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I haven’t forgotten about the sock…here it is post-heel turning. The stockinette is real purty and smooth, albeit somewhat painful to knit on the size 1 needles. I think I have early-onset SSS (Second Sock Syndrome), hence my itch to start something new with that other yarn.

Posted in Socks, Uncategorized at May 25th, 2006.

Trekking Socks

Here’s the sock so far. Posting will probably be limited this week until I can figure out what’s messing up my Internet! 

Posted in Uncategorized at May 10th, 2006.

So, I decided to check out Knit-A-Way in Brooklyn, after we passed it on the bus a couple of weeks ago.
Knit-A-Way is on a stretch of Atlantic Avenue that is bordered by rapidly gentrifying and/or gentrified neighborhoods. If you’ve read any Jonathan Lethem novels (I only read Fortress of Solitude, but apparently, they’re all the same) then you know about this neighborhood’s on-going tony-fication.

Look at the awesome needle selection!


* I ran smack into my college roommate and her husband when I was going to Knit-A-Way the second time, and she confirmed the un-gentrified powers of this street because they live about a block away from Knit-A-Way and they are unable to get a dog walker from any of the posh neighborhoods nearby because, as she says, “We are on this weird periphery where no dog walkers go.”

Posted in Uncategorized, Yarn Stores at May 7th, 2006.

I’m watching SNL, and Tina Fey just did an item on the knitta crew and she said something like “And then they were beaten up by Los Crochetos Lobos.” Adam and I laughed and he said “If I hadn’t read that article, I would have no idea what they were talking about.”

Posted in Uncategorized at May 6th, 2006.

Originally uploaded by garbnzgh.

I was reading Gothamist today, and I noticed they did a funny little item about people who “tag” with knitting, instead of graffiti. (see photo above.) And I thought it was cute, and then they were talking a little bit about knitting blogs, and then…they mentioned ‘ol New York Minknit!

Well, I’m pretty embarassed because this is a pretty lame knitting blog, and full disclosure time here, I know Jen Chung, Gothamist editor, both in a professional and social capacity.

So if you’re looking for New York knitting blogs, check out the list on the New York Knitters ring button on my sidebar — there are lots of great New York City knitters and knit bloggers, including half of, Jess from (who started the New York knitting blog ring), and a new-to-me blog (which I discovered from reading, I love his urban aran sweater!  

Go forth and knit!

Posted in Uncategorized at May 3rd, 2006.

Kim says her hat is a little too short, which I suspected might be a problem. Here’s the thing — when I started making the decreases, I was worried I would run out of yarn (I also did the decreases two or three times because I was having problems) even though I also knd of felt that the hat might be too short.

Moral of the story: Believe the measurements. Trust the yarn. If I had not freaked out about running out of yarn then the hat would have been fine, AND I would have had enough yarn, because I had enough left over. Sorry Kim!

P.S. I think I thought it would be okay because I tried it on and I figured *I* had a big head. (I know this because when I was a kid I once got my head stuck in a restaurant chair and they had to unscrew the whole chair to get my head out!)

Posted in Finished Objects 2006, Hats, Uncategorized at May 2nd, 2006.