Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Despite my plan to Use it or Lose it, I bought a ridiculous amount of yarn last weekend.

Two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft, in Soot.

Two skeins of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Crazy.

One skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co.

One skein of Miss Babs Yummy Monochrome.

One skein of The Fiberists Audobon Sport, in Spanish Moss.

Speaking of the Use It Or Lose It challenge, I finished my second project, the Later, Gaitor cowl, made out of Malabrigo Slky Merino. Gave this one to my new knitting friend for her birthday, since she loved the color so much.

The vintage dress form that Melissa gave Meredith for Christmas. There wasn't enough room in the car, so I get to keep it for awhile. It's modeling a number of shawls for the moment.

My new favorite space, the craft room. I hung thrift store curtains to hide the supplies on the shelves of my curbside find. Isn't it awesome and cheery?


A lovely photo that Looped had on the landing outside of their second story yarn shop. Such a great picture, don't you think?

And a yarn bombed parking meter, on the street in front of the shop. Patriotic colors for the nation's capital, of course.


But the best news I have for you is this:

Meet Gracie, my first very own cat! She is a 2 year old tabby from a local humane shelter, and she is coming home with me on Monday! She has to get a few booster shots before they release her to me and no matter how many times I promised to bring her back for her shots, they won't let me have her until Monday. Oh, Gracie, I can't wait!



  1. She's beautiful! I have two cats, and they make the best companions. Be prepared for a lot of interest in your yarn, though! My two find the flashing needles and twitching tail of yarn as I knit irresistible.

  2. Oh, a cat! That's the best news...maybe not totally better than all that yummy yarn, though. I love the Miss Babs.

    I wish I had your dress form. A store is selling off fixtures here and I'm eyeing their mannequins. Waiting for the price to come down :)

  3. Oh, Gracie is lovely. I am so happy for you both.

    (Your blog sends a significant amount of traffic to mine. Thank you! I wanted to stop by and tell you of my gratitude.)

  4. Oh my goodness, Gracie is a beauty. I am so happy for you and for Gracie of course. Love the dress form, I have been on the hunt for one for some time.
    Hugs to you,

  5. Thanks everyone, I'm so excited!! Getting her room ready this weekend and will post lots of photos soon!

  6. We have two Humane Society cats. That is the only good way to get a cat! I know because Seth volunteers at the HS here and they get SO many cats! You'll love her.

  7. I love your yellow yarn cabinet! The curtains are a nice touch. And now I'm longing to go yarn shopping, too, but I. must. resist. No room at the inn!