21 June 2007

On the Road Again

And again and again and again...today was--and is--a driving day for me. This morning I had a Section meeting for Massachusetts Library Association in Southborough. For me, that is a 1 1/2 hour drive, one way. Then pop into work and scramble to make my trucks and shelves all nice and clean and shiny as after work I take off to Chautauqua for the weekend. This will be a minimum six hour drive. While there is a wonderfully scenic route along the southern edge of NY, I will take the nice 35 mile-spaced rest areas of I-90.

However, this is capped by winding up in Toronto. Yes, TORONTO! Home of the Yarn Harlot, who while seems lovely enough that if I lurked outside her mailbox, she might let me come in for a beer, I think my partner would have something to say about that. I can't even go look for Lettuce Knits. (insert pout here)

While exhausted and slightly overwhelmed by staying up too late packing way too much for a four-day weekend, I am bringing a portable project: my fingerless gloves, being worked up in Malabrigo Seleccion Privada, color f. My skeins are even deeper in colour than the pictures. I am also bringing some fun reading: Jim Butcher, Shirley Damsgaard and C.T. Adams--I should be headed to Salem instead.

19 June 2007

Same Show, Different Channel

So, I have decided that it is time for me to go beyond the walls of MySpace and venture out into the webworld of "official" blogging. I hope all my old friends and followers can find me here. If I had any...

Not that I have not been throwing my words to the masses that for the last several months, but since I do not normally allow my exhibitionist side to reveal herself--I figure it was go public this way or marching topless in Toronto this weekend in the Pride Parade. Trust me, this needs a lot less support.

Well, summer has officially begun here for me. The niblets are off to their grandparents for the summer, although my daughter will be coming back next week for three glorious weeks of summer camp. She was all excited for this until she received the information that Grandma was getting a pool for the backyard. Then I had to remind her that staying with Mom for a while and seeing friends and going on trips without her brother was really a good thing.

But, until then, I get to eat food that does not come from a Tyson bag or contains ketchup as a condiment, and indulge my baking skills with an apple torte I saw demonstrated this past weekend on the Barefoot Contessa. I also just received a copy of Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. Since I do not have the time to indulge in a class at WEBS, and having been inspired by the visit here by the lovely
Yarn Harlot, it is time to teach myself to knit socks.

I have also stocked up on the bar, as I believe that will become necessary for this project.