in other news

Mar 31st, 2008 crafts, sewing, work
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If you take the fact that I don’t think I’ve even touched my sewing machine since June (around the time Bombpop relocated out of state) into consideration, it’s pretty surprising that I started & finished a sewing project over the weekend. However, if you take into account how out-of-control my burgeoning pile of knitting needles is, it’s a darn good thing I put this needle…

cosmology

Mar 30th, 2008 knitting
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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and Kureyon sock yarn and the Annetrelac sock pattern were two halves of one empyrean soul, a unified deity of aesthetic perfection.  So pleasing was this yarn and pattern combination, that it was starting to attract worship, which offended God’s monotheistic sensibilities. Thusly God meted out a punishment fit for a two-in-one type of sock…

flashback #2

Mar 29th, 2008 knitting
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I’ve started working on the Annetrelac socks, using the Kureyon Sock #164 that I showed you a while ago. I’ll take pictures of those socks when they’re a bit further along, but I wanted to share another oldie that came to mind while I was busy loving the Noro sock yarn. Back in my pre-blogging era, I had used the same colorway (164) of regular…

flashback

Mar 28th, 2008 knitting, yarn p8rn fridays

Just over a year ago, I wound up this lovely yarn and started knitting plain stockinette socks. I took it with me on vacation, and knitted a sock and a half while away. When I got back from the trip, I got busy with other things and lost that lovin’ sock feeling, and the task of finishing the pair got put on hold. You might…

field trip

Mar 27th, 2008 work
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When your workplace consists of 7 people plus a dog, it’s a little unusual to have it look like this:   After lunch, the yarn crawl group from the Yarn Market News conference that was in town showed up to take a tour and see how things are done at Lorna’s Laces. It was crazy to fit 55 yarn professionals into our small space! And…