Friday, April 25, 2008

Interweave Knits Preview

It's out. And there are several fabulous projects, but so far, I'm so loving this. And I want to make it. Now. Said the knitter who's already up to her elbows in knitting the clapotis.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sock Knitting with the Yarn Harlot

The Yarn Harlot came to town again with more funny knitting stories and adventures to share with us! A group of Purly Girls met up there for a little knitting and laughing. Since the Yarn Harlot does love her sock knitting, I thought it would be the ideal time to start my second sock.

Mara was able to join us. She brought her sock knitting too and she finished it. And yes, that is all the yarn she had left when she finished. Nice knitting.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day. A day we stop and take stock at how we've managed to pillage, plow and pollute a good chunk or our air, water and land. But now, we realize the damage we've done and hopefully (for some of us) realize there are small steps we can take to start fixing the damage we've done.
Whether it's recycling, busing, composting or what, every little bit helps. I enjoy living in a city that is very eco-friendly and offers lots of tips and resources to help folks be a little kinder to this little ol' world we live in.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


My folks came to town this weekend and we headed north to the Tulip Festival. Thanks to our really cold and wet winter not all of the tulips were in bloom, but most of them were beginning to pop out. We were treated not only to the tulips, but to this freakishly warm and sunny day for springtime in Seattle! It was a perfect weekend!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Time for a knitalong!

Tonight I decided to join Supergirl and head over to the book reading/sign for Larissa Brown's book knitalong: Celebration the Tradition of Knitting Together. It was really interesting to hear why she and her husband decided to write a knitting book together. (Her hubby Martin is a writer and said he'd learn to knit during this process. He knit a bookmark and called it good.) They chronicled the history of why people knit together. It used to be out of necessity at times of war, but now it's more of a social gathering or for charity. I know what she's talking about. When I first was knitting, I knit with my friend Shannon. We were the only ones knitting in public. Every single time. But then I moved to Seattle, and discovered Shannon and I weren't such oddities the folks of Boise made us feel like as we knitted in public. It's true what Larissa said about being around other knitters: they make you want to challenge yourself and try something new. That has been my experience with the Purly Girls as I always feel so inspired by all their talent and creativity!

Monday, April 07, 2008

To the jackass who did this:

I'd just like to say we've got you on video tape. Yes sir, that's right, you. The one who smashed about 8-10 car windows in our parking lot Monday morning, and stole a bunch of stuff, your mug is on our video tape surveillance for the condos. And we're pissed. Pissed because, sadly, you're not the first jackass to do this to us. But now that this has happened again, we're all ready to use our new fancy-schmancy video stuff to track your lazy-law-breaking-stupid-ass down and haul you to jail. Where I have no doubt your new "roommie" will find your scrawny ass sexy and make you his new bitch. It's called karma. And you have official screwed yours over.
*I would have had a better car break in picture but our maintenance man clean up all the glass.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Ready to quilt

After making some readjustments to the quilt top (couldn't make the triangles and diamonds meet up) I've got the top pieced together. Now I'm ready to start machine quilting! We'll see how this new crafting adventure works!

*Several people wanted to know about the cute flannel fabric I got for the backing. It's by Michael Miller Fabrics LLC. called the Retro Rocket Rascals. I got it at Nancy's Sew Basket in Queen Anne. However, I bought the last of it! Sorry about that....

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Project Update

The ribbed side
I've got one sock finished. So far I haven't had the time or brain power to cast on for the second one.
The cabled side
But as long as I've matching toe nail polish, I think I'll be set!
The Clapotis is also growing. I'm almost finished with the increases, then I knit a little more, then comes the decreases and dropping! Everyone says that's the fun part so I'm ready to be at the fun part!