Archive for October, 2007

Rhinebeck Yarn Pr0n

Friday, October 26th, 2007

So, here’s what I got at Rhinebeck, ordered chronologically. First, I was on a mission: I am a huge fan of Brenda Dayne, and Bria Rose Fibers is one of her sponsors. So, to support one of my favorite podcasts, I bought a big-ass skein of Legend. No idea what it’s going to be yet. […]

Let’s get Physical

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

I had an appointment with my new endocrinologist yesterday. I’m a type 1 diabetic and I’ve been on my own for the last year, so it was really time to get on the ball and start managing my health better. Most of the appointment was the usual new patient thing – filling out paperwork, waiting […]

I am so done.

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Wow. My second Rhinebeck has come and gone, leaving me to sit in my hotel room with a swirl of memories rushing about like Autumn leaves in the wind. And if the cheesiness of that sentence doesn’t tell you how completely blissed-out I am right now, nothing will. I can’t even remember the order of […]

Post-Rhinebeck Kilt Pr0n!

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

While I’m stuck in the Detroit airport on my way back from Rhinebeck (did I mention I was at Rhinebeck?), here’s some quick kilt pr0n to tide you over. Mel of Red Maple Sportswear made his own kilt – I am jealous. I’ve got to dust off the sewing machine and see if I can […]

Listening to your gut

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

So, I’m in Poughkeepsie, several days in advance of Rhinebeck so that I can bum around the historic Hudson Valley, eat at the CIA, and generally be a person on vacation. So far, I think it’s working – I slept on the plane flight(s) up here and didn’t once wake up from a nightmare. Yeah, […]

Heading to Rhinebeck

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Well, it’s that time of year again. Tomorrow morning I’m hopping a plane and heading to Albany (and thence to Poughkeepsie) for Rhinebeck! I’ve packed my kilts and clothes, got some new shoes that I hope show off my kilt hose, and am generally fretting trying to remember what key thing I’ve forgotten. Updates when […]

2007 Yarn Crawl

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Yesterday was a day completely consumed by knitting, fondling yarn, and hanging out with friends – with a brief interlude for pie. Where to begin? Melanie of Yarnivore had this idea of setting up a yarn crawl. Seven area yarn stores agreed to participate, and the game is this: you buy a $5.00 passport at […]

Holy crap, Top Chef live!!!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

I didn’t know this was coming – the season finale of Top Chef is being broadcast live. Excuse me while I spend the next hour trying not to swallow my tongue from excitement. They’ve got an ingredients table that has every freaking meat and vegetable I’ve ever seen in my life. Whoah. The three chefs […]

Acrostic Attack!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

I’ve been tagged by Michelle and Mary, so here goes: Demented – In need of adult supervision. I like causing mischief. analytical – when something seizes my attention, I want to understand it. I like to look at it from every angle I can, take it apart, re-assemble it, completely understand it. voluble – when […]