Thursday, March 06, 2008


I can't believe I've let so much time pass since my last post. I have been busy with school, soccer and baseball (both boys in both sports), knitting and crocheting like crazy. I've got stuff to show you, both good and bad, I just can't seem to pull out the camera and make it happen.

Part of what's holding me back, is it's midterm week, and that means lots of work for me and my students. Another thing is, I'm taking a trip with Mr. Zoysia this weekend to NYC. I'm so excited about that. We've got lots of things planned. I've been to NYC lots of times before, but I was always in starving artist mode. I'm finally going on a bit more than a shoestring budget and will be able to do a few things I never did before. Like see a Broadway show and go to the Symphony. I'm really psyched about the Symphony. There's something about live strings that just goes to the core of me.

One of the things I'm most looking forward to is meeting Sharon, from Gimmesanity. I know, isn't it cool? I may even get to meet the Monkey! I'm just beside myself.

I'm not really prepared for the trip. I've got prescriptions to fill, clothes to wash, bags to pack, plans to make. I thought I'd make myself a hat and some mittens cuz I know it's cold as hell up there. I did get one mitten made, but didn't like the final product, so I never made its mate. I used the White Witch Mitts from Knitting Daily IWP, which called for Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight, but I used Blue Sky Alpaca Silk, also sport weight. My mitten turned out too small, and the colors didn't contrast as much as I thought they would:


I did get a hat made for Mr. Z, but I he wore it last night, and I can't find it to take a picture of. It's We Call Them Pirates in Blue Sky Alpaca Sports Weight (love, love, love that stuff) in light green and cream. It turned out great, but you'll just have to take my word for it. Maybe while we're in NYC, he'll wear it & I'll take a pic.

Maybe I'll knit myself a hat on the plane.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Airplane knittings sounds perfect! How wonderful that you get to meet Sharon. I like the mitten, but I see what you mean about not a lot of contrast.