EDITED TO ADD: Chloe, the yarn is yours, I just need some contact info! Unless this is Chloe who I know in real life. Please comment again or email me =)

I’m destashing! I think I’ve got some really decent stuff but you can see for yourself. Eric saw the bag of yarns I was giving away and had a cute reaction–he said “can any of them be for my blanket?” then dove, saucer-eyed towards a huge skein of Burlyspun. It was adorable! He tends towards the weirdest yarn he can find–tweeds, thick and thin, self striping (no novelties, though). Below is one of the prize items, in my opinion–7 balls of 100% cashmere in 70s pinks and browns. Hard to give away but I suspect it has a greater destiny than languishing in my stash.


Started my “new job” yesterday, which is really just a new position at Webs. I’m helping to put together the upcoming catalogs! It’s awesome! Sneak previewing yarns and patterns, making lists, waxing rhapsodic about yarn…I’m loving it! Also, Malea my office mate plays Modest Mouse, Radiohead, Schoolhouse Rocks (the Remix album!) and Frou Frou all day. AND I get to see stunning sweaters like my coworker Mary’s Beachcomber Tunic! It’s drop-dead pretty and the work(wo)manship is A+. It’s Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in a really cool mint green…inspiring. I love the banner on Mary’s blog…you KNOW how I feel about clotheslines…clotheslines with yarn dangling from them, forget about it!

I’ve been a bad blogger of late (no responses to comments, no comments on your entries, etc.) but things are settling down at long last. Did I mention how much I hate moving? These two made me particularly jealous when I was moving last week:

An odd whole car hauling vehicle (it’s in the background, and definitely on the road):


A wandering turtle on the UMass campus. So carefree!! Who knows though, maybe she has a little ball of laceweight tucked underneath her shell.


Oh, I almost forgot, I’m the guest on Ready, Set, Knit!, the Webs radio show/Podcast this weekend! I gave a few shout-outs to some favorite movers and shakers in the knitting world.

I’ll leave you with a view from my new bathroom’s clawfoot tub, easily one of my favorite features in the apartment. The rest is still a mess of yarn (that is, until I mail some off).


Bis dann,

CR