Friday, June 10, 2011

600 Followers, a Tip, and a Laugh!

WOO HOO!  600 followers!  That just blows me away!  Welcome to all of you who are new.  Feel free to click over on the tabs at the right to read some old posts that might interest you.  And a special welcome to Shez- follower number 600!  Thank you all for your kind words over the years, and for checking in from time to time to see what I've posted.  I wish I could meet you all in person!

Now for the tip.  I'm sure most of you will roll your eyes and sigh- you knew this one forever.  But it just dawned on me about a month ago.  So, I figure that if it never dawned on me, maybe a few of you out there might like to hear this...


To clean your sink stoppers and garbage disposal covers- just put them in the dishwasher.  DUH!  (She slaps herself on the forehead!)  All these years, I'm taken a Brillo pad and scrubbed around the nooks and crannies in the drain stopper to clean it.  Jeez!  Why did it take me so long to think of this?  Hmmm... what else can I put in the dishwasher to clean?


And now for the laugh:



Carolyn from Edmonton, aka The Vegetarian Hunter, took yesterday's post a little too seriously when I talked about my little "sock problem".  Of course, I was joking (sort of).  I am a little obsessed with making socks, but I love them all and wouldn't dream of parting with them.  I figure if I have a lot of handmade socks, I won't wear any one pair very often and they won't get holes in them!

So, back to my story.  Carolyn was trying to be genuinely helpful and suggested that I try selling them on Etsy.  I replied to her that it takes me 30-40 hrs of little moments to make one pair.  These aren't quickie patterns I've been knitting.  They're very challenging (I like it that way).  I knit for 20 minutes in the car, 10 minutes in a waiting room, 10 minutes waiting for something to cook, or even with my earbuds in while I'm on the phone.  It all adds up- believe me!  So I told Carolyn that 40 hrs of my time plus $25 average for a good skein of hand dyed yarn.... I would want at LEAST $600 a pair and that I didn't think people would be beating down my door to buy them for that price.


So then, Carolyn replied that they might sell if Brad Pitt was holding them in the picture.  In my mind, I'm envisioning me in a comfy chair in some gorgeous outfit.... my hair and nails just done.... diamond earrings....  sporting a pair of matching hand knit socks with no shoes on.... my feet propped up and Brad Pitt on one side of me and George Cloony on the other side of me- each of them rubbing one of my feet.  Oh- and one of my quilts would be under my feet.

Now THOSE socks would sell! (So would the quilt!)

Thanks for being a loyal reader, Carolyn.  And thanks for the laugh.  :-)  Check out Carolyn's blog- it's a good one.

12 comments:

Anne said...

One pair of socks and one George Cloony please. Hum, maybe I'll order two pair, we can find some other hunk to come with the second pair! :) Do you want that $$ via paypal or via check? LOL

Sue said...

I'm with you, Anne. I'll take George- Brad's too young.

I'd better start knitting faster! (lol)

Needled Mom said...

Can you throw Harrison Ford in too?

I've done combs and hairbrushes in the dishwasher too....without dishes!

Stray Stitches said...

And maybe throw in Robert Redford or Tom Selleck for the older crowd - lol!

You can wash stinky sponges in the dishwasher too!

Caroline B said...

If George Clooney was involved, I might even have the incentive to finish the second sock!
You can wash Crocs in the dishwasher..

Kim Q said...

Don't forget to take your dishcloth and hang it on the front of the top rack of the dishwasher...no more moldy dishcloth!

Hmmm...would Brad Pitt rub my aching feet too???

Barb said...

Cute.....

Congrats on the 600 followers!

Diane's quilting said...

Recently returned from a cruise where we played a "majority rules" game and the question was who was the sexiest Man, George won and it wasn't all gray hairs either! The dishwasher is great for cleaning bowling balls after months of bowling oily lanes. Recommended by our Bowling pro and then he just polished up and it was like new! No soap needed!
Yeah on the 600 club!

Jackie said...

$600 wouldn't be enough as that scenario would be PRICELESS!

Sonia said...

Funny! thanks for the smiles.

Your socks do look great though. :)

QuiltSue said...

Crikey, no, I'd never thought of cleaning the sink thingy like that either!

As for the socks, yes please, one pair with George Clooney, do you take credit cards?

Jacqueline said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE reading your blog and all the comments. <3 And FYI - I had never thought of putting sink stoppers thru the dishwasher. *insert palm meeting forehead*