It has been far too long since I’ve blogged here, but my excuse is that I’ve been busy blogging over at Bristol County Dyeworks. Running an Etsy shop is a lot of work! It is fun and exciting, most definitely, but I will admit it has been taking a lot of time and energy. Sales so far have been (ahem) a bit slow, but it’s all good. I’m learning and that is good. And we do have some customers already, so that is wonderful. I love, love, love that other knitters can enjoy our yarn. Yay!
So when I’m not busy listing new products or experimenting with new colors, I have found some time to partake of my other favorite obsession, the Red Sox!
Last Sunday the sun finally arrived here in the Boston area, just in time for the biggest game of the year. Biggest that is for me and Jeff. We had tix on the GREEN MONSTER, FRONT ROW even. Oh be still my heart, it was so exciting. Some people go to Europe for the summer. We go to Fenway. It’s all good.
Because I’m a geek and took a bunch of photos, I share the following pix with my fellow Sox obsessed knitters. I know you are out there, I’ve seen you on Ravelry!
The funniest picture is the last one. Even Wally is on Twitter now.
It seems that months always pass between posts here, and I really have no explanation for that. Instead of boring you and me with the “why I haven’t posted in so long” post, I will just jump right in and act as though I’ve been posting all along. Here is some random goodness to get things started.
Jeff and I and some good friends attempted to wait out a rain delay last night at Fenway Park. We first stood in puddles beneath the bleachers, sipping beer and eating a ballpark dinner of sausage, hot dogs and pretzels. When our feet got too wet we found refuge in a stairwell near the KidNation headquarters. For an hour and a half we stood in the dampness, talking, laughing and periodically checking the doppler radar on my blackberry. The game was finally postponed, but during the wait I had a sip or two of Smithwick’s Ale
, (properly pronounced “Smiddicks”). It tasted surprisingly chocolatey. Yum!
On the knitting front, I’ve been making rapid progress on the Gossamer Stars Scarf
from the IK Summer 2008 issue. Lace knitting makes me very happy. The picture here is taken pre-blocking and about 110 rows from completion. The yarn is a lovely silk hand-dyed of unknown brand. If I don’t take a nap this afternoon, I might just finish it.
But, since last night’s rain out is now scheduled for 8:35 tonight and I am such an old poop who has a hard time staying awake past ten o’clock, a nap seems a neccesity. Especially if I plan to have another Smiddicks!