sunrise socks

Feb 28th, 2007 knitting, work

So, as part of my whole plan of not hating work this week, I’ve determined to not let it swallow entire days. So I’ve been getting up extra early to have some time to myself before having to give my soul to traffic and energy to the variable weather of patron attitudes, and find myself with extra time to knit in those morning hours. I’ve…

Make that thrice..

Feb 25th, 2007 knitting

Wow. I’d say it was less than an hour between when I wrote below about how I’ve had the cables from Knitpicks Options break and when I had the third one break! I just got up from blogging, and into bed to work on finishing the sweater, when boom! third time’s a charm?? What has happened on all three of them is the purple cable…

I really felt that felting.

Feb 25th, 2007 knitting
before macro

As I mentioned earlier, I’m currently psyched about felting by hand, in the sink with an old-fashioned washboard. It’s exhausting in a great way! I worked hard last night at felting an oven mitt and a pot holder from the Knitpicks pattern, and later on, when I finally divided the front and back of my soon to be completed raglan, I barely had the hand…

vampires vs. pirates

Feb 21st, 2007 books

My current reading theme is vampires– I am taking a brief hiatus from the bizarre medical/horrifyingly infectious diseases category. For my commute, I have Dracula on audiobook– and wow am I wowed by this book. I thought I didn’t even like frightening genres! But I am so completely transfixed by the rich description and carefully crafted suspense, that it seemed only right to try out…

swiftly tinkering

Feb 19th, 2007 knitting, other, pets

I knew well from my days of babysitting that building toys are good fun for all ages. Imagine my pleasant surprise then when I saw Jen’s Tinker Toy Swift, an excellent and affordable solution of how to wind skeins of yarn into balls without tangling them or breaking the bank. I thought it was great fun (not to mention quick and easy) to build this…