Weekend at Gudrun’s

I can’t make Rhinebeck this year, so my plans for meeting Gudrun, seeing Ysolda again, and generally getting my yarn geek on were foiled. When I emailed Gudrun and Ysolda to see if they might swing by NYC after Rhinebeck; plans were suddenly set in motion for me to visit them in Gudrun’s beautiful [...]

Lots to talk about, but…

I have lots to talk about after my extended weekend trip to western MA to stay with the talented Gudrun and her lovely family (Ysolda was also staying with them), but first I need to gather my thoughts and my few blurry phone camera snapshots.
When I came home last night, one of the first things [...]

My (brief) DC adventure

I can’t believe it’s already October! Where does the time go? I do look forward to this time of year, when the air turns chillier and the leaves change color; but seasons also remind me how quickly time passes. When I was a kid, the months dragged on interminably and summer seemed [...]

Ithaca, Part 2

I finally finished writing up the pattern I posted about working on the other day and as a little reward/break for myself before beginning the next pattern (which should be much easier to write I hope!), I’ll post a few pictures of the remainder of my trip last weekend to Ithaca.

Any trip to Ithaca isn’t [...]

Pattern Slog

This is the not so exciting view from my desk today. My older laptop is providing me with some background noise in the form of Mulder and Scully (I just re-discovered the X-files and that seasons 1-6 are vastly superior to the later seasons); and I’m trying to work out some charts on my [...]

A Break in Watkins Glen

After our yummy brunch with Laura on Saturday, Maurizio and I (with our friend Ivan in tow), headed to Watkins Glen for an afternoon. The series of canyons and waterfalls in the small park were carved out by glaciers and streams over many many years and are breathtakingly beautiful – a natural geological wonder [...]

Fun in Ithaca (er, Trumansburg)

Maurizio took one of his precious vacation days on Friday and we made the drive up to Ithaca early in the morning. So early, in fact, that we made it into town by Friday noon-ish and went straight to my favorite yarn shop in the world, Knitting Etc Ithaca. Hickory was working, but [...]

My New Home

Welcome to my new home on the internet!
Totally copying Kat, I worked with Tad, whose other half I already knew and admired. Getting my own domain name and changing to Wordpress are things I’ve wanted to do for a while, but the learning curve seemed so steep and I always found excuses to put [...]

The Mountain View Cardigan

The Mountain View Cardigan is a long cardigan that skims past the hips and can be worked in a light weight fiber (green sample is knit in Euroflax sportweight linen) for a crisp, drapey cover-all for those warm summer nights. Alternatively, a wooly sock weight yarn (smoke grey sample worked in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd [...]

Contest Winners

I drew two contest winners using my trusty random number generator in octave.
rachael redrabbit8584-at-aol-dotcom
and amanda kisforknitter-at-gmail-dot-com
I’ll be emailing you both now for your pattern choices. Congratulations and thank you everyone for commenting.

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