Thursday, September 27, 2007

Update Schmup - oh, never mind!

But there is a SHOP UPDATE!

Some batts have already sold, so get 'em while they're hot!

Hello, bandwagon?


Let me jump on ya!

This scarf (pattern by the loverly Domesticat) was one of the quickest knits evah! Well, for a scarf! I usually HATE knitting scarves because they take so damned long (well, unless they're out of super-bulky, super-soft handspun!) I started AND finished it Labor Day weekend (yeah, it's a long weekend, but still!) I used yarn from Spincycle Yarns, which is totally overpriced for a 2 oz., 120 yard skein, but their colorways are irresistible. See?


That's "Rusted Rainbow" on the top (100% merino) and "Off With Their Heads" (100% BFL) on the bottom. There are "moments" in this scarf that I'm not totally flipped on, where the colors just didn't play out the way I wanted, but overall? Thrilled! I'm definitely planning on knitting another one of these, maybe in my own handspun.

Speaking of my own handspun, I got into Craftland again this year! So if you're in the Providence, Rhode Island area this December, you can find my handspun yarns and handcarded batts for sale! Last year I made a pretty decent chunk of change, so I'm hoping to have a repeat of that!

Oh, and WE HAVE A SHOWING TOMORROW! Our FIRST ONE! So you can imagine how much I'm panicking (and procrastinating, because, hello? Should I really be blogging right now? Um, what do you think - 4 cats, 1 overlarge dog who sheds if you look at him funny, a toddler, and a preoccupied football coach for a husband - yeah, I should totally be tearing the house apart!)


Saturday, September 22, 2007

It's official

We're for sale!


This is the "big" pic on our online real estate listing right now, since the realtor came at night and couldn't get a pic of the front of the house (but if you've seen one brick rowhome in this area, you've seen them all - well, except for the fact that my entire front lawn is a garden!) Mookie is the black cat on the couch with the creepy glowing eyes - he says "You WILL buy my house! You WILL buy my house!" Anyone interested in a 3 BR, 1.5 bath rowhome in a great neighborhood with new laminate flooring in the LR/DR, hardwood in the master bedroom, a full finished basement, central air, and a fenced-in yard? Anyone? Bueller? BUELLER?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ahoy Mateys!


My pirate name is:

Iron Anne Bonney

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Check it out!

A big MWAH and THANK YOU to the Lime n' Violet gals! Thanks SOOO much!


My Ravelry invite came today! YAY!!!!!! I thought it would never come!!! And the best part? I can access it at work!!!! WOOT!!!!

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Anyone out there knitting IK's Tangled Yoke Cardi in the largest size? I am, and the pattern's confusing me. I finally finished all the decrease repeats in the ribbing section and I'm at the point where I'm not sure what to do. I have to repeat the decrease row every 8th row 4 times
(check!) and then every 6th row 0 times. HUH? And then work 2 rows even to complete the correct number of rows and have the correct number of stitches - which I have (after spending a good 45 minutes doing the math for EVERY size and checking numbers, because things were off in the beginning when I cast on and started knitting - by at least a couple of stitches). So do I just work 8 rows even and then start the St st? Am I just overthinking this? ACK!

Friday, September 07, 2007

RIP Madeleine L'Engle


Madeleine L'Engle is dead at 88. I am so sad. Her books were some of my favorites growing up, especially A Wrinkle in Time. I read that book over and over again, pretty recently, too. Go, pick it up and read it - you'll be glad you did.
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