Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Friday, I graduated. It was a remarkable day. It's been a phenomenal weekend, all around. But no time for knitting. That's for sure. I did ask for some various knitting stuff (including lessons at Patricia's Yarns) and people didn't get the knitting stuff for me. I'm sort of surprised... At some point, I'll get to knitting again. But not too much between now and the end of July when I take the bar.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bryant Park: A non-knitting post

A few pictures from my stroll down sixth avenue this morning.

The magnificent Empire State Building

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Maju Tank Top -- a perfect fit!

I finished Mom's tank top in plenty of time for Mother's Day and gave it to her yesterday. She was *so* excited about it. I made her try it on right away and it was a perfect fit.
Not too much more to say about it... I'm just glad that I didn't have to rip it!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Finished with Law School

Three years. Gone. Done. I don't know how I feel about it yet. But it is what it is. And I'm going to go with that for a while...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Patricia's Yarns in Hoboken

This afternoon, I went to Patricia's Yarns in Hoboken (Fourth Street & Washington for anyone who wants to visit). I've been there before, but just to buy yarn a few times. When I went in, there were a bunch of people in the store, just hanging out, knitting. It was fantastic. Patricia herself was out of town this weekend, but her husband Adam and their dog Riley were manning the store. Margaux helped me find the perfect yarn for the tank top that I wanted to make for my mom. It's blue sky alpaca yarn in the thistle color. I love it. Look how inviting it looks in the adorable (and environmentally-friendly-because-it-is-so-strong) Patricia's Yarns bag:

And how gorgeous is the yarn itself???

Here's a closeup:
At Margaux's suggestion, I did a gauge swatch. It's a good thing, too, because the yarn I originally chose would have been much too small. Apparently, I am a very tight knitter. The pattern called for size 8 needles and the thinner yarn. I wound up working on size 9 needles and this much thicker yarn.

I'm excited about the tank top! The yarn is so soft and fabulous to work with!