Monday, December 28, 2009

Belated Summer Knitting

miriam mackAnother Side Slip Cloche from Boutique Knits. One of my best friends was visiting NYC and bought two skeins of Karabella Soft Tweed yarn at School Supplies. I had that yarn for months but nothing inspired me to knit it up. Then before I left to visit her in Israel, I was looking through Boutique Knits and I knew it would be a perfect match.

I wanted the hat to be "Made in Israel" so I cast on at the airport and knit throug
hout the plane trip and while I was traveling. I really wanted to take on FO photo on the promenade over looking the old city by her house, bu
t it didn't work out that way. I ended up finishing the hat in Israeli airspace on the journey home. I didn't end up sending it until way later.

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Yarn: Karabella Soft Tweed - absolutely wonderful to knit.
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trusty #7 hat size circulars, #8 and #7 DPNs to finish.
Thoughts: Love for my friend Michelle while knitting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


My first big bout as a skater for Ithaca (finally I've recovered from tearing the cartilage in my knee!). We played up in Rochester. There were about 1000 people there. I was mostly supposed to play back blocker or outside and jam a few times, but one of the main jammers broke her nose in the middle of the first half. So I subbed in for her.

It was surreal hearing the commentators talking about me as I skated. I had a good time, but my legs were utterly exhausted at the end of the bout. I got knocked down so many times. Getting back up and sprinting back to the pack really wore me down. Wouldn't trade the experience for anything, though.

I love how in this picture it's really evident that we are playing as a team: Rage is taking care of Roc City's back blocker for me and Thunder Vittles is watching that no one is coming after me as I skate by. :-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Homemade Goodness

My first kim chee made with cabbage, cucumber, carrot, scallions and broccoli. It turned out yummy and even though I knew it was supposed to bubble, I was very surprised by the amount of bubbling when I first opened it.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sideways Grande Hat in Malabrigo Worsted

Another hat from Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin. I love the look of this hat in the book, but not so much on me. The twist I tried and hated. I replaced it with a cable picked up from the crown and sewn underneath. I might chuck the whole twist Idea and opt for buttons.

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I'm very pleased with the way the Malabrigo worsted knit up. The feel, look and texture are perfect. Baby Grande Alpaca would have been soft. However I was afraid of shedding, stretching and loss of stitch definition. Plus it was in my stash and waiting to be knit into a hat.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

4 by 4 by 4 by 4

I was tagged by Cayli! My challenge is to:
  • Go to my 4th picture folder
  • Post my the fourth picture in that folder
  • Tell 4 things about that photo
  • And tag 4 other people

So I will do just that:

  1. This is a photo of a corona or halo around the moon. It was incredible that night.

  2. I took it with my digital and did not have a tripod. I was lucky that it was not blurrier.

  3. Now I know how to use an old rangefinder that I got when my grandmother passed on. If I had been able to use it that night I would have taken a better photo.

  4. I've always been fascinated by the night sky, but one of my favorite sites, Atmospheric Optics, has inspired me and made me aware that there is so much more to see.

If you read this, consider yourself tagged!