Monday, July 11, 2005

It's so nice to have a few days off of work, so I can spend some time spinning this yummy stuff. 2 ounces spun in the duration of one Shakira CD--I love having a wheel! And this lovely Tequila Sunrise/Tropical Punch roving becomes:

Fabulous variegated yarn! Fortunately I have 2 bags of it, which should be enough for... something. And then there's the pound (!) of undyed merino that is waiting to be spun--perhaps it could be made to coordinate with its cheerfully-colored merino cousins here? My vast collection of Kool-Aid beckons me. I'm going to put that slow-cooker from my wedding registry to good use!
Tomorrow night our Stitch n' Bitch group is trying out a new spot, Teaspot, to be exact. I'll try to remember to photograph the event for proper blog coverage the next day.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Brand New Blog

Well, everyone has a blog these days, so I guess it's time to at least give it a try. And what better time than the day after an NYC Yarn Crawl?

There we all are, at Downtown Yarns in the East Village. That was my first trip there, and it was such a pleasant, cozy space, complete with helpful, attitude-free service. We were lucky enough to have a really mild summer day for our crawl, with much lower temperatures than our last crawl.
Despite the call of my new yarn purchases, however, I am forcing myself to finish a couple of works-in-progress before I cast on for anything new. More because I have all 3 of my size 7 circulars in use than from any restraint on my part. There is:
the wavy-lines lace top, which will hopefully make it to a short-sleeved top. If I have enough yarn, which was purchased at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn and is thus of a finite amount.
And then there's this, the beginnings of Klaralund, made with the beautiful red Noro Cash Iroha that I have been hoarding for months. There's also a cabled camisole, an alpaca version of the Family Tunic from Weekend Knitting, and the very important Union Square Market Pullover knitalong which I can't wait to get started on!