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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Quick update from Ithaca

I'm in Ithaca for the week and blissfully knitting at the yarn shop. I hope I'm not annoying too much the people who have to work there! Everyone who works, frequents, and visits the shop is really friendly. I would have loved to have such a great knitting community to knit with while at grad school here, but maybe it's for the best that the current yarn shop owner didn't acquire the business until after I graduated. I don't think I would have finished my disseration if she had bought it before!

I have updated pictures of several projects that are now completely complete, but posting them will have to wait until I'm back in Jersey within reach of my laptop & camera cable. Among them are the pea pod sets (now with buttons) and a blocked Shetland Triangle, as well as the beginnings of the Cabled Purse in Rowan Classic Silk Wool.

I love how the Cabled Purse is knitting up. The combination of the lush, braid-like cables with the smooth shininess of the Rowan Silk Wool makes it very very very hard to put down! I keep on wanting to see what the next cable twist will look like, even though it's a very regular pattern.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. My cousin (who lives in Ithaca) is going to be making some very yummy things, according to my mom who heard from my aunt ;)

5 Comments:

Blogger kylieps said...

Mmm! Can't wait to see that cabled purse. I'm ashamed to say this, but, we sell Rowan silk wool? I'll have to check that out.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Hi Connie! I saw your sweater at the shop a few weeks ago - beautiful!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Hi Connie, It was nice seeing you at the shop last week! Loved seeing your bag in progress and hope it's going well!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Jessica,
It was good (and always is) to see you too! I love just chilling out at the store and knitting even when other commitments call! :) Hopefully I'll see you again soon.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Hickory said...

Connie,

YOU are never a pest! I love when you come to visit.

Hickory

7:11 PM  

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