Archive for March, 2008



I fly home tomorrow, my suitcase a little heavier and my wallet a bit lighter.

Learning To Fly

I leave in a couple days for a week in Atlanta which means my already sporadic posting will be even more sporadic. It has been over seven years since I was there last and I am sure a lot has changed. When I get back I’ll have pictures and stories and yarn from Knitch (Anna made me promise to go there).


sisters jumper

Pattern: Sister’s Jumper, available from Fiber Trends
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, colour #822
Needles: 24″ and 16″ Addi Turbo Circulars

This was a quick knit for Lamb’s Ear Yarns in Tacoma. It was also the first time I have ever followed a pattern without changing it several times. The models in the pattern were knit originally with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece which produced some minor gauge issues but they were easily overcome.


As I lay here in bed at 1 AM, surrounded by Himself, Misterpants, and Hugo D. Kitty I realize that there is far too much peen both in my bed and in my life.


Carefully controlled chaos is the best way I can describe Madrona this year. There were more people, more classes, and more vendors in the market. The only thing there wasn’t more of this year was money that I spent. Fellow Ravelers were met, much food and beverage was consumed, and it has become the one time each year I see several friends. I spun, I knit, I knit stuff I had just spun. I spent time with Steph (who cracks me up), with Judith (who I’ve decided I want to be when I grow up), and with Kathryn (who makes me never want to grow up). Most of all, the five days I spent there make me wish I didn’t have to wait 11 and a half months to do it all over again.