surroundings

Nov 23rd, 2007 other, work, yarn p8rn fridays
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In addition to current knitting projects and reading material, I made sure to bring a new skein of sock yarn with me for gratuitous travelling yarn pictures! The seasonal changes may have motivated my purchase of his Twisted Fiber Arts Organic Stripes, or maybe it’s just great luck that the skein I chose blends perfectly with our surroundings here in New York this autumn. The…

sometimes simplifying

Nov 19th, 2007 knitting, other
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Over the weekend, I used any & every excuse to get out of knitting. This is probably the worst second sock syndrome ever! It’s made worse by being completely irrational, because the sock is already started, and already to the heel (the best part). I even worked on a seriously old unfinished project to avoid sock knitting… and this at a time when I’m dying…

unplug, wind up

Oct 28th, 2007 knitting, other
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I spent the weekend in a hotel that, contrary to its advertising, lacked internet access. What a breath of fresh, chilly Wisconsin air! I hadn’t realized how addicted I am to being ‘plugged-in’ all the time, and it was nice to take a break from it. And lo! the blogosphere and Ravelry still exist today; they didn’t disappear without my constant supervision. The trip was…

earthtones

Oct 26th, 2007 knitting, other, work, yarn p8rn fridays
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As promised, I found some daylight hours to worship photograph the gifted alpaca yarn from my secret pal. Yes, I love how soft it is, but what I am really wild about is the heathered brown color. I adore the red and gold tones, and I’m glad it’s not just straight brown.. Knitpicks yarn can be too solid in some of their lines, but I…

gritty

Oct 19th, 2007 other, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
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Yesterday I had some time to kill before my root canal, so I stopped into Montoya Fiber Studio to pick up something for my secret pal. I didn’t have something in mind for myself, but I’m sure everyone would agree that I deserved a little something special for myself to make up for enduring that particular form of dental torture. This started whimpering that it…