Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thursday = knitting. Or sewing?

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting knitting sensations Kay and Ann of Mason-Dixon. They made an appearance at Seaport Yarn for a book signing and project demonstration. I had never been to Seaport Yarn before, and I have just one thing to say about it: Yikes. No more on the topic. But you can read a description of the store in Kay's post.

I haven't had a chance to look very closely at their book yet, but I've heard so many great things about it. I'm already loving this:

Isn't it fun and colorful?

In other news, the mailman has been bringing lots of little treats to our house lately, including one of Alicia's sweet collaged canvases.

Thanks, Alicia!

And here is the Lorna's Laces sock yarn that Emily sent. I think it's so pretty, I could hardly restrain myself from rushing down to Purl to get long circular needles so I can teach myself the magic loop method for my socks. So I didn't (restrain myself, that is).

And here we are, yarn wound and ready to go. Those needles? Yeah. Size 0. I'm scared; they're as thin as the cable that holds them together, and I've never knit with anything smaller than a size 3 needle before. But I have decided that the Leaf Lace socks must be made. Bebe's socks are finished and I'm ready for a serious challenge.

But tonight, no knitting. I have some Japanese fabric from Purl Patchwork that is begging to be made into a skirt. Socks must wait.


  1. Oh my gosh I can't wait to see that skirt! This is some fabulous mail and you are totally making me want to start knitting another pair of socks! Which is not good *wink*!

  2. Your Lornas Laces looks lovely. I am still waiting for mine, but having to cross the border will take a bit longer I expect. I can't wait! :)

  3. how in the world do you get kid and cat to pose for all of your cute pictures?!

  4. Oh, I bet you're talking about the purple-selvage fabric for the skirt. They are unbelievably delicious and just perfect for skirts.

  5. Is that Lorna's Laces color "Vera" by any chance? I just finished a pair of socks using that color, and they turned out well. I just found your blog via Mason-Dixon Knitting, and I'm loving it. Keep up the beautiful work!