Because we all know the real point of travel is snacks

You should probably go now.  This post is of absolutely no interest to anyone but me.  This post is possibly the most boring thing on the whole site. But, I am constantly finding myself looking stuff up on my own blog, so I'm going to take shameless advantage of the 'my party, my rules' aspect of having one's own website and make a quick list of the nifty restaurants we went to in San Francisco.  This really is just so we can remember the next time we're out there or someone asks us where we liked.  Sorry for not being [...]

August 28, 2015|


Oh yeah, I sort of bought some yarn while we were away.  Not too much (the soul of restraint, that's me), but a bit. First up, Tosh DK by Madelinetosh in the color Stargazing (which doesn't show on their website, not sure if it's a one off or discontinued).  It's the brightest non-orange yarn in my stash and I will never in a million years be able to get an accurate reflection of the color of this yarn.  Let's just say it's blue enough it pretty much vibrates.  It is totally outside my normal gray with hints of green and [...]

August 24, 2015|

More Indiscretion

When last I left you, it was Friday morning.  I'd visited A Verb for Keeping Warm the night before and just sort of casually mentioned that I was about to head out to another yarn shop later that morning.  The second yarn shop was ImagiKnit, and it was a delight. Now, first things first, they had a wee stack of Curls sitting out on the table.  And I know it's horribly tacky to admit it, but I confess that does always make me awfully happy to see that in a yarn shop.  I secretly suspect anyone else who writes books [...]

August 19, 2015|


You'll have to forgive me.  I had all these grand plans.  While I was away I was going to take advantage of the pretty scenery to take oodles of sock pictures (seriously, I packed along socks in my carry on for maximum sock safety).  I was going to stumble across charming fiber animals (when I had my camera handy).  I was going to encounter nifty knitting-related stuff (also with camera to hand) in unexpected contexts and document it for you all. But I haven't.  Instead I've spent a fairly astonishing amount of time finding awesome restaurants, reading, just possibly napping, [...]

August 14, 2015|


One of the goals for the San Francisco trip was to get some photos of the current sock.  We tried going out and finding something with the bridge in the background (we're tourists, we're allowed), but it wasn't quite working out.  So I stuffed the socks in my purse as we headed out on our last day in town.  We were going to Point Reyes for a bit of beach storming, and I thought there might possibly be the odd bit of pretty we could use for sock pictures. Yup, that will do. That too. We stomped our way out [...]

June 28, 2013|

This Time I Brought the Camera

I am packing for TNNA.  Or possibly driving to TNNA.  Or, depending on just how much time I have and how diligent I am about writing posts ahead of time to go up while I'm down there, possibly even hanging out at TNNA.  But just because I'm in a bit of a panicked daze doesn't mean you should go without something to see.  So, how about a bit of yarn store yumminess, hmm? From the moment I found out we were going to San Francisco, I knew I wanted to visit A Verb for Keeping Warm.  I'd first seen their [...]

June 20, 2013|


Sometimes the surprise finds are the best.  I knew I'd visit yarn stores on the trip, and I fully expected to enjoy them (and did).  I planned to go out to the shore, and expected that to be delightful (it was).  I did not expect to find a small pile of knitting loot at the Japanese dollar store.  Yet somehow I did. That's some hilarious socks (alas, too small for me, but now on their way to a friend), some graph paper index cards (perfect for sticking the one little chart I always need in my travel knitting pouch), and [...]

June 19, 2013|


For reasons that are, I'm sure, totally valid, I've somehow managed not to recount this trip in any sort of linear fashion.  These things happen sometimes.  Some days it was a choice between 'some sort of blog post' or 'nothing at all because figuring out how to write about what happened after whatever I wrote about last time sounds too hard right now,' and something won out over nothing.  I hope you don't mind.  It does mean I have to do a bit of a jump now though, but I didn't want to neglect to tell you about some of [...]

June 14, 2013|

Look, Knitting!

Lest you think I've only been strolling about taking in the sights and eating delicious food, let me assure you there has been knitting too.  Plenty of knitting. It started when we took the sock to the ocean on Saturday.  He enjoyed the view, but was a little worried the breeze would blow him away and he'd be lost at sea. This was not a totally unfounded concern.  It was more than a bit breezy, and he'd seen what had happened to socks at the shore in the past.  The sock was somewhat reassured as he was still tethered to [...]

June 13, 2013|
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