I have come to the conclusion that I deserve a gold star sticker for successful adult-ing over the last two weeks. In that time I put a few hundred books in the mail, went to Detroit for a show, came home, put a few hundred more books in the mail, went to Toronto for another show, came home, and put the very last of the preorder books in the mail. Somewhere in there I actually managed to do a few loads of laundry, cook a few meals, do a few loads of dishes, and take enough showers not to raise [...]
To The Gentleman To My Left At The Concert
Dear Sir, You sat to my left at the concert in Toronto on the 14th. I noticed you seemed to be a bit perplexed by me and my actions during the concert. Indeed, perplexed may not be a strong enough word. You appeared downright disturbed. To help allay your concerns, I thought I'd answer some of the questions that seemed to occur to you. So, without further ado: 1) Knitting. 2) Yes, really. 3) A sock. 4) Again, yes, really. 5) Because I like to. Because they are awesome. Because it's my job. Because it helps me respond with more [...]
A bit of careful planning (taking into account geography, lunch plans, your recommendations, and other scheduled events) led to the conclusion that there was time to visit two yarn stores. I knew I wanted to revisit Romni. I'd been there back in 2007 when I was a very new knitter, and to be frank I'd found the whole thing more than a little overwhelming. I wanted to go back and see if it felt different now that I had a bit better grounding. I had been to Lettuce Knit before, but hadn't visited Purple Purl, so I decided I'd [...]
Just What the Doctor Ordered
From about 3pm on Friday, until about 9am today, I didn't use a computer. I didn't check my email, I didn't check ravelry, I didn't check the blog. None of it. And it was wonderful. I have a feeling I'm going to have to do this more often. I may even have to declare the weekends as a no-computer time. Of course this particular internet hiatus was because we were headed off to Toronto. We probably can't quite manage to do that every weekend, but I think I could just pop the batteries out of my mouse and keyboard and [...]
So I'm fleeing the country on short notice once again. Well, compared to previous flights, this one is actually with a huge amount of notice...whole days in fact. The summarized version is that I'll be in Toronto this Saturday. It's been a shockingly long time since I've been to Toronto, the last time was way back in November 2007. Now in 2007 I was a very new knitter. How new? Well, consulting my ravelry notes, I see that I took my very first sock ever with me on that trip in 2007. Even back then I knew that Toronto had [...]
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