Archive for August, 2009

Aug 25 2009

Flower Power

Published by under FOs

So it turns out I’ve done a pair of socks a month so far this year. You could use me as a calendar. Pattern: Thuja socks by Bobby Ziegler Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in Flower Power, a destash from a friend Needles: US1/2.25mm Notes: So these socks go back over a […]

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Aug 24 2009


So I had a birthday this weekend, which involved visiting with some friends, singing some karaoke, and, of course, some yarn: Amy’s Vintage Office sock yarn from Lorna’s Laces, a gift from J., and some Wollmeise superwash from Melissa, who also made the beautiful bag the yarn is in. She even lined it with a […]

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Aug 15 2009

Day at the Beach

Published by under Traveling Sock,wips

Literally! I was at a picnic today, where I dined on lots of shellfish: drank lots of delicious delicious pomegranate Mike’s, and waded in the water. This is the beach where I learned to swim back in the day, and I love every last rock and gigantic chunk of seaweed. There’s a little sand in […]

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Aug 11 2009


Yesterday, before my knitting group met up, I had a walk through the Union Square Greenmarket, and my eyes fell on some plums. You should buy those and make plum cake, I thought. Dad really loves plums. It doesn’t hurt that lots of people have been blogging about making plum cake lately. So I bought […]

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Aug 09 2009

Koigu Shawl

Published by under Blather

This is an older knit that I finished last December. It was my stress knitting while I was crunching out the last of my Master’s thesis, a nice soothing garter stitch project that I could work on while I read and reread source material. Since it was finished up between the bustle of coursework and […]

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Aug 08 2009


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Right now, all the way across the country in Portland, there are countless sock knitters breaking world knitting records and taking classes with Very Famous Knitters and attacking the vendor floor, including my own dear buddies Glenna and Rebecca. (They are blogging their way through it, if you’d like to live vicariously like me.) Anyway. […]

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Aug 05 2009

July Wrap-Up

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July was a month of traveling hither, thither and yon. I had several professional conferences to visit, so I was bouncing from DC to Chicago back to DC. Lots of time on planes and trains, including a delightful seatmate on Amtrak who decided he would try to use me in lieu of getting an actual […]

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