Monday, February 9

Knitted fantasies

At the Brooklyn Dry Goods store, where everything was 20% off, I bought magical things:

The green yarn, Jamieson's Jumper Yarn, is a great shade that I don't find around here. Four skeins is 100 gms, 460 yds.

The coral yarn is Lobster Pot Yarns, cashmere -I think I will make the neckwarmer from IW Holiday Knits. I have a brown coat also and while I am not up a creek without a scarf, I think cashmere next to my neck will be just the thing.

I have seen Jan Messent's Knitted Gardens in catalogues for a long time and have wanted that book. A knitted world of flowers and cottages. BDG had a great variety of books that I haven't seen at local yarn stores (Loopy and Nana's), including Knitted Gardens. What I never saw in a catalogue are hedgehogs, squirrels, and doves:

I love this book as much as I thought. My first project will be a pond. I need to find instructions on how to knit a duck and a frog. Surround the pond by a garden of long grass then work into a cottage garden -

The University of Chicago laid off approx 450 people today so besides thinking about knitted gardens, I drank some wine, called April, and took a picture of a cat:

Next step is to have coffee with Julie.

Friday, February 6

It's not me, it's them

You Scored an A

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.

If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.

As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.

And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

The It's Its There Their They're Quiz

Thursday, February 5

Wandering but not lost

Lost is when you don't know how to get home. Or in the case of a trip out of town, how to get back to the hotel.

Instead of Brooklyn Dry Goods, DD#3 and I found this -

We thought the store was in the shadow of the bridge. Turns out the store is a mile in the opposite direction. I found it and my reward was 20% off everything I wanted.

The purpose of our trip to Brooklyn was

To get there, we used

After the day was over, I looked out the hotel window to see

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