Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I spent the evening with my dearest friend and fellow Yarn Ho, Aimee, catching up on all things knitting and otherwise. Here she is with her (just barely) finished third (?) Clapotis (she insisted I let her weave the ends before taking a photo). We spent some time hanging out in my sewing room, which is mostly a place to keep all my stuff. She finds it comforting in there, surrounded by fabric and yarn. It does smell like wool! I'm starting to find it a little crowded though and may undertake an extreme makeover. As a tiny step in that direction, I sent Aimee home with a bag of stash: 6 skeins of Nashua Handknits Creative Focus in a lilac color that I bought to make Blackberry and changed my mind and later planned to use for this pattern from the Nashua's "North American Handknits Collection". Anyway, it's her stash now (with pattern), so I don't have to feel guilty that I don't really want to knit it anymore. That felt good!! Now for some of that other stuff...

Speaking of makeovers, I'm finally feeling confident enough to make some changes to this site, so things might look different the next time you visit...until then, another dear friend Charlie asked me to post some yarn porn, so here it is:

In my Fall line-up is this "Fair Isle Pullover" designed by Cathy Maguire from Vogue Knitting Winter 2004. I have wanted to make this sweater for a long time, and found this Jo Sharp DK wool on super clearance at my LYS - actually, I've been dying for an excuse to buy some of this yarn for a while and finally found it. Except for the body color (I am using black, the original was a deep eggplant from what I can tell) and a few extra colors, I am mostly sticking to the original pattern.

PS: I had posted a photo of my new bag here and accidently deleted it, but now I can't seem to upload any photos! That happened last night too and it's making me very crabby.

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