Archive for March, 2008

March 14th, 2008 | Sock yarns–all wound up

Anticipating a yen to knit actual socks I have spent some time winding skeins into about-equal cakes of yarn. They’ll be a placeholder for this week–something to look at while blogging is intermittent, as we are in Banff for spring vacation. STR Fire on the Mountain. STR Lunasea. Mystery yarn.

March 13th, 2008 | This week’s books

I am currently attempting to winnow out my reading choices for traveling this week. It will be 10 days travel, and I know I will read at least 4 books. I have 10 selected, but I will be in Canada, and I think the chance that I’ll visit a book store, and buy books, is high. [...]

March 7th, 2008 | Deep stash finds

Happily for my future sock knitting, I had some other great finds in the bins. Above, there are two Socks That Rock mid-weight skeins (The top is Sunstone, not sure about the middle.). The bottom one is Fleece Artist. This one may be STR as well, but it could also be Great Adirondack Yarn Co.  Two more STR [...]

March 7th, 2008 | There might be enough . . .

(See yesterday’s post–enough for the blanket, is what I mean.) I found all this in the stash. Not all of it is sock yarn, but most of it is close enough. And most of it is blue or at least purple. I can breathe out now. I will be mostly winding this weekend!

This blanket is going quickly, square by square, depsite some little bumps in the road–um–seams. I frogged to the bump and reworked:   It is lots of fun to choose which color goes next to which others, and see the resulting mix. I have only frogged two squares based on color ‘mismatches’ so far.   [...]

March 5th, 2008 | Recent Reads

Just a quick post today–gotta get back to my squares– Resistance is an excellent novel about what could have happened at the end of the second World War. Set in Wales, it is a sweet look at country living during dire times, but also addresses the cold, hard reality of war. It is beautifully written. Books like [...]

March 4th, 2008 | Long Island weekend

This weekend we went out to visit old friends in Long Island, and they took us to walk on the beach (at Fire Island I think). It was a fabulous day for it–clear and clean, with a dramatic sky, as you can see. There was a beautiful, very sad and moving memorial to the victims of [...]

March 3rd, 2008 | Author chat event

Friday night I was lucky enough to get a ticket to this event.    One of my favorite authors of all time was speaking, and I had never had the chance to hear her live before. That would be Anne Lamott. When I was pregnant for the first time, my husband’s friend gave me her book [...]

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