Monday, April 28, 2008

Where to begin?

Thanks, everyone, for your positive comments in response to my big move. I am very excited for it! Not only will it be fun to live in a different part of the country, but to reunite with my boyfriend and see him more than a few times a year. I can hardly stand it! As I said, I don't know what I'll do yet for work or school, once I get out there, but I am not too worried. I think the thing that is causing me the most anxiety at this point is the move itself. Embarrassing at it sounds, I just don't know how to move that far and only take so much stuff. I am a hoarder: clothes and shoes, books and records, photo and art supplies, yarn and fabric. How do you choose what is significant enough to take? How do you let go of it all and start fresh? Any tips or personal experiences you would like to share I look forward to reading.

I know that I can always leave things here at my dad's house while I am gone, and I plan to leave a lot. The idea of traveling light seems nice. Also, my volvo can only hold so much! But really, with packing, where do I begin?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I'm still working on my sweater here... not much excitement besides nearing it's completion. Rows and rows of yellow yarn. No exciting photographs can be made of it, really, so I decided to post some other knitting/crocheting projects that look tempting and beautiful.

If only I could crochet....

I'd make this from the purl bee! They have wonderful patterns, designs and fibers. I wish I had the patience, time and skill to knit them all!

Thinking ahead to next winter, I'd like to whip up a pair or two of these:

The pattern is free on Lion Brand's site.
Also on the purl bee site is this wonderful Bird Seed Scarf. I'm thinking of an easy project to knit up when I am on the plane this week (yes, traveling on friday!) and a scarf might be the perfect thing to get lost in while I listen to my ipod and drift above the clouds.

What projects have you been working on lately?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

just in time...

We're getting to the point where it's warm enough outside to not need hats and gloves (yay!) but it's not too late for this simple accessory. I finally finished these armwarmers, made from this pattern on, and love how they came out. They supply the perfect amount of added warmth for, say, taking the dog for a walk at sunset, or walking around town with a refreshing ice coffee in hand. Plus the yarn, with it's fading shades of green, is quite lovely to wear.

It took only one skein of yarn to make these. I like the variation in color and the asymmetry of the pattern. I'm trying to decide if I should use the other skein to make another pair... or something else. hmmm?

pattern: voodoo found on
materials: Tosca by Lang Yarns