Thursday, August 27, 2009

3:47 AM

It is 3:47 am. I started dyeing at around midnight with a plan to get through 44 skeins: 14 for the September club shipment, 16 of a new superwash BFL base, 8 Elementary, 2 Elementary DK, and 4 skeins of laceweight-just a fraction of the 24 lbs I started with at the beginning of the summer. Now, 38 skeins in and three days away from leaving for college, I sit here typing away at something I may very well not remember when I wake up in just a few hours to continue packing my entire life into boxes and spacebags. So, should I wake up in the morning wondering why I'm so tired and my entire house smells of vinegar, here's a little "note to self": Congratulations, Molly. You have conquered the 24 lb yarn pile.

Alright, I'm off to go finish up the last 6 skeins. Let's just hope I can get these all photographed and sold before I run out of food money. I haven't heard good things about the meal plan.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite Thing!

I am not Meghan from Stitch It, but there are times when I wish I was. Those times are usually when I'm spinning and realize I don't know something, but right now, I wish I were Meghan because I have a faaaaaaaaaavorite thing to share, and it sounds so much cooler when she says "faaaaaaaaavorite things" than when I do.

Anyway, my favorite thing this week is (drumroll): Greek Yogurt!

This stuff just showed up in my fridge yesterday (which means my mom bought it), and I decided to give it a try. I'm not a huge yogurt person in general, but it's yuuuuummy. It's a lot thicker and creamier than regular yogurt, and it seems a little sweeter, too (note: I'm eating the fruit kinds, which are unflavored except for the fruit). It's also non-fat and has only 140 calories in a pretty satisfyingly-sized container.

Now, not being Meghan, I don't know how to conclude this sort of thing, so I guess what I'm really trying to say is: Go eat yogurt.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I've been thinking of branching out into food. How do you all feel about food?

Holy skeins, Batman!

I dyed 30+ skeins of yarn today, and I am dead tired and not finished. Need to either get more efficient or start considering slave labor.

I did all of the new sport weight bamboo blend (still haven't decided on a name) and some Elementary and Elementary DK (which may be renamed...if I feel like it).

I'll take pictures of the drying yarn when the sun comes out and start doing shop photos as soon as I get a chance. Keep an eye out for the upcoming moving sale ;)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

25 Days

So I'm leaving in 25 days. I started packing up some sweaters, some handknit hats and scarves, and other things I won't need for the rest of the summer, but as of now, there isn't much else I can pack. One would think, with all my supplies (yarn, beads, paints, etc.) just waiting to be used, I'd be busy all the time, and I have been. I've been knitting like crazy, spending time with friends, shopping for dorm stuff, and (finally) shopping for some new and much-needed clothes that, get this, aren't covered in paint...yet. That said, I can't seem to figure out what to do with myself. Sure, this week I helped throw a birthday party for my grandma, went to see Funny People, threw a quasi-spontaneous dinner party, and invited some friends over for pizza and movies, but when I look at the New Student Orientation website or talk to my new college friends, I feel like I'm just sitting around waiting to get in the car and go. I feel like I won't truly be productive until all of my clothes, books, and yarn have been packed away into boxes, my new, polka-dotted laptop has arrived and been outfitted with the latest version of photoshop, and my wheel has been safely tucked into the seat next to me.

On that note, here's the shawl I'm working on:

Fountain Pen Shawl
- Interweave Knits Spring 2009 out of Knit Picks Gloss Lace

Monday, July 27, 2009

Here's where it gets deep.

The day I realized there'd be 52 days left before I left for college, I started counting down with a deck of playing cards, arranged from 2s to aces: spades, diamonds, clubs, hearts. When I first clipped the two of spades to a hanging magnetic basket next to my monitor, I was about as gung-ho about leaving as anyone could be. I was going to Philly, my already-adopted new home, and away from everything I considered a "problem". In Philly, my mom couldn't get mad at me for not putting away the laundry, my art teacher couldn't tell me I was devoting too much time to academics (even if I take an art class, I'm going to an Ivy League school...), and I wouldn't have to watch my grandparents suffer and die. In Philly, I'll have a great gelato place within walking distance, classes that interest me, opportunities to date some of the brightest young gentlemen in existence, and a roommate who has agreed to put up with my yarn stash.

I'm up to the five of hearts now, and I'm not so sure. I don't know what it is that prompted such a change. Maybe it's noticing how sick my grandma is or how much I miss my friends, even when I've only not seen them in a few weeks. Hell, maybe it's the idea that my entire stash just can't come with me. I can just envision it: My parents show up after a 3-hour car ride, bag of yarn in hand. "Nooooooo, mom! It's not THAT purple merino. It's the superwash! Now I won't be able to start my sweater for another month!" Perhaps, though, it's the idea that I'm going to have to start over again. Everything I've established during the last 18 years just won't mean much. It's time to start over, make new friends, develop new interests, and prove myself to a whole new set of people.

This should be interesting.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tassel Malfunctions

Yep, there's me fourth from the right in the front not throwing my cap because I couldn't get the tassel off. Sometimes I question the Ivy League acceptance. But hey, I GRADUATED!

And now I shall knit.