23 April 2010

A Couple of Reasons

Reason #5,467,873 why I love living in New York:

I saw Channing Tatum filming a movie in my neighborhood. Just as I got off at my train stop.

Reason #1,267,589 why I really, REALLY need an iPhone:

I saw Channing Tatum filming a movie in my neighborhood. Just as I got off at my train stop.

22 April 2010

I'm So Excited, and I just Can't Hide It!

In just about a week, I am heading down to Maryland via Philadelphia to:
Maryland Sheep & Wool! I'm heading down there with my knitting group and staying the night in Baltimore so we can be there both days. I'm definitely going to be seeing alot of these:And these:
And pet some of these:
See some dogs round up sheep a la Babe:
And try not to get toooooooo much of this:(Seriously, if looking at Brooklyn Tweed's Flickr photostream doesn't make you go, "I want to learn how to knit that!" I wouldn't know what to do).

17 April 2010

River Rocks

I finally finished my first shawl: the Akimbo, designed by Stephen West. I call it "River Rocks" because the multicolored and solid yarns I used for this remind me of looking through a crystal clear river to the flat rocks within.
I kinda like wearing it more like a scarf around my neck. Perfect for this recent bout of cold weather we've been having.

09 April 2010

My Knitting Action

Last week, I went with my local knitting group to a talk given by Jared Flood, one of my favorite knitting designers. I seriously want to knit up everything he has done (so far I have done a Hemlock Ring blanket for my old koto teacher back in Japan).

Anyway, there were people taking pictures of the event, and I ended up on the blog! Here is an action picture of me knitting:That's me wearing my Fetching fingerless mittens, working on my Akimbo Shawl.