Thursday, August 5, 2010


Ya'll.  It's been way too long.  My little Junebug (iBook) is being stubborn and won't let me download my pictures onto it so that all the world can see my first quilt ever (the rag quilt that I previously  mentioned)!  The hand is much better, so I've been able to knit, and my scarf is actually beginning to resemble a scarf.  I may have to take a photo with the phone (which by the way, does it annoy anyone else that cell phones these days seem to do everything except send and receive telephone calls?), even though it won't be the best quality picture.  But I'm desperate here.  Technology:  friend or foe?  I seem to have a complex with blog-posting sans photos, but I need to get over that.

In knitting news, I spent a fantabulous day with Niknak over in Richmond on Saturday and taught her how to knit!  The yarn and needles she's using on her red scarf belonged to her grandmother.  Every time she wears the scarf, and even while she's working with it, she will be reminded of her grandmother, which I happen to think is awesome.  It's Niknak's heirloom scarf.  I am fascinated by the idea of heirlooms in general, how something becomes an heirloom, how an heirloom (no matter how small) can affect our memories of a person, place or time.

I have fallen in love with some yarn.  Is it possible, you're thinking?  Absolutely, especially when it's a dusty colored baby pink yarn with teensy weensy sequins woven into it that match the yarn's color.  And for the record, yes, I was a part of the 1990s Barbie generation.  Anyway, I'd like to make a dainty little scarf out of it to go with LBDs or something.  Or maybe I should just use the cream-colored one.  Or black!  So many decisions to make...All I know is that a fellow knitter friend of mine informed me that I'm about to fall into the knitter's trap, where many projects get started but few get completed.  I'm holding out until I finish my scarf, which measures over a yard at this point, so things are looking up, except for the lack of pictures in this post.  Happy Thursday!


lauryn said...

have you ever read the blog soule mama? she is also in love with fabric and yarn. :-) you should check it out.

R. said...

Yes I have heard of it, and I've even glanced through her books in shops before, but I haven't spent much time on her blog! I'll have to check it out! Thanks!