19 April 2008
I am obsessed with Ravelry lately. The forums are so lively and fun, I wish I could read, post and knit all at the same time.
In other news, I had a lovely trip to Washington, D.C. a few weeks ago. Shawn and I went for just a couple of days, and had a wonderful time!
We stayed at the Hotel George, where we got a great deal. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. And free wine = yay.
Our first day we walked around the Captiol, and visited the National Botanic Gardens. The orchid show was phenomenal! And it was also the first place I noticed that there were so many interracial couples around. I've never noticed so many in one place before! And all combinations, which was rad.
After the gardens, we visited Stitch DC Capitol Hill store. What a blast! Marie, the owner is AWESOME. Wow, I wish I could visit every week! Shawn sat down for an hour and got restaurant tips, while I made new friends and hemmed and hawed over what to buy. I finally decided on a few things, including a skein of Tilli Tomas silk beaded yarn dyed especially for the Stitch DC store!
That night we visited the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial. It was a bit chilly so I got to wear the Cashsoft and mohair ascot I'd knitted for the occasion.
On Sunday, we did tons of fun stuff to make up for the somberness of the war memorials, so we went to the Air and Space Museum and Spy Museum. So much fun! Fake espionage and flight simulators always make for a good time. I can't wait to go back again!
31 March 2008
28 March 2008
27 March 2008
My current project is a shrug I'm making out of Misti Alpaca...you can find all the deets on my Ravelry. I know, I know. No pictures. There WILL be though. You mark my words. Or don't, because I'm probably lying.
I've encountered a few issues:
- It's too small. Yeah, all you swatchers are snickering right now. SHUT UP!
- My finishing looks HORRIBLE. The raglan seams look like I stapled them together with weird...yarn staples. I know I'm a better knitter than this, but can't figure out how I made the seams so wrinkly.
I've decided it's time for radical intervention. First step: Find a finishing course. I'll probably sign up at Article Pract or Knit One One. Step two: Rip that sucker to shreds. I love the yarn too much to let it sit in my pile of rotting yarn corpses never to be picked up again.