Archive for July, 2009

Jul 28 2009

Slow Traveling

Published by under Traveling Sock,wips

I was on the road again this weekend; a short trip — I’m home already! I had to be down in Washington for a day so I took Amtrak down. So much preferable to planes. No crazy security lines, much more room to stretch out or to wander to get a cup of tea, and […]

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Jul 26 2009

International relations

Published by under Blather

So in case anybody couldn’t tell, I am an American — and a New Yorker. (Sometimes the New Yorker part comes first.) But I’m also pretty fond of lots of other countries, like Germany, which I visited in high school, and Austria, where I studied for a semester in college. And my family has roots […]

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Jul 22 2009

Seeing the Sights

Published by under FOs,Traveling Sock

I spent a week in Chicago, partly to attend the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and partly to play tourist. So, I decided, what could be more appropriate than knitting up my treasured Franklin’s Panopticon sock yarn, part of the Lorna’s Laces Color Commentary series. Franklin is one of my favorite knitbloggers (If you haven’t […]

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Jul 04 2009

June Wrap-up

Published by under monthly wrap-up

What better way to spend my Fourth than in my personal pursuit of happiness — that is to say, with yarn! (Also happiness: engaging in my annual re-watch of 1776, because, really, can it get any better than singing, dancing Founders harmonizing about the amazing powers of Jefferson’s violin playing? No. No, it cannot.) Here, […]

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Jul 01 2009


Published by under FOs

DENIM SILK LUTEA Pattern: Lutea Lace-Shoulder Shell, by Angela Hahn, from Interweave Knits Summer ’07 Yarn: Berocco Denim Silk, acquired from an estate sale last summer, just under 800 yards Needle: US8/5.0mm Notes: Fast fast knit! From cast-on to weaving in ends, this took me exactly a week. It was also easy and fun, and […]

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