Monday, April 30, 2007

The Way We Eat

There is a little-known piece of legislation called the Farm Bill that is coming up for discussion in Congress this year. It controls which crops are subsidized, the cost of food and school lunches, among other important issues relating to the food supply in our country. You can find two very informative articles about it here and here. If you would like to see our government move towards a policy that encourages agriculture to match a healthy diet, please contact your senators and representative and ask them to reform the Farm Bill. Oxfam has made it easy to get in touch with your representatives.

(I will now get off my soapbox. Thanks for listening!)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

I Got It Bad

Yesterday, several members of the East Side Stitch N' Bitch drove over to Broadview Heights to Soft N Sassy for the Cider Moon trunk show.

The yarn was absolutely amazing!

Jeanne, Laura and I found several skeins that had to come home with us.

We then had a wonderful lunch at the French Quarter CafĂ© down the street…

… where Joyce showed off her newly wound yarn.

These are the yarns I decided I couldn't live without. I think I'm in love!
From left to right: Pistachio, Prickly Pear and Sweet Potato Pie. (Notice that I bought yarns that are all named after food!)

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Take one and a half feet of snow that we got last weekend, four hours of Quentin Tarantino flicks, and some beautiful Rowan yarn that I bought myself for my birthday, and you get almost an entire sleeve of Salina.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Here, there and everywhere

Last weekend, there were amazing knitters all over Cleveland.

On Saturday, the Yarn Harlot was at Joseph-Beth. Other bloggers have already talked about how smart, funny and nice she is, but let me add that she is incredibly perceptive about how knitters think and live. What really struck me was that we can all relate to her stories about knitters. How is it that, through our craft, we have so much in common?

The next amazing knitter I met was Annie Modesitt, who gave a talk and signed books at Fine Points. She was unbelievably down-to-earth, gracious and funny. She told the story of how she learned to knit and how she learned to own her knitting. Annie also did a demonstration of cabling without a cable needle. During the demonstration, she complimented me on the vest I had knit. My head got so big I couldn't get out the door. Here is a picture of me looking incredible dorky with Annie, who is incredibly beautiful.

On knitting progress, the quick and simple cardigan continues. There is no picture because it still looks like a big brown blob. The Unst socks, pictured below, are continuing too.