Being a rational sort of person I am not really superstitious, I have nothing against it per se, but it never made sense to me , I mean who REALLY benefits from these things . One of the more twisted types of superstition is those connected to Chain letters - i.e. wealth and happiness are yours if you send this on to everyone in the world, otherwise you'll be a miserable woe begotten person forever , you know the sort of rubbish.
Sometimes these chain letters (or emails) look like innocent "oh this is just a bit of a laugh , but pass it on to 25 people anyway" kind of thing. And its really hard when friends send these, thinking that they are passing on a bit of fun etc. , to get annoyed. But the thing is, when they send these emails , my spam folder fills up . So I guess the people who benefit from these emails are....the spammers.
I was particularly upset the other day when I received a no-holds bar chain email. It basically said if it wasn't passed on, terrible things would happen. I was upset because it was from a pal , who obviously hadn't read it through, or I'm sure she wouldn't have sent it . I did to it what any self respecting Cyberman would do . DELETE DELETE DELETE!!! Anyone else send me a chain email, I'll be sending the Cybermen over - You have been warned.
Here is a wee peek at DHs' sweater - black is not the easiest shade to knit with , but its doing great .
Was over at Kerries' (Hipknits) blog the other day , and found this , which encourages people to make the Handmade pledge, that is buy handmade or make yourself I suppose. Now, I will be making many of my gifts this year, and not all of them will be handmade, but about 75% is what I'm aiming for . There are a few local jewelry shops which stock handmade jewelry , which is great , the rest will be knit or ordered from Oxfam unwrapped , (with exception of toys - but then Santa Claus sees to those, and I'm sure they are handmade by the elves!)
And I have all my lovely yarn to keep me happy while I am knitting - can't show it just yet.
Oh , and before I forget - Happy Birthday Shirley, don't look a day over 21 !