Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Yarn Fairy Visited AGAIN!

It's been a good yarn week for me. Simon's Aunt Elaine sent a package containing these two balls of yarn. I'm thinking springy scarf (or a summer one -- since today's high temp is 66F).

Thanks, Elaine!
Kate was not able to pose with this yarn. She's in her penthouse (also known as the top shelf of the wardrobe) and is three hours into her Sunday afternoon nap.

I haven't posted any of my knitting in long time. For several months I was working on Christmas 2008 gifts, so obviously I can't post those. But here are some socks that I'm about to send off to Afghans for Afghans for their Youth Campaign in Time for Winter.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Thanks, Jim!!!

Back in February, I not-so-subtly mentioned that Noro had come out with a sock yarn.

This afternoon when I returned home from running errands in Leiden, a package was waiting for me. It contained this sublime skein of Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn (color S188, to be precise). My pal Jim sent it to me from Halcyon Yarn (what a nice online shop!). Kate and I are both extremely excited about the yarn. I'd like to do socks for myself, but Kate is lobbying me to knit her a catsuit.

Like me, Kate always looks disgruntled in photos.

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Books Read in July

Umm . . . I was a rather lazy reader in July. In about two weeks, I'll be back to my full tutoring schedule. That means lots of reading time on the bus and the train.

Joyce Holms: Hidden Depths
P.D. James: Death in Holy Orders
Carolyn Parkhust: The Dogs of Babel
Ruth Rendell: Simisola
Barbara Vine: Grasshopper