Wednesday, April 16, 2008

There's Knitting In The House!

Look!! Socks!!
The bad thing about moving is sometimes the label falls off and you can't remember what the yarn is, or who sold it to you, or how to wash it. The good thing is it still makes up into a really cool sock that actually doesnt look so bad with the MAJOR amount of pooling going on. Personally I think it's kind of hypnotic.

This is a basic sock with a 6k-1p-2k-1p rib pattern. This is one of my favorite patterns simply because it is mindless but looks a bit busy. I love the little stripey toes!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Harry Potter Yarn!!

This Is Too Funny!! A Harlot Song!

Steph went to St Paul** and the staff of the Yarnery wrote songs for her!! These are hilarious! And fairly decent too.

This one is my favorite!!

For the other two clips go to

**sorry guys, I cant read. I put Atlanta when it should have been St Paul. Am going back to "See Dick, See Dick run. See Jane. See Jane run". Thanks Amy :)

Saturday, April 05, 2008


Yarn Harlot--Whew! I Barely Made It!

The basement flooded at my parents home during all this rain in Lexington. Now for a lot of people this doesnt sound like much. BUT this particular basement hasn't flooded since our family moved there in 1966***! And usually I wouldnt be too bent out of shape about it. HOWEVER it had to happen the AM of the Harlots annual visit to our fine city.
Not to worry. I got there! Albeit late, after the speaking. Just in time to be in the last of the line to get my books signed. It was a good thing.

[*** I have no idea if this basement has EVER flooded before. But I do know at no time during the time my family has lived there. No. Flooding. Period. From 1966-2008. None. ]

Friday, April 04, 2008

The Harlot~~

Harlot Tour 2007

The Harlot will be in town tomorrow. I need to make sure I have a sock and clean underwear! In that order. I'm glad she's writing has still another book. We get to see her again NEXT year too!

I love this avatar!! I found it on ravelry and I have no idea from whom it originated, but it is sooo ME!! I tell people at work knitting is my xanax all. the. time. And now this. It would make a great button. Don't you think so?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

OMG Knitting Content!

Last April when the Yarn Harlot was in town for a book signing I was working on my first Forest Canopy Shawl. She will be in Lexington this Saturday (a year later). I figured I had better block it and 'get'er done'!

The bed is where I block my big stuff. After this project I'm thinking that blocking wires and some kind of pad would be a better medium with which to work.

Hmmm...... Follow the blue lace road??

After all, it only takes 11 months for a shawl to cure properly before you can block it. Right??