Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Busy in Baltimore

I'm ridiculously excited about it, but I found the tags I was looking for at an office supply store.  Now I'm tagging my yarn so I can keep it on display in my baskets and remember the intended projects!  Wonder why I never thought of doing this before?  I'll have to take a few pictures soon.


I'm not so happy with this knitted basket.  I should have picked up for the ribbing in the opposite direction so it doesn't  show when folded.  Oh well, I may leave it as is, or I may go back and redo.  No decision just yet.  What do you think?




We just got back from a weekend trip to Baltimore, which gave me so much knitting time that I nearly gave myself a blister on my thumb.  But I finished another project, the Gator Gaiter, and started on the Honey Cowl.  I'm telling you, this new system is really working for me!


 Here are a few photos from the Fell's Point area of Baltimore:



A favorite pub,


A pretty notorious building,

And a cool window decoration using yarn.  Since I didn't visit any yarn shops, I had to include this photo!

 We ate in Little Italy, 



and after lunch, I managed to fall flat on my face in the street, but luckily, I just skinned my knee and didn't break any bones.  I would show you a photo, but my daughters informed me that no one really wants to see it.  You can thank them for sparing you!


  1. I'd leave the bowl as is. I think it looks nice. Baltimore sounds like a great trip. Sorry you took a spill.

    1. I may felt it just a bit to add stability. Falling in cities is my M.O. cause I am always trying to see everything at once. So far, I've fallen in New York, Chicago, and now Baltimore. Not counting inside my house, :)

  2. Is Falling in Cities a Guinness record book category? Funny how you put the fall after the little Italy lunch...any connection? Hope you didn't injure anything.

    I'd leave the bowl - it looks fine to me and I'd never have known if you hadn't said. Most of us knitters are realists not purists.

  3. I know how you feel about falling. I trip over dust motes all the time!

    I enjoyed the trip to Bal'more (can you tell we've been watching the wire?).

    I love your idea of picking out patterns and matching them to yarn. I should give that a try.