Friday, April 28, 2006

Yarn Harlot

As promised here are some pics from the trip Reba and I took to go see Stephanie Pearl-McPhee at Webs in Northampton, Mass.
Stephanie was great, witty, funny, self-deprecating - all the things I love about her. She seemed surprised by the number of knitters (and a couple of muggles I suspect) that came to see her but I wasn't.

Later we went to Webs and get this - I didn't buy ANY yarn! Can you believe it? I think I was on sensory overload. Reba and I were there for a total of 3 hours and there was just so much yarn, too much yarn for my tiny knitterly mind to comprehend. I'm ashamed to admit that I just couldn't handle it. I did, however, get Knitting Rules! signed.

Afterward Reba and I went to A to Z Science and Learning Store,

where Reba bought this sweet kite.

Finally we went to Osaka for some sushi before we hit the road. The trek up the mountain of stairs was worth it; not only was it some of the best sushi either of us ever had but our total bill was $35 - unheard of in the realm of Japanese cuisine.

Unfortunately it was raining and dark on the way home so it took us more like 4 hours than 3 to get home but it was fun. I haven't made a last minute road trip with a girlfriend since before E was born and I had a great time.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Make: Craft

Make, the coolest DIY magazine ever, is releasing a new craft magazine this fall called, appropriately enough, Craft. Pretty cool.


Sunday, April 23, 2006

WIPs and Belated Thanks

First I need to thank my Secret Pal for her latest package. Included was a multidirectional scarf

and these beautiful stitch markers that she made herself (there are actually 4 of the yellow ones).

I can't believe she took the time to make both items in my package and I really appreciate it. Thank you!

I am in the process of sewing this together:

Making another one in these colors:

and hopefully finishing the pinwheel blanket (and writing a paper) by the 29th for a baby shower.

Coming up: Pictures from the trip Reba and I took to go see the Yarn Harlot.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Knit tagging

Knitta: the art of knitting cozies for random placement out in the world. It's graffitti with yarn.


Thursday, April 06, 2006

I'm Not Alone

It's nice to know I'm not the only one...

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

8-sided cleaning cloth????

Bill here. Make the drudgery of housework fun... with science! It's not knitting, but it is crafty. This YouYube video shows how to turn a simple cloth into an 8 (or even 16)-sided super cleaning cloth! It's in Japanese, but the genius of this design is universal.

Thanks to Eve for pointing this out.