Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
As part of the rules, casting on cannot commence until opening ceremonies officially start. Swatching is considered training so you'd better believe that will be done by then.
And what about those MIL Mittens? I frogged the entire second one this weekend and started over so the stripes match up now. I'm just about to start the decreases at the top and then it's just the thumb and they're done. It would be cheating to save them for next week wouldn't it?
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
I got my second package in the mail yesterday and I am sooooo happy! My pal is clearly doing her homework and put together yet another one of the most perfect packages I have ever gotten.
First, a book from my wish list, 2-at-a-time Socks. I took it to they gym with me last night to read while on the stationary bike. Two skeins of KnitPicks Felici Self Striping Sock Yarn in Provence, a gorgeous hank of Franklin Sock Yarn (hand dyed!), some citrus coconut hand cream, a package of Red Sox pens, and a package of Sour Patch Watermelon Slices.
I see a new pair of socks in my future. :-)
P.S. This is post #200!
Friday, July 18, 2008
For a car trip, I'll take whatever I happen to be working on at the time. For a conference or meeting, I need something small like socks or mittens.
2) Tell us about a time that you packed too much knitting or were stranded without knitting.
I always pack too much, lol. I have a knitting tote from Knit Picks that can store quite a lot so I usually just take that along. I try to take something with me when there is even the slightest chance of idle time, even if it's just a swatch. Though, I did once make my husband stop at a yarn shop in the middle of Connecticut so I could knit on the way home.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
New Hampshire. You can camp or hike in the woods and not seen another human being for days or you can shop at the outlets or hang on the shore with hundreds of other tourists.
2) Where is one place you’d like to go?
I would like to visit Ireland. The pictures of the lush green hillside are irresistible.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Ummm... tough question. If I had to pick one right this second, I would say Rowan Calmer. I have heard so many wonderful things about this yarn but I've never tried it. And who doesn't want something named calmer?
2) What yarn do you never want to be without?
Besides yarn in general? :-) I always want to have something in my stash that inspires me to pick up my needles.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008