Thursday, February 01, 2007

Motley Thoughts

*The new bathroom has impalas*

Lots of things going on right now...the movers come Saturday morning, along with continued wintery mess. February weather is always the worst. We did have some beautiful snow today, the best kind, all fluffy and floaty, but it melted on contact with the ground. We've had more snow this season than any other I can remember.

I joined SP10 today! I've always wanted to, but have never had the money, the time, or missed sign-ups. But I promised myself that when I got a job I would do the next round. I'm excited to find out who I get to spoil, but I have to wait until March 15th!

Need a new blog to indulge in at 3 pm when the coffee has worn off and you have already had your running away to a foreign country and starting a vegetarian restaurant fantasy? Julie Ree has great style and was a pleasant find today. Her post re-awakened my desire to hunt up a gocco printer, though I expect it would be the kind of toy I play with for weekend and then put it away and forget about it. But aren't her cards gorgeous?

*This is not moldy tofu*

And on the post-modern knitting front, here is an angora covered brick. I found this on Cool Hunting yesterday. It's $100.00. I like surprising juxtapositions, but I've been thinking a lot about this one, and I have to say, it just doesn't do much for me. Maybe I'm just jealous, since I would be happy to sell fuzzy bricks to folks for unseeming amounts of cash. I think I'll take this one organic and start selling hemp covered boulders, you know, like what Christo and Jeanne-Claude would do if they were knitters.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A Worthy Cause

Do you read Crazy Aunt Purl? If so, I'm sure you already know about Allison and Evan and you can go straight to Super Crafty and indulge in some goodies.

If you think I'm crazy and the above makes no sense to you, let me explain. Allison is the mother of Evan, a super adorable and hip 8-month old baby who was recently diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. Laurie (Crazy Aunt Purl) met them at a party and posted their story, encouraging everyone to buy something from Alison's online store, Super Crafty.

I was really touched by the story and thought I would pass it along to anyone who might not be aware already. That's what friends of friends of friends in the knitting world do right? And if you don't want to shop there as an act of charity and support, shop there because there is beautiful yarn!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mystery Socks - Revealed!

Mystery Socks for S
Basic Ribbed Sock pattern with Conventional Heel
Size 8 dpns
Various worsted weight yarns (Mostly Knit Picks)

These socks were created when S requested a pair after seeing the Pedicure socks. We were looking for a house with hardwood floors at the time, and he wanted a thick pair of wool socks to slide around on them. One sock is fully in 2006, the other started well into the new year. But we found our house with hardwood floors; we get the keys on Wednesday, so these had to be done!

I'm very tired of ribbed socks, so for my next trick, I want to make some lacy ones out of the yarn bully yarn. I've started playing around with it, and it is very soft. The colors feel like little bits of spring and a yarn like that is nice to have around when every day is gray.

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