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May 25, 2004

baby knitting

(This entry does not tell you how to knit a baby. You'll have to look that up on your own.)

All my friends are having babies! And I want to knit for all of them!

Patterned sock yarn is turning out to be a good friend -- Regia and Opal look great in baby clothes. Both are machine washable, so I don't have to worry about conveying care instructions.

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride knits up super quickly, but can only be used for babies with wool-savvy parents. Knit to a proper gauge (about 5 stitches to the inch) it won't shrink too much, but it's best not to tempt fate.

In cottons, the new "Cotton Stria" from Manos del Uruguay is also terrific -- unbelievably soft. Selfishly, before I make a baby garment out of it, I'm making a scarf in a very Shrek-y chartreuse.

What are other people's favorite "knitting for babies" yarns? I'd love to hear more suggestions.

Posted by Rose at 11:55 AM | Comments (2)

May 14, 2004

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival -- moblog style

Hey everyone! Now that you've seen all the wonderful MDSW pictures people came home with, you can see my low-res cellphone ones, which actually came out pretty nicely, if I do say so.

Here's where to go: Yarnivore's moblog

If your cellphone can take pictures, I encourage you to sign up there -- it's a nifty service.

Posted by Rose at 08:25 AM

May 06, 2004

A good day

I played with yarn. I had food in a bowl. And I got the poshest imaginable haircut at Arrojo Studio, for peanuts, because I met a nifty woman who's a student there.



And I got interviewed by a woman who's making a documentary on the Church of Craft.

Whee! And tomorrow I get to go hear Francis open for Life in a Blender!


Posted by Rose at 12:49 AM | Comments (3)

May 03, 2004

Spin, baby, spin!

The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival rocked. Sheep! And yarn! And wool! And cool people! Knitbloggers and shop owners and sheep fanatics and locals, all wandering around eating lamb bbq and fried twinkies and other excellent victuals.

I met Bonne Marie and Theresa, and they were both gorgeous and gracious and fun as all-get-out to hang with. I met a million vendors, and saw unbelievably beautiful yarn -- all of which needed to come home with me.

Unfortunately, only some of the yarn and wool came home with me. But it was the niftiest most wonderful stuff, of course -- I'll take photos at home and post all the goodies I brought home.

Whee! If you can possibly make the trip, Maryland is really incredibly fun. Who needs roller coasters when you can both eat midway food and browse spinning wheels? Not me!

Posted by Rose at 01:27 PM