Two Things

1. My friend Jen won a contest. Yay! Check out the 12 Knits of Christmas!

2. The Yarn Harlot was mentioned today in the New York Times as the coiner of the word Kinnear (v).

Knitting · links

A Faster Way

Over at theanticraft.com, they have posted a video of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee knitting. Anyone who has seen her knit knows she is very fast; this video shows how she does it.

Thanks for the link, Topaz at Ravelry!

(I am going to try this method to see if I can beat the yardage of my secret project to the finish.)

PS–> Yarn Harlot books are great to read, but they make crap mouse pads.


The Harlot Rules!

I just got back from the trip to Madison and (except for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thing that happened right after the Harlot finished her talk–we shall not speak of it here) I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Stephanie is as funny and engaging in person as she is in her books, and I’m so glad I got to meet her.

Here she is, holding my SIP, rubbing it up against the traveling sock. Awesome.


There’s Only Room For One Thing Right Now…

Oh my gosh, people. I have so much I want to blog about. I want to tell you how the sidewalk sale at the yarn shop went. I would love to show you the purchases I made and the huge undertaking I am planning. Wouldn’t it be fun to see the sumptuous yarns they were selling for 50% off, laying there on the tables, literally glowing in the sun? I have still the photos on my digital camera.

Let’s not forget the comments. People have been leaving comments and I haven’t been able to respond. Blogger doesn’t make it easy to just reply, as you may already know, so I was planning to do one of those “let’s answer the comments” posts.

Then there’s some haikus to share and some interview questions to answer and at least a dozen other things to post about, but you know what? All I can think about is that today, I am going to see the Harlot in Madison.



Can’t Blog Right Now…

…too busy getting ready to schlep up to Madison with my children to see the Yarn Harlot tomorrow.