|Meet my first sweater… you may remember that I referred to this one as Burlap Sack. I knew it would come in handy one day… and this weekend, it really fit the bill: it was huge and comfy and warm. Perfect for the days when you just sit around the house and do nothing. I don’t feel comfortable wearing the sweater out, mainly because it DOES look like a burlap sack, and is way too big, but I do love wearing it around the house!|
I did not get to meet up with any knitty buddies this weekend, due to school assignments and SNOW. I am behind on my blog comments and emails, so if you are expecting to hear from me, I will get back to you very soon. Sorry for the delay!
We did venture out on Saturday… Kris has been sick and was getting "cabin fever", and I was looking for an opportunity to visit one of my favorite places… so, an abbreviated installment of Lolly’s Favorite Things is in order!
Baltimore Book Thing!
Located in a rowhouse near my old work, Baltimore’s Book Thing prides itself on being a completely free establishment for trading and donating books and periodicals. You can donate books, and you can take books–as many as you want, no questions asked. When they first started a few years ago, they were little known and had to get the word out… now you can barely walk in the rowhouse due to the stacks of books all over, and the groups of people that come in and out. Considering the amount of books that are cycled through each week, they keep things surprisingly organized. I was a book hoarder for so many years, and now I happily donate the books that I will not read again to the Book Thing. I donated about 100 books and mags, and only walked out with one: The Floating Book, which just came out last year, and looks very good. I scouted the craft section for some vintage knitting/craft books, but no luck this time. It is all about the season and time you make it there… maybe next time!
Speaking of knitting, I was bad this weekend, and got a bad case of startitis… Balmoral was set aside (with warmer weather nigh, should I continue working on this wool/mohair cardi? I may postpone work on it until late summer or fall… TBD), and I was lured in by Tempting. That name is oh-so-fitting. I needed a simple knit that was portable and train-friendly. Tempting is knit in the round, and I was excited about trying this yarn, DB Cashmerino Aran. So far, it is a dream to work with… I am planning to extend the sleeves to the elbow, and already have a great white satin ribbon for the eyelet. Thanks to Amylovie for her tips on this sweater — check out her finished Tempting here! Love it! I can only hope mine will look this good!
|The Lucky Clover Wrap knitalong kicks off today! There is still plenty of time to join up–and nearly 40 people are already planning to knit this cardi! Check out the blog for some great discussion, and some pretty pictures. I am not planning to start this cardi yet, but will definitely cast on in the next few weeks. Email me to join!|
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This is my "Spring Break" for university, but it does not feel like Spring with 5 inches of snow on the ground… and it does not feel like a Break when I have to go to work and then write my research paper… ah, c’est la vie!