Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I'm currently having a quiet, heart flutter over a new Norah Gaughan design, Peterborough.

I inherited 7 skeins of Berroco Softwist last year,

and just bought 6 more skeins from a fellow Raveler's stash, so that I'd have enough to make this cardigan.

I'm waiting for my LYS to let me know that they've got the book in, so that I cast on! The dye lots are different, so I hope they match well enough!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Cute and Useful

While at my LYS for knit night, I was easily persuaded to buy the cutest and most useful stitch markers I've ever seen! Each marker has an abbreviation on it - so it's easier to remember what stitch is next!

I was worried that they would be too sticky to move along the needle, like some rubber stitch markers are - but I tried one it worked great!

And Oops! How did this wind up in my shopping bag?

3 skeins of Misti Alpaca Lace in Dark Tan. Perfect for a Hannah Fettig pattern like Wispy, or another Whisper Cardigan (but longer in length, with longer sleeves).

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Fur Is on Its Way

Christine did an amazing job - she spun 100% of the fur - nothing was added. There will be enough to make a scarf out of each one. I was a little verklempt when she sent me the pic. I can't wait to get it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Straw Into Gold

After many years of collection, I finally found someone to spin my bunnies' fur into yarn for me!

I sent the package to Texas at the beginning of October - the wait time is 10-13 weeks. I'll post an picture when the yarn arrives!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

back safely

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Friday, April 23, 2010

thought for a second

That this day may never come.
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au revoir, Paris

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a beautiful spring day

We ate our last dejuner and are now sitting and enjoying the Seine.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hello, Echarpe.

We'll always have Paris.
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knew we were close

When I heard someone singing Riders on the Storm to themselves.
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