Knitting Librarian

A knitting scrapbook to keep track of things I've knitted and/or would like to knit someday.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Yarn Shop Magnetism

I was in Seattle last weekend for ALA, and I had no plans to visit any yarn shops. Wouldn't you know it, I was strolling through Belltown Saturday night and happened upon So Much Yarn Knitting. So am I just lucky? Or do yarn shops exert an unconscious magnetic pull on me? I am static electricity woman, you know.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

6 Weird Things

I tried to come up 6 weird things about me, as requested, but they were all scary (my fear of flying is increasing as I age, and I don't scrape ice off my car windows but instead only make a little porthole to see out of). So here is the most non-traumatic-to-myself-or-others weird thing I can think of about myself:

I get really bad static electricity when the air is dry, particularly if I'm wearing wool, which I often am, since I KNIT. Sometimes when I go to open my car door I get shocked so badly it makes me drop my keys. Because of this, I am paranoid about opening doors with metal handles. If I'm with Brian I make him open doors for me - not to be polite, but to save me from getting zapped. I will often hesitate in front of a door, steeling (ha) myself to open it. I think that people must think I'm obsessive-compulsive because I look so weird hesitating before opening a door.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Long Time No Blog

I'm blaming the holidays.

I have been knitting, of course, and here is the status on my many projects:

scarf from Knitty. Made with gift yarn from England.

Still in progress:

Brian's sweater. I'm up to the collar on the back, and working my way up on the front:

Here's the cabin in Westmoreland State Park, where I did the bulk of the work on Brian's sweater over the winter break:

Here's the beginning of the shawl I'm working on to wear to a friend's wedding at the end of March. I hope to make some headway on it during my travels to and from Seattle for ALA's Midwinter Annual Meeting:

And finally, here's the beginning of sock #1 of the second pair of Pomatomus socks, which will hopefully be done in time for my mom's 60th b-day:

Oh, and here's some spinning that I've been working on:

So, lots of pictures and not much to say. Knit on!