Saturday, June 23, 2007


Despite the fact that I don't have the time to work on the projects that I have already started, and that I have enough yarn to keep me busy for an indeterminate amount of time, I have become infatuated with a new pattern.

Earlier this week, I was cruising the blogosphere (something that I wish I had more time to do), and I came across Dani's completed Dream in Color shrug. I was posessed by an urgent need to have this shrug right now. I found Knitter's Palette, a shop online that carries the yarn, and ordered the pattern and the yarn in the "Deep Seaflower" colorway. I didn't realize until later that the Tulip Baby Sweater, possibly the cutest baby sweater pattern ever and now incredibly popular thanks to the Yarn Harlot, is knit with the same yarn called for in the shrug pattern, making the yarn slightly difficult to come by (Deep Seaflower, though gorgeous, was not my first choice). The yarn arrived a couple of days later (Knitter's Palette rocks the super-fast shipping), this morning I made yarn cake, and I am all ready to go:

I am looking forward to getting started, but my attention is being pulled away with another new toy that arrived this week. Here's one of my first successful shots with the new baby:


Thanks for all of your nice comments about our vacation photos! We took two cameras with us and came home with 4000-5000 shots. Below are just a few of my favorites.

The city of York as viewed from the top of the tower of Yorkminster

Lambs playing in a pasture next to Derwentwater in Keswick

Castlerigg stone circle

St. Ives

The inside of Canterbury Cathedral, looking up at the tower


Monday, June 11, 2007

Long time, no see.

We are back from the UK, which makes me very sad indeed. Though I packed yarn enough for two pairs of socks, I hardly knit at all! I had every good intention of coming back with at least one finished sock, but by the end of our days on vacation, I was so exhausted that I fell asleep straight away, or after reading a bit. Though I did not knit much, I did manage to finish a couple of good books.

However, I did bring back photographic evidence that I did knit a little. Here I am knitting in the train station in York, England:

And on the train ride to Keswick, England:

Where they had lots of these:

And where I knit in a sheep pasture, with the sheep, along Derwentwater:

We had a fabulous time, though I must say that I am having a difficult time getting back into the swing of things here at home. I'm back at work, of course, and we're slowly getting the house back in order, and ready for summer. I am looking forward to getting back into the knitting swing of things next week when the Hurricane Knitters meet at Barnes & Noble!