Sonnet Stitches

Knitting, mostly. With occasional kvetching, lots of adventures, gratuitous cat photos and a healthy appreciation for the absurd.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Om shanti shanti . . .

By way of update: I spent most of Saturday in Westport, perusing and then sitting on my behind at Misknits while my husband did his record store and bookstore thing. Amber, I love you, I love your shop, I love all the pretty and useful and practical yarn, but I also love how I always feel comfortable when I'm in there.

Everybody go and give Amber some luv. And money. Because nothing says love like making someone's friendly, comfortable, welcome, and happy business prosper.

Oh, and before That Other Jo rips a new hole in me, my ravelry limit for the month expires tomorrow, and I've finished four pair of socks, so there should be a for-real update in a couple of days.

P.S. The "one skein of koigu" one up, one down ankle socks weren't, after all, doable in one skein, but if I'd had smaller feet they would have been. They are finished with non-matching yarn, and the colors are quite ugly, but the construction, if I do say so myself, is genius.

P.P.S. I've already cast on for another pair of socks, using some hot hot hot electric blue yarn I got from Traci Bunkers in Lawrence, never mind all the half-finished projects lying around the house (and the house itself, the cleaning of which is quite a glaring unfinished project).

P.P.P.S. Butternut squash ravioli is DELICIOUS.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Yet another teaser

Since I've reached my Flickr upload limit for the month (thank you, ravelry), I don't have all my New York pics up. So I have to wait 7 days to show you the full album in all its glory.

Actually, it's kind of lopsided - so many tourists were ticking me off by stopping in the street and taking pictures of things that I didn't want to be associated with them. Therefore, there are not a lot of pictures of things with crowds in them. I also did not manage, somehow, to take pics of the cute apartment, or even the neighborhood, where we stayed. I also didn't take any pictures at habu textiles, but I will, at some point, take pics of the yarn that I bought.

There are, however, lots and lots of beach pics:

Oh, and Gina? This one is for you:

Also, here. I really wish I could understand Russian, but I followed along rather well.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Vacation, all I ever wanted (la la la la...)

I'll be in New York City for a week starting tomorrow. Have fun everyone! :)