Quick update from Ithaca

Posted on | November 21, 2006 | 5 Comments

I’m in Ithaca for the week and blissfully knitting at the yarn shop. I hope I’m not annoying too much the people who have to work there! Everyone who works, frequents, and visits the shop is really friendly. I would have loved to have such a great knitting community to knit with while at grad school here, but maybe it’s for the best that the current yarn shop owner didn’t acquire the business until after I graduated. I don’t think I would have finished my disseration if she had bought it before!

I have updated pictures of several projects that are now completely complete, but posting them will have to wait until I’m back in Jersey within reach of my laptop & camera cable. Among them are the pea pod sets (now with buttons) and a blocked Shetland Triangle, as well as the beginnings of the Cabled Purse in Rowan Classic Silk Wool.

I love how the Cabled Purse is knitting up. The combination of the lush, braid-like cables with the smooth shininess of the Rowan Silk Wool makes it very very very hard to put down! I keep on wanting to see what the next cable twist will look like, even though it’s a very regular pattern.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. My cousin (who lives in Ithaca) is going to be making some very yummy things, according to my mom who heard from my aunt ;)


5 Responses to “Quick update from Ithaca”

  1. kylieps
    November 27th, 2006 @ 1:34 am

    Mmm! Can’t wait to see that cabled purse. I’m ashamed to say this, but, we sell Rowan silk wool? I’ll have to check that out.

  2. Elizabeth
    November 28th, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

    Hi Connie! I saw your sweater at the shop a few weeks ago – beautiful!

  3. Jessica
    November 28th, 2006 @ 5:14 pm

    Hi Connie, It was nice seeing you at the shop last week! Loved seeing your bag in progress and hope it’s going well!

  4. Connie
    November 28th, 2006 @ 6:48 pm

    It was good (and always is) to see you too! I love just chilling out at the store and knitting even when other commitments call! :) Hopefully I’ll see you again soon.

  5. Hickory
    November 28th, 2006 @ 11:11 pm


    YOU are never a pest! I love when you come to visit.


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