Wednesday, September 28, 2005

For a Good Time...

Vicki at Knitorious said that in the bathroom at her LYS someone had written
For a good time call 1-877-SOS-KNIT.
I called yesterday afternoon... and spent a great deal of time snickering at my desk. Heh heh... That woman is a genius. A genius, I say!
Who needs the Butterball helpline during the holidays? It's not the turkey I'm worried about at Christmas, it's whether or not I've managed to knit all the gifts. (Besides, I think I might already know the secret of the turkey - It's all in the rub and the basting. Do both liberally.)
I will be asking friends and family alike to call this helpline so that they understand what is going on with me from the beginning of October to December 25 (and perhaps, after that as well).
For more of a good time, please visit our new site for Stitch and Bitch in HRM. (Martha - I've got to talk to you about this! Don't let me forget.)
Moe and I thought it would be a great way to advertise for SnB groups in the area, to organize our gatherings, and perhaps to inform others of exciting things in the yarn world. 'cause we all know that yarn is exciting, right? Right.
Last topic for discussion, does anyone know a good way to cure insomnia? I haven't been able to get to sleep at night lately. I think it is the lack of cycling this last couple of weeks. I've had a few courses to go to and other things going on (like buckets of rain falling from the sky) and today is the first day since, um, last Thursday that I've biked to work. I think I just need to start reading in bed again. That usually helps. Maybe a cup of Chamomile tea.
Uncle K? My bike is still messed up. Do you think if I put the grip shift on 7 and then tightened the cable that I would be doing the right thing? It's very loose, so when I shift it up to 1, it's only moving the chain to the 4th, uh, thingy-dingy. What the heck is that called - a sprocket?


  1. Good cures for insomnia: exercise (but not too soon before bed), no caffeine after noon, knitting, don't eat late at night, especially sweet things.

    Better cures for insomnia: hot toddies and benedryl.

    Hope you get to sleep soon.

  2. Hahaha -- I still have to call and listen to the rest of the hotline options!

    I hope you get to sleep soon, too, and wish I had some advice.

  3. Anonymous3:54 p.m.

    ...just got off the phone...HA - I saw the SOS-KNIT earlier on yarnharlot's (I think) blog, and thought it was a joke. I have projects in my head for x-mas and don't even have the yarn yet, for cripes sake. I think this year the knitted gifts will be at a minimum.

    As for the insomnia, I'm with anmiryam. I found this on the internet:
    "Products such as Benadryl, which contains diphenhydramine, induce a high level of sedation that...can be exacerbated by even a small amount of alcohol"..."You may normally be used to drinking maybe one or two glasses of wine, for instance, and feeling just fine, but if you are taking an antihistamine, it could make some people feel almost three times as drowsy"

    There you go:
    diphenhydramine + merlot = one sleepy Steph. Just remember to put down your knitting first, or you could lose an eye.

  4. Oh boy- look at all of these people telling you to medicate and drink!

    I was just going to suggest exercise during the day... that usually gets me tired enough to sleep.

    Good luck, insomnia is THE WORST.

  5. I went through a spell of not being able to sleep and my dr. thought that I had gotten out of my sleep pattern so he gave me a very light sleeping med. (Sonata, about a weeks worth) and I took one and went to bed at 11:00pm every night for a week. It worked and I got back into the swing of being able to sleep. I guess it was my version of the benedryl which works for my husband as does Simply Sleep. Good luck. Jane