Thursday, May 24, 2012

seeing green.

Trying to capture the exact shade green in this yarn is tricky. It's a lot like the shades of green I am seeing all around me in the city --growing out of dirt, on the sides of brick buildings, and sprinkling the rainy sidewalk. They are greens that vary bright and bold, deep and dark, backlit, and shaded. Just like the urban gardens and wild vines of ivy, this yarn has got it all. 

I also love how Audrey is knitting up. The seamless construction is fantastic, the fit is a-okay, and the pattern is easy to follow. It's been a great low-stress project that manages to still be challenging and fun.  I hope to post some finished pictures in the next few weeks!

Happy knitting!

{edit} just listened to a fascinating radiolab episode about color. Have a listen (while you knit!)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

yarn swap.

I went to a yarn swap this weekend. What a fun idea! So many fiber lovers from the community came out with their goods and brought 'new' things home. The leftovers from the swap were donated to Wrap Around, a group of knitters and crocheters who sell handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. A true win for everyone!

Snowy says 'Thank you!' for all your sweet and wonderful comments! It was so nice to hear from so many readers and dog-lovers out there!

ps. the first photo is of my imogen cowl, which I am making progress on slooowly. working with Quince and Co. yarn is, as usual, a delight! 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Meet Snowy.

I don't think I ever introduced Snowy here on the blog, so why not now? My husband and I adopted her in January. She is an adorable, one year old white shepherd/border collie mix who constantly makes us laugh and fills our hearts with love.

just look at those eyes...

and those ears!

My husband and I fell for Snowy pretty much immediately upon seeing her on We learned from her rescuer that she had been abandoned at 10 months old and was completely deaf, so we started researching and preparing for what training and raising a deaf dog would be like. To be honest, it's been a piece of cake! We have taught her hand signals for sit, lay down, stay, roll over, shake paw, look at me, no, and NO! (they're different), and good dog -- an enthusiastic thumbs up -- which we use the most!

So far it hasn't just been a heartwarming experience with Snowy, it's been a lot of fun too.

...I told you she makes us laugh!