A new shawl pattern out, Mrs. Blandings, which can be purchased here. As a lover of changing colors (yarns, paints, wall colors, you name it), here is a clip that explains simply everything. I wonder if anyone else can relate.
I worked this weekend at Coggeshall Farms with my friend, Cary. She is the dyer of Gigi Bonin Yarns and she had a booth in their fiber festival. There were alpacas, raindrops, and lots of nice knitting peeps about. What a fun time!
Looking at hotels in Paris for this summer. Back in the day, the travel agent booked it (or Let's Go Europe told us which hostel was coolest) but now with Expedia I could look all day and never make a decision. I love having all of the choices at my fingertips, such as this hotel in the Marais.
Breakfast on the balcony. I could get use to that!
One of the rooms with a punching bag. I could really use this in my own house! What a cool idea. I could knit one in pink...
It's daff season! Finally, it seems winter is over. Today, I'm pleased to announce that Junior, who has had a bowl cut since the age of 2, and refused to have anything else ("It's my skater cut!") allowed a "de-bowling" in honor of his first communion. I had to agree to allow his sideburns to remain but I believe in parental concessions in the name of apostolic progress.
Here, you can see lilac colored yarn drying - a sample from my friend, Cary, of Gigi Bonin yarns. I'm making a baby dress design out of it. Puffed sleeves, seed stitch empire waist...I think you guys will like it a lot. I wish this photo didn't point out to me that I have to clean the outside of my windows. On the other hand, that seems like an excellent way to earn Minecraft time. Clean a window, get thirty minutes in the nether. Those of you w/ kids under the age of 20: I'm sure that last sentence made sense to you, just as seeing the license plate SSK the other day did to me. I want that license plate.