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Erica Jackofsky's Blog – March 2010 Archive (14)

Being a Dork... Podcasting

So.... I decided to give podcasting a try, or should I say another try... I made an attempt back in the Fall, but I felt like such a complete dork that I tossed in the towel. Chris thinks I should try again. He says it should come naturally because I'm a talker. I'm going to assume he meant that in the best way possible. :o) Anyone that feels like torturing themselves with my babbling voice can find the podcast on iTunes (look up Fiddle Knits) or click over and…

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 28, 2010 at 11:53am — 6 Comments

Good Stuff!

What a day so far today! The goodness started last night, which was really today anyway considering it was around 1am....

I spent the entire day yesterday with Chris. We both had the day off, so we were out and about doing errands that needed doing. Laundry, car wash, that sort of thing. By the time we finally made it home to hang out I was really too tired to knit. I did try, though. Gave it a valiant effort, but sleepiness overcame me and I ended up passing out while the guys chilled. I… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 27, 2010 at 11:16am — 9 Comments

Scotch Mary – Preview Photos!

Y'all ready for this?!

The Scotch Mary pattern is currently out with my test knitters. My eta for publication is early April. For now... I give you photos.…


Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 22, 2010 at 5:17am — 15 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Trying to Leave

So… we’re heading out on the road again tonight for gigs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. We tried to leave for around a half hour. The car was packed and we’d all gone to the bathroom “just in case” by 7:00 pm. From 7 to 7:30 we spent running up and down from the house to driveway to check the lights, check the oven, turn on lights, turn off lights, turn on a different light, check the burner on the stove because mom put the cast iron frying pan on the flame to dry after dinner…. We never… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 18, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Haggerstown, MD

Note to all, as with the last post, this one should have come out already. However, I was once again working with pen and paper and finally got around to typing it up... Yes, I am moving rather slow.

You can read my Dad's notes on the weekend over at the Homegrown String Band blog: HERE

Sunday March 14,… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 18, 2010 at 5:35am — 4 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Chester, NJ

Sorry guys, I didn't have my computer with me this last weekend out because I knew where we were staying wouldn't have wireless internet. Instead I went the old fashioned pen and paper route, but that adds another step to the getting-the-blog-out process. I am here now though! Technically this post should have come out late Saturday March 13, 2010. With that in mind....…


Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 16, 2010 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Knitting on the Road – Scattered Prep

::yawn:: We're heading out on the road again today. I'm going into this trip pretty exhausted. I'm sure I'll end up waking up. I had a pretty lazy day yesterday with Chris, so there really is no reason to have lingering tiredness. Perhaps I should have gone to bed before midnight though. It was my knitting that kept me up. I had to get prepared!

On Thursday I spent a little time packing for this weekend and I did manage to gather up yarn for one new design project. However, it's a… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 13, 2010 at 4:42am — 4 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Franklin Lakes, NJ

Wow… Not a good night’s sleep last night. The hotel was about as noisy as it was ugly. My room was right across from the outdoor steps to the second level. These steps are metal and it sounded like a herd of elephants decided to do stair runs starting around 11pm. I’m not sure how long it lasted, long enough that I was laying awake around 1am wondering what was going on. I started to make up stories in my head. I must be a bad storyteller because I did eventually put myself to… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 7, 2010 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Mullica Hill, NJ

The drive off Long Island into New Jersey went pretty seamlessly. Thankfully. Driving in NJ can sometimes be a very harrowing event. The absolute worst day to leave Long Island is Friday. The worst day to come back is Sunday. We will be dealing with that tomorrow. I’m trying to stay positive. I find it much easier to deal with traffic on the way out of town. At this point the trip is just getting going and I’m still refreshed (hopefully, although I did have a late night last night. Chris bought… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 6, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Preping Car Knitting

I was perfectly aware of the fact I have gigs every weekend this month. I knew I needed to get my car knitting together before the weekend popped up. This was all good, but I forgot what day I was in. It finally dawned on me yesterday that I was leaving tomorrow, which is now today, and I didn't have any knitting ready to go other than the Maggie Grey sweater. I am planning on bringing the sweater along for the ride, I'm too into the knitting to leave it behind, but I do also need something of… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 6, 2010 at 5:45am — 2 Comments

Four Eyes Project

Personal stuff first...

I got new glasses! And not just one pair, but three pairs! I managed to find a great deal on glasses for running and on sunglasses, which made me very happy. They're still nice glasses, but wow were they cheap. I really lucked out with them. The running glasses I intentionally went to the bargain wall and picked out a pair that had nose pads (because the plastic frames without nose pads slide all over when you exercise).… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 5, 2010 at 6:46am — 3 Comments

Two Sweaters

Maggie Grey...

I changed my mind on the neck finishing.... I think. Yesterday I was leaning toward a funnel neck or turtle neck. Today as I sat looking at the design I began contemplating a simple rolled neck edging. The thing with the turtleneck is that the entire bottom of the sweater is done in a long ribbing. I started to feel like if the sweater went from ribbing, out to stockinette, and then back to ribbing it might look… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 3, 2010 at 7:05pm — 3 Comments

Miss Maggie

The Maggie Grey sweater:
some details shared
I'm using Knit Picks yarn for this design– Swish Worsted in Squirrel Heather. It's pleasantly soft to touch and the color is very appealing to me. It doesn't really remind me of… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 2, 2010 at 8:09pm — 11 Comments

Coming this March to a Blog Near You!

It's March! Wowza! How'd that happen anyway? This entire year has sped by so fast... Whoosh! Soon it will be next March, which is slightly depressing, so onto different matters.

For this month I am offering up: Knitting on the Road with the Homegrown String Band. I've got an average of two gigs a week this month and most of them I'll be staying out the night at hotels or with extended family. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to blog… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 1, 2010 at 8:05pm — 4 Comments

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