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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Happy Spring!

One of the unfortunate aspects of spring semester is that finals time starts just as the weather becomes nice. So I often get stuck in the library while everyone I know who is not in law school goes out and enjoys the sunshine and warmth. We had a beautiful weekend in Connecticut, and I just couldn’t spend it couped up. Saturday morning was filled with yarn and sheepy goodness because Robert and I went to the Sheep and Wool Festival. I had a great time and succomded to the prettiness of some of the yarn (but I am pleases to say that I stayed under the budget I set for myself)

First up, I got sock yarn from Aisling Yarns in “Being There.” The booth had a lot of great colors but I ended up going with this one because I didn’t have anything else quite like it in my statsh already.

I also picked up two huge hanks of sportweight alpaca from Times Remembered, which is based in Slate Hill, NY. I am such a sucker for alpaca, its just soooo soft that I can’t resist it. I’m thinking of making the Gathered Pullover with this.

But of course this weekend was not entirely dedicated to buying. I had plently of car time to spend knitting thanks to the Sheep and Wool Festival and then an improptu trip to the shore to see Rob’s parents because it was just too nice to be in Hartford. I spent the time working on my Froot Loop socks, which I am quite pleased with. This pattern is super addictive, I love the cute little cables and O’s that it forms.

Oh and yes I did manage to get some study time in too.

Summer Dreamin’

Way back when at Christmas my mom and brother gave me the same book by accident. My brother offered to exchange the copy he bought for something else. After a month or two I figured he’d forgotten about it completely, but then along comes Easter and my brother gave me the copy of Lace Style that I requested.

I’ve been seriously covenanting some of the patterns in this book for awhile and am psyched to have it. I’m thinking the retro redux shrug, in maybe a cotton-wool blend, paired with this adorable dress from Heather Ross would be super cute.

Perfection. The perfect outfit for cool summer evenings on the Cape, strolling along the beach or downtown Hyannis with the man. Le sigh, I totally wish that it was summer already!

I’ve got a new toy…

It’s a knit kit!  I first found out about this handy little device on the Twist blog and instantly wanted one. 
Well, I got my wish on Friday.  Robert brought me lunch at work and surprised me by bringing this in addition to my falafel wrap.  (I know, he’s awesome)
I already like my knit kit so much better than the little pouch I usually carried with me. For one thing, it is much attractive then the kind of ugly pouch I used.  But more importantly, it’s just so organized, and it has everything in it that I usually need: scissors, crochet hook, tape measure, etc. All in one cute, convenient, little container.  
I believe Robert got mine from Sit n’ Knit in Bloomfield in case anyone is curious.
By the way, I did finish Robert’s socks and he has worn them a few times.  I just need to remember to take a picture of them sometime so that I can post about them.