to use every tool in our arsenal against the devious furry ones.
I love that shawl. Wish I could knit faster.