Friday, June 30, 2006

live to knit

Not much going on in my knitting world. I’m working on the front part of the Eliza tank, but I don’t have anything else going on besides that. This week I’ve been surfing knitting sites for new patterns, yarn, and what not. Here are some of the things I found that were interesting and would like to share:

  • Blue Alvarez’s “Licorice Whip”- a lacy summer sweater. Her designs are cute, though I haven’t made any yet. This might be first, because it’s by far my favorite. She suggests 100% cotton, but I’m sure a wool replacement would make for a toasty fall knit.
  • “Nautie” by Knitty- I’m feeling the need to stashbust and I think this stuffed sea creature is too cute. I gave my away my last stuffie, Andes, to my 4-year old nephew. I figured he would be a more appropriate owner. But this is a good summer stuffie I might just give away.
  • “Tips on Walking and Knitting at the Same Time”- posted by a Craftster gal. I actually saw a woman knitting while driving a few weeks ago when we were stuck in traffic in Philadelphia (FU, Penndot). The pace was a very slow crawl so it wasn’t exactly dangerous. Needless to say I was in awe. I don’t think I’ll ever be so hardcore as to knit while walking or driving. Walking and knitting seems like a safer combination so if you want to give it a whirl give it a clicky-clicky.

Camping in the 1,000 Islands was very nice. We had a lovely time at Wellesley Island State Park and will want to go back again. The place is freaking huge. It’s a hike to just walk around the campgrounds. We never touched the hiking trails. Nor did we go canoeing. But that’s ok; something to look forward to for next time. I got bit up pretty bad on my one leg. I don’t think I’ve ever had bug bites that made me look like I have the “the plague”. Not pleasant, but they’re healing. Note to self: next time buy the damn bug spray.

While waiting for our boat tour at Alexandria Bay, Mr. V and I walked around some gift shops. One store actually had a section of YARN! A little corner tucked away in the back devoted just to yarn. Of course I had to fondle, though, sadly I made no purchases. I have more yarn than I know what to do with. I was tempted though because they had Cascade 220 Superwash on sale for $5. >.< But it was a nice surprise.

I’ll post some Mr.V’s digital pics this weekend. I still use film, so I’ll be waiting a while for my images. I’ll post some Eliza pics soon too.

For you locals: Fireworks are at the Inner Harbor this year and start at 9:30 pm. I’m not going, but I figure I’d pass it along.

1 comment:

Karin said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Looking forward to pics.