Meme

I’ve been writing a really good post in my head but I’m waiting till I have a solid internet connection and more than 30 minutes to myself. Until then, I’ve been tagged by Beth to do a meme so here goes!

1) What was I doing ten years ago?

I was 13 and just finished 7th grade. This was the phase where I locked myself in my room and listened to music for hours on end while talking on the phone way too much and drooling over  some silly crush.

2) Five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:

Finish Lace Ribbon Scarf (never again will I knit a scarf with size 3 needles and sock yarn)

Go to the gym

Laundry (boo!)

Rip the zipper out of the linen skirt I’m working on

watch the LOST season finale!

3) Snacks I enjoy:

I think the question should be snacks I DON’T enjoy. Let’s see…biscotti with coffee, crackers and brie, greek yogurt with tons of granola and strawberry rhubarb pie (does it count as a snack if you eat half the pie?)
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Travel! After I pay off my student loans of course. I’d also move to California and take my entire family with me. Probably open up a knitting store/craft studio and donate the rest. 

5) Places I have lived:

New Haven, Hamden, Wallingford, Spain, North Carolina and Boston.

6) Jobs I have had:

My first job was at Old Navy (kill!) and then Wentworth Ice Cream (the reason for my ice cream addiction). I had a brief stint at Subway and then moved to Boston where I babysat my cousins for a year. I worked at a creperie for a few months before the owners went crazy so I became the person who sits at the front desk of your dorm and gives you crap about getting into your building. I swiped  ID cards and knit a lot. After I graduated, I worked for a piano store with less than 15 employees where I pretended to know what I was doing  for 6 months. To be fair, no one knew what they were doing so we all lived the delusion together. Then, I moved home, worked at an overpriced boutique for 2 months and now I work in the IT department at Yale. This should be my cover letter.

7) Peeps I want to know more about:

Anyone who reads my blog

MD Sheep and Wool

So I went to MD Sheep & Wool this past weekend and it was awesome. I had never been to one so I didn’t know what to expect but basically you have the opportunity to buy a ton of yarn, check out other handmade goodies, eat fair food, see some animals and maybe pick up a new hobby or two. I did all five of those things. This is going to have to be told in a series of photos:

First, we checked out Tess Designer Yarns where I bought some Microfiber Ribbon Yarn:

I plan on making Coachella with this yarn. This stuff is so silky, I can’t wait to be wearing it. I’ve heard it’s difficult to knit with because it’s so slippery and there are some weird winding instructions. I’m just going to knit directly from my swift so I can avoid any tangles. That means the project won’t be portable but that’s ok, I bought plenty of yarn to start many new projects.

Next, we hit up the The Fold, where Karen was nice enough to hold a place in line for us while we shopped. Check it out:

The first photo shows where the line begins and where we were standing. The next, shows how many people were behind us. Socks that Rock is like crack to these people. I was just curious enough to try it:

After I bought the sock yarn, I told myself I was done. Let’s see how that worked out:

I ended up getting some Koigu mill ends, Little Barn Cotton and Eco-Spun (perfect for a market bag), a drop spindle and of course, some roving to learn on. It looks like I’m going to be super busy until next year’s MD Sheep & Wool. I also bought some non-knitting related items including a needle felting kit and some awesome prints from Connie Tögel. You have got to check her stuff out.

So, all in all I had a great time at the festival and hanging out with some cool knitters. Thanks for inviting me, Heidi!