Sunday, September 30, 2007

Like a hole in the head...

A new hobby is not really something I need right now. Knitting and my dallying in spinning takes up a lot of time (not to mention an entire closet-full of yarn, fiber and other stuff), and I really could benefit from other ways to spend my time, like continuing to put together our house, and getting my *ss to the gym. But I couldn't really resist signing up for an intro to quilting class at the new fabric store in Narberth. This will lead to the purchase of a sewing machine, I'm sure, and I just stocked up on all sorts of supplies like fabric scissors and a rotary cutter. Class starts at the end of October, so stay tuned for updates on Caroline's adventures in quilting...

Some Recently Finished items

A lot of travel leads to fewer posts, but more knitting. In the past month I've been to North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee and Connecticut for work and for fun, which means hours of plane and car rides for knitting. Oh, and also it means spotting John Waters in the Knoxville airport and on my flight back to Philly. Frankly, I was kind of wondering what I was doing Knoxville, but I really wonder why John Waters was there. A southern version of Hairspray?
The Baby Burlbaw collection continues to grow:

The pink kimono is knit in a cotton/merino blend that I picked up at the String moving sale back in February. There is probably enough left for a hat and booties, which may or may not get made. The multi-colored kimono is made with Peaches and Cream and the hat in Be Sweet Magic Ball. An eyelet baby blanket is almost done too, and then I'll get to work on another blanket and a hat and mitten set.
The Hat and Booties I knit a few months ago now have a good home with the newborn son of a co-worker:
And Scott's Camo Socks are also finally finished, much to his surprise....
These are knit in Lorna's Laces shepherd sock camouflage (yes, somewhat obvious based on how they knit up...) and the pattern is from Knitting Vintage Socks.
So that is some of the recently completed stuff - maybe I'll get some of it up on Ravelry one of these days.

Monday, September 10, 2007


on Ravelry. Here is what the wait list checker says:

  • You signed up on June 29, 2007
  • You are #11558 on the list.
  • 4 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 20153 people are behind you in line.
  • 36% of the list has been invited so far
So hopefully the invite will arrive tomorrow.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Life in general

I was going to write a long post about the circle of life. Instead, just a quick snippet about the surreal nature of yesterday. I was in Chapel Hill, NC for a college friend's memorial service, which was absolutely tragic. In the afternoon I visited Neely and Richard in Raleigh and met Sylvie (who is two, and it is really abysmal that I hadn't met her until yesterday) and Lucy, who is three days old today.
So needless to say, the past few days have been very pensive... i could write volumes about everything from keeping in better touch with friends to the unjustness of untimely deaths not only for the deceased but their families to the beauty of new life. But not today.