Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Don't be jealous

Dear Caro,
I have two new cool bags: On the left is the Maruca bag I bought at CatchCan when you were in town. It may be the most perfect bag I've ever had for commuting. It's not huge but my knitting and lunch and stuff still all fit inside. The outside pockets are thin and perfect for my smartcard and ipod.
On the right is a linen market bag, the fourth I've made and the prettiest one yet I think. The pattern is Amy Singer's Everlasting Bagstopper from Knitty Spring 07, modified to have knitted handles. The yarn is Louet Euroflax, the color is called French blue and is lovely. Want one?
love, mom
BTW, I love the ipod and have been loading it up with knitting podcasts. I found a mother-daughter knitting podcast called Knitmoregirls--check it out.
ETA: also, there is a rav group, Mothers & daughters who knit, which I just joined. How come we didn't know about that?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

When You Give a Cat a Felt Ball....

She'll Attempt to eat it.

I am trying my best not to become one of those people who only posts pictures of their cats/dogs/children/lunches, so here is some yarn.

Question: What is wrong with me, that when I come home to visit, I first pack yarn and then see what clothing will also fit in my suitcase?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I-cord obsession

Dear Caro:
When I was in downtown Athens at the Kangaroo yarn shop, I saw this:

I thought it might be an I-cord maker, which I knew was something that you've wanted for forever, but I wasn't certain it really was one and I couldn't understand the shop lady's explanation. I bought it anyway (it wasn't very expensive in Euros). And, wow, it works great:

I'm sorry that you are unable to stop.

Very, very, cool.
love, mom

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Babette Progress

First off, I think i have poison ivy, and I am one itchy, itchy girl. No one needed to know that.
So... distractions!

The cat wants to be a supermodel. Maybe I should look into becoming a stage mommy.

I've run out of steam with the Babette for the time being. I think I'll let it sit and pull it out during that two hour layover I have in Chicago Saturday night. I've been working on my Shetland Shorty instead. I got through the bottom band and ties last night. Which doesn't sound like much, but 280 stitches x 20 rows of garter is a tiresome bit. Especially when you're trying to refrain from scratching the bejesus out of your arms and knees. Don't ask.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy 8th of July

I don't have any knitting content today, I left most of everything I'm working on at home. I did start the Shetland Shorty last night. I'm knitting it in turquoise (suprise, suprise) Collinette Jitterbug. All I've done so far is cast on 280 stitches so I'm not too sure how I feel about it.

So, for the sake of something interesting,

Here is the pizza I made last night, which was loosely based off smitten kitchen's recipe And here are some 4th of July fireworks. We closed the shop at 3 that day and I walked around the quarter with some of my friends then we went to go eat at Arnaud's Remoulade (and you know how I feel about remoulade)Yep, thats a man with a pony.
And then we saw the fireworks and some little kid threw a popper at my feet. Definatly the highlight of the evening (yes I still have all my toes).

It's too damn hot here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


So I've been working pretty much exclusively on Babette since I last posted. It's pieced together in log cabin like strips. I have five of the nine done, and am well into the sixth. Unfortunately that means I'm only a third of the way through.

I keep getting really annoyed at myself that I'm moving so slowly, and that I have to actually LOOK at what I'm doing when I'm crocheting. But then I think back to my first knitted scarves and I feel better. I at least I'll avoid that scratchy acrylic/fun fur faze in my crocheting. Not that I'm admitting to ever having used fun fur willingly. Bleech.

Can't wait to see you next week,