Monthly Archives: September 2009

Where's Joe?

I’m looking for Joe Biden.
Has anyone seen him since the election?

I mean, besides that one time when he drank a beer
in the Rose Garden with those other guys?

If you see him, ask him to contact me, ‘k?

Where’s Joe?

I’m looking for Joe Biden.
Has anyone seen him since the election?

I mean, besides that one time when he drank a beer
in the Rose Garden with those other guys?

If you see him, ask him to contact me, ‘k?

Sock Yarn & Hand Knit Socks

I have a lot of sock yarn.
A LOT.
I have sock yarn in stripes, in shades, in solid colors.
I have Gradience sock yarn, small skeins whose colors evolve and change.
I have soft sock yarn and scratchy sock yarn.
Sock yarn I bought because the profits were for a worthy cause.
Sock yarn that captivated me while on vacation.
Sock yarn I received as a gift.
Sock yarn I bought as a gift but couldn’t part with.
Expensive sock yarn made from unusual fibers.
Cheaper sock yarn made from basic Model A sheep’s wool.

I own no fewer than ten books of instruction
about how to knit socks.
I have, in addition to all the patterns in all those books,
dozens of patterns that I’ve downloaded, printed, and
placed behind the “Socks” tab in a binder.

What I don’t have is a single pair of hand-knit socks!
I’ve never even worn a pair of hand-knit socks.

I do have one pair of half-knit socks,
that I started about two years ago, for my daughter.

What’s up with this??

If I Won the Lottery?

I’m going to define “winning the lottery” as
“suddenly coming into enough money to do whatever I want”
because, as long as this is a fantasy, why not think big?

First, okay, I’d do all the boring stuff,
pay off all our debts, pay the debts of my nearest and dearest,
and invest enough of the lottery winnings to live on.

Next, a private jet, because I’ll be traveling and
public airports are no fun.

I’d also buy a little real estate, such as –
1. A victorian house next to the Panhandle park in San Francisco.
2. A charming old cottage about an hour inland from the Riviera.
3. I’d also buy 45 acres right here and build a comfortable,
(but not fancy) house with lots of porches.

Then, I’d start Doing Good. Lots of Good!

Recession Swap Package!

I arrived home yesterday to find my first Recession Swap package
from a mysterious and wonderful, spoiler.
It’s all perfect – absolutely stunning yarn, sheep-shaped soap, a handmade birthday card, sheep-motif tissues, and a little notepad.
Just look!

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Wanted: My Ideal Cardigan Pattern

I’m looking for a cardigan pattern that:

1. Has a rounded, not vee-neck, neckline, but
2. But doesn’t have a neckline too high or tight.
3. Has conventional, not raglan, sleeves.
4. Is knit in pieces and then sewn.
5. Has a little ribbing at cuffs and bottom edge.
6. Has some bit of interest – lace, cables, a pattern.
7. Does not have bobbles, nups, or other big bumps.
8. Is neither cropped nor down to my butt.
9. Has sleeves that are not super-tight, but
10. Does not have big, floppy bell sleeves.
11. Is pretty.
12. Is knit in fingering, DK, or worsted yarn, but
13. Is not knit in chunky yarn.

This search started with my wish to knit a sweater from this:
tamsie

Look! It’s a Unique Sheep colorway and it’s named after me!
But, now I wonder if Luxe yarn
is too fine for a sweater, as fingering weight sweaters
I find are either for babies or lacy summer things. Hmmnnnn

Nominees:
Georgie by Sarah Dallas:
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Photo found on Ravelry

Yarn Store added to KnitPurr

Hi! I’ve added a link Knit Picky because they seem like such a nice place! I’m going there this Saturday for a Class on Fair Isle techniques. I’ll report back after the class!