Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weird Sleep Habits and New Yarn

I don't know what is going on, but I seem to have developed some strange sleep habits. Last night I couldn't stay awake past 10:00 p.m., and tonight it's 12:30 a.m., and I'm still awake. Coffee isn't really a factor, since I had one cup in the morning Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and the only difference is a few glasses of iced tea for lunch today. Hmm, maybe that is enough to make a difference?

More important news is that I visited a new, local yarn shop today! It's only been open for seven weeks, and it's in a great location. The owner is a former teacher and she carries some wonderful yarns. She said she opened with the kinds of yarns she loves and will add others based on customer requests as her business grows, which sounds like a great plan to me. She is the second yarn shop owner I know who is a former teacher; I hope my career path follows the same road. I would love to own a yarn shop! Steve and I have talked about doing just that one day, so who knows?

I bought two skeins of Malabrigo silk and wool in a luscious shade of purple called Velvet Grapes.


I'm thinking a Honey Cowl for someone's Christmas gift would be a fine thing, don't you? Although the Malabrigo website has some free patterns I need to investigate further.

I finished Steve's brown hat, only to find out I had cast on 88 stitches instead of 72, and therefore it was way too large. I mean, really big. No one I know has a head that big, so I ripped it out and started over. Luckily it didn't take long the first time, and since it'snice yarn, it's not too much of a hardship to reknit it. Steve loved the color, so at least it's not a waste of time. After all, knitting is knitting!

I'm also coming along quite nicely on the Brattleboro hat, from New England Knits. I love the yarn color and can't wait to pick out the buttons for it.

Speaking of knitting, I'm sure you know that Rhinebeck is this weekend and from the photos I've seen on Instagram, they are having beautiful weather. I really need to plan on going next year.

I thought the morning sky was breathtakingly beautiful this week, so I took some photos.





  1. GORGEOUS. (And I hear you about weird sleeping habits. I've been staying up later this week -- and waking up later. I think it has something to do with how dark it is in the mornings.)

  2. Beautiful photos and yarn! I'm amazed with your production and ability to buy yarn without knowing what you'll use it for. Hope your sleep evens out soon!