Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Won't you be my neighbor?

Yummy! The sumptuous buffet of Neighborhood Yarns that we dined upon tonight at Knit Happens. Being bad never felt so...soft. Aaah!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sleepy time

Ivy is sooo happy to have a nice comfy shoebox to snooze in.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I think Samus is afraid of me. This is as far as he's peeked out of his bag all week. How, you ask, can I be sooo close to the end of a project and yet seem unable to finish it? I scared him off, that's the only possible explanation. Hopefully I'll coax him out of his bag and onto the blocking board by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, with Samus cowering in his bag, I've been plenty busy: the VA Fall Fiber Festival with Sangeeta, finally getting on Facebook and rediscovering old friends, a 7 mile hike with Taz, several dinners and lunches with friends, a TON of work at my "real" (paid) job, and an unblogable surprise project that I didn't take pictures of and can't tell you about until next week.

So, USB cable gods willing, I should have some good knitting and stash growth pics for you then. Until then, I'm taking suggestions on how to sweet talk an almost-finished cardigan into taking a bath.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Free Burma!

"May we be free of torture, may there be peace in hearts and minds as our kindness spreads around the world."

You may have heard about the peaceful protests led by Buddhist monks in Burma in recent weeks, in which monasteries were raided, many people were shot, and many more arrested. When the people of Burma last staged mass pro-democracy protests back in 1988, the military junta murdered thousands.

Free Burma!

Today is the International Bloggers' Day for Burma. You can learn more about it by clicking on the image above. They have a petition you can sign, and links to more information and online actions. Please note that clicking on the image above will take you to an "entry" page for the site with just one image on it. If you click on this image, it will take you inside the site.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sooo close!

Ok, so it didn't get done in time for the Harlot (photos of a room full of knitter's clapping for me when I finished seaming it forthcoming upon discovery of USB cable), but I am so close to finishing Samus, I can taste it! The i-cord edging is done except for the cuffs, and the ends are all woven in, so tonight I went to the store to buy the ribbon I need when I install the zipper. A huge craft store, with aisle upon aisle of posterboard, fake flowers, glue guns, and beads, and this was the only ribbon I could find that even came close to matching the yarn or the zipper. Think it'll work?