Sunday, March 30, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I like blues for spring. Could you tell?
There's also this waiting to be knit into a cowl:
Monday, March 24, 2014
This is our spring break, and I leave Wednesday bright and early for a conference. I'm taking today and tomorrow to really have a break--I'm trying to not do work (so far so good) and relaxing and knitting.
I'm casting on things in blue because, well, it is spring. This is the first one--the Erica scarf from One Skein Knitting Wonders, the sock yarn book.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Downtown Cowl. I like it.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
It is week 9 of winter term here--next week is 'dead' week (when student projects are due), the following week is finals week, then break. Then we start all over again for spring term.
I hate this time of year.
I'm wrapping up stuff for the end of the term, finishing work on a horrific committee I made the mistake of volunteering for, getting a couple of papers going (one on binge tv watching, one on spam, and one on biomimicry and advertising...just like casting on new projects I love starting new papers!).
Started socks for Tim using yarn purchased over the weekend:
Saturday, March 01, 2014
It is also the home of the Spruce Goose, and apparently there is an indoor waterpark right next door to the Spruce Goose where you go down a slide from an airplane. Anyway--we didn't go there but there's that.
McMinnville is so cute. The 'downtown' area is about eight blocks long, filled with cute little shops and unique restaurants. We picked the Creole one, Gem, and we both had po boys.
And McMinnville is the home of Boersma's.
Boersma's is a huge knitting store at the end of the main street with great selection and great prices. It is in an old building, two stories, and is everything a knitting store should be.
I bought: top row: two balls of Crystal Palace Kid Merino for a cowl.
Cascade Yarns Souk--a silk merino blend, hopefully enough for a cowl.
Two balls of Crystal Palace sausalito for socks for Tim.
I knitted on the way up, what will soon be a laptop sleeve: