Aug 31st, 2007 knitting, yarn p8rn fridays

If you are reading this as part of Fiber Friday, I am in Belgium with my family! I’ve set this entry up to post automatically since I’ll be completely divorced from my techno-habits for once. I hope to use the vacation to get lots of knitting done on the gym slip in the hotel and in transit. My Clapotis, on the other hand, has suffered…

fiber friday & gym slip progress

Aug 23rd, 2007 books, knitting, pets, yarn p8rn fridays

Jaegar Extra Fine Merino is a discontinued yarn, so I was able to get enough of it for the Gym Slip Dress on a nice discount. That doesn’t mean I’d use it as a kitty bed though! It’s very fine stuff, extremely soft and especially springy. Knitting with is has been extremely delightful, but in this project, it’s the dream of the finished garment that…

new shoes, new socks?

Aug 22nd, 2007 knitting, other, work

So, I just got these new shoes, because I needed new comfy shoes for all the standing around at work. I’m not ashamed to admit that I am picky about having coordinating shoe/sock combos, provided I’m not wearing long pants, in which case I’d be focused on shoe/pant combos. I have only a few pairs of black socks, having previously been devoted to brown shoes….


Aug 18th, 2007 books, cooking, swaps

Tonight was all about being spoiled! On the way out to the corner store for some last-minute ingredients for our late-night cookie craving, I found a delivery in the mail from my secret pal! I don’t know what’s more exciting, the thrill of being spoiled by a speedy and thoughtful upstream pal, or the thrill of planning lots of great new knitting projects! To be…

the last horcrux

Aug 18th, 2007 knitting, work

I finished the Horcrux Socks this week, which had been my purse/travel/theater knitting. As always, I’m very pleased with the feel and the fabric of knitting with Wick. It’s a favorite, and I would love to see it in more colors. The colors of these socks are oddly recurring in my life recently. At work on Thursday I knit these on my morning break, and…