Archive for September, 2007

oooo, baby, do you know what that’s worth?

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

oooo, heaven is a place on earrrthhhhh…

This weekend, Adam and I got to escape to a place I can only describe as magical.

If I show you the pictures, it will *look* like a completely average place, but to us, it was a little slice of heaven on earth.

My (blogless) friend Sarah K. lent us her little house in Woodstock :) We rode the motorcycle up from the Bronx (which was an awesome adventure it itself) and we’d planned to ride around and explore the area. However, as soon as we stepped in the front door, we knew we didn’t really want to be anywhere else.

We lounged, we listened to records (RECORDS!!!), we looked through old books, we played backgammon, Adam cooked, I knit, and we both soaked in the amazing vibe surrounding Sarah’s little house. It used to belong to her great-aunt Skip, and from the little she’s told me about Skip, and the feelings we had being in the house, I know she had to have been a kick-ass lady.

Besides the instantly comfortable vibe inside, and the amazing property surrounding the house, there is one other reason I thought I’d died and gone to my own personal little heaven:

Woodstock Wool Company was practically just *steps* away!

I’d like to tell you that that the Alpaca yumminess came home with me, but alas, we rode up on the bike, with just a wee backpack for our stuff. No room for yarn :( (even squished). {{sigh}}

The limited room, however, did not stop me from bringing my KNITTING on the trip! Further proof that my slump is over!!! If you don’t believe me, I present you with this:


Knit on 9s with 4 balls of Berrocco Suede in Black (actually, three balls and 3 rows worth of a 4th.)


My first *substantial* FO in the longest time EVER!


I’ve already started something new!! AND I SWATCHED!!!!

Ooohhhh, buut wait…

The INSANITY continues!

Not only did I SWATCH, BUT!

I washed the swatches…

…and I blocked the swatches!!!


(I don’t EVER think I’ve washed a swatch. like, EVER.)

Meet my new baby:

Central Park Hoodie!!

I am using some tastilicious Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed in color 6. FUCHIA! YES! I am 1″ into the ribbing on the left front and ON. MY. WAY.

(anyone who brings up Rogue at this point is going to get their asses kicked, and by *anyone*, you know who I mean.)

ok, it’s now 11:19, and nearing my bedtime. Apparently, I NEED a bedtime, or this old lady doesn’t get up in time, ends up rushing to work in the rain, and finds herself with a $75 red light ticket that she doesn’t mind getting because she’s just glad to still be alive and employed.

ps – Speaking of old, remind me to tell you next time about my 31 and 1/4 birthday celebration and why my boyfriend is the coolest mother-f’in boyfriend on the PLANET.