so, after about a year of deliberation, queuing and un-queueing and debating yarns and fibers, I have finally cast on Tubey. I decided on Wool-Ease (it was on sale) though I am considering future versions in cashmere and cotton.

The Wool Ease is a worsted weight and the pattern calls for Aran weight. I ended up going down to US 4 & 5 to get a fabric that I like - so I am knitting to my measurements as opposed to following the pattern size specifically. I've got the back and about 2/3 of one sleeve done.

Colin helped with the photoshoot....


TGIF- 2008 in review

Since the year went out flipping me the bird on the way, it is tough for me to look through all of the crap to see all of the things that I am grateful for and they are there...

  • friends old an new
  • pleasant surprises
  • seeing old friends in new ways
  • taking a walk on the "wild side"
  • turning 33
  • my beautiful boys
  • having everything we NEED
  • knowing what we NEED
  • tea - and the "tea fairy" who leaves me a fresh pot every morning
  • being appreciated, worshiped and adored
  • clarity of mind
  • strength of character
  • talent
  • generosity
  • beating up "bob" and hip tosses
  • the ability to help - and to accept help.

mostly.. I am not only gateful, but blessed to have the man that I married back. I missed him.


weekend in review

One of my FAVORITE Christmas gifts was a copy of Kate Jacobs' novel The Friday Night Knitting Club. I absolutely devoured this book in about 48 hours. I hate when I do that. I really enjoy a book and get sucked into it. I can't put it down. then... It is over too fast. sigh...
I enjoyed every page. There were some plot twist that I was SURE I had it all figured out, but, nope.. we were off on another path.
wonderfully written. well paced and the plot just seems to fly off the needles.
yes, there is the "K" word in the title and yes, there is yarn on the cover. BUT this is not just a book for knitters. This "club" could just as easily have been quilters or a book club or any other hobby group. we knitters know that we are an ecelctic group, but this book really shows the muggles how diverse we really are.
As much as I loved it, I'll not be putting it in hubby's "must read" stack (aka the bathroom book case) - and he is a knitter (as of last night)! This is a good book for anyone who enjoys a good "chik flick" or "chick lit". My copy also included a discussion guide in the back - presumably for book club use.