family ties

Dec 31st, 2007 crafts, knitting, other
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In Puerto Rico for Christmas, Roberto’s abuela gave me a collection of knitting heirlooms that she’d been holding on to for years. First is a piece of knitted lace she was given while visiting Peru: It was knitted in the round on 5 needles, and it was wonderful to see the amazement of a non-knitter at the feat of working with such fine yarn and…

in the meantime

Dec 28th, 2007 knitting, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
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When Bobbi sent me a thank-you box full of sock yarn and other goodies, it arrived at the same time as lots of family Christmas boxes, so Rob made me wait to open it until our designated gift opening time. That did little to dampen the excitement though! The new yarns were almost enough to make me drop the sock I’m knitting to start another…

beach read

Dec 26th, 2007 books, knitting, other
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At this point, I’m so tired from the exertion that is airline travel to say too much about our heavenly and all-too-brief trip to Puerto Rico. It was wonderful to be with family. It was delicious to be warm and well-fed. My sock yarn matches the scenery perfectly. ¬† I’ve got loads of loot, knitting goodies (new yarns, books, and family heirlooms), and project inspiration…

tantalizing travel

Dec 21st, 2007 knitting, other, yarn p8rn fridays
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This week, as I’m knitting along on this: I kept finding myself thinking about this: ¬† I actually had this post ready to go on Wednesday, but our phone and internet went dead for a few days and I’m just back online now. So blogging about all the great new yarn and knitting goodies I’ve received in the past week from family and new friends¬†…

secret santa

Dec 18th, 2007 books, knitting, swaps, work
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Christmas came early this year! Rob’s mom got me a gorgeous wooden swift, which perfectly complements the ball winder he gave me on my birthday. I had such a delightful time winding off the lovely Karen’s Heavenly Creations sock yarn that was hand-picked by Louisa (my SP11) to go with my sneakers. I’ve photographed and blogged this yarn before, but I’m very excited to see…