Monday, March 20, 2006
The sweet and lovely Reese was visiting the Bay Area. She swung by the shop so that we could meet, and she could ogle the yarn of course. You can take it from me, Frank & Reese are just adorable in person as they are on Flickr. Also... Make sure to check out her hand dyed yarn... Gorgeous! I forgot to bring my camera, but Reese didn't. So hopefully, a photo soon to come.
Saturday night my friend Kate, her friend Fiona, & myself were heading to get some dinner, and possibly knit later in the evening. Kate was driving, Fiona was in the front seat, I sat behind Kate. We were stopped at a red light, we heard crazy loud screeching, and then "SMACK! SMACK!" Everyone had seat belts one. I didn't realize it first, I was so high on my adrenaline. I got out of the car to see if Kate needed any help. Per the nice police officer's request, I moved Kate's ca into a nearby parking lot. That is when my neck started hurting, then my back.
I was in a c-spine collar, on a board in the ambulance for about an hour before we even left for the hospital. It was a super crappy night. The accident was around six thirty, and I didn't leave the hospital til after ten o'clock. After a dozen uncomfortable x-rays the doctor released me, with a stack of pain killer prescriptions. My neck, and upper back hurt so bad!!!! The worst part of the whole evening was that I had to pee really bad on the way to dinner. Then I was strapped down to a rock hard board, straps weighing on my about to burst bladder. At one point the pain from having to pee far surpassed my neck & back pain. I was crying like a baby. Much to my horror, a nurse wheeled me into a private room to "help" me pee. As humiliating, and horrifying as that experience was, DAMN if I didn't feel so much better from the waist down.
There were no major injuries to anyone involved in the accident, thank heavens. Kate's car had a small smudge on the bumper. The other two vehicles were screwed up pretty badly. Being in the backseat, I sucked up most of the impact. I actually flew forward & whipped back.
Ahhhhh, good times. Now back to my game shows & vicodin.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
- Yarn-Mmmmmalibrigo, in Dusty Olive
- Pattern-modified lace-up fingerless gloves, from AlterKnits
- Finished-almost there
- Yarn-Manos #'s 36 & 68
- Pattern-Directly from AlterKnits
- Finished-Sept 05
Of course I started a whole new project, rather than finishing up one of the five that I already had going!
No plans, just had to have it!
It's going to be a baby blankie
Any ideas? It's 100% superfine alpaca, 600 yards
No plans yet, it was given to me.
This will be a fancy scarf/cravat type thingy. I have deep lust for this yarn, the colors are beyond perfect. I knit the shop sample of this yarn last year.
This is going to my secret pal, she has a thing for alpacas.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
As it turns out, my secret pal hand dyes and spins yarns. She is obviously very talented! Now the pressure is on for me create something worthy of all this unique yarn.
My three favorite skeins are pictured individually below. Debra, please feel free to share more accurate descriptions, and fiber contents of each of them here. One of the non pictured skeins is spun very tightly, resulting in a springy corkscrew, I am very curious about this one, what to do with this type of yarn. I am anxious to knit with it.
Rosco's end that is.
Stay tuned in...Tomorrow I will share photos of what I have been working on the last few days, my first knitting in almost a month. Also... New yarn porn.
Monday, March 13, 2006
in lion brand woolease
also lion brand woolease
lion brand chunky woolease
I have kept all of my first projects, in a storage bin, I look at them once in awhile, makes me giggle. I began working in a yarn shop last September. Depending on how slow or busy it is, we spend a portion of the day answering quick questions ("I cannot remember how to pick up stitches") to lengthier tutorials with newbies ("How come I cast on 20, but after a few rows I have 26?"). I have taught two people to knit, my guy, and my friend Stephanie. They both picked it up in one day, and continue to enjoy it. I have several other folks who have asked me to teach them, and I am looking forward to it.
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Look, It's Me & Leigh!!
Thursday, March 2, 2006
I have about a dozen of the lanterns finished. We strung them in our front window, where more of the AlterKnits show is located. I am going to try to get a couple done per day to add onto the display. I promise a photo once the display is complete. I cannot wait to make a set for my house. I think I want to make a couple of large sized lanterns to fit over standard sized lightbulbs. OOOH, also we have advanced copies of Leigh's new book "One Skein", it's a great book. You can call & order it from our shop