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Roxane's Blog – April 2008 Archive (4)

Evening with the Yarn Harlot

Just got back from a signing with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She's even better in person than she is in her writing, in the sense that her comic timing and delivery are absolutely impeccable. She even had the booksellers rolling in the aisles, and they clearly had a good time at the event. (I used to work at that bookstore, and I know these people. I can tell when they're really enjoying it or just putting up a front, and they were digging it.) I also had a nice time chatting to a young man who… Continue

Added by Roxane on April 29, 2008 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Greencastle Fleece Fair

Went to the Fleece Fair in Greencastle, Indiana last Friday with my partners in crime. I had never been to one of those events before, and am I ever glad I went! Not only did I score on yarn, but I picked up a good dyeing tip that I can't wait to try. It turns out that you can dye wool with fiber-reactive dye without cooking it, so you don't have to worry about the pigment's breaking down. To celebrate this new knowledge, I bought a couple of skeins of wool-cellulosic yarn to dye that I would… Continue

Added by Roxane on April 14, 2008 at 7:20am — No Comments

Have knitting, will travel!

Off to Albuquerque today with my nascent shawl in my bag and Pride and Prejudice on the iPod! It doesn't get any better than this!

Added by Roxane on April 7, 2008 at 5:36am — No Comments

New Knitting Resolution

OK, so I just frogged the first 85 rows of my Corner to Corner Shawl. "Why did you do that, Roxane?" I hear you ask. Well. I had screwed up at some point--I'm guessing at about row 70 or so--so I intended to dutifully unknit about 15 rows. Gentle reader, it is very hard to unknit a lace pattern on laceweight yarn (Alpaca Cloud in this case) on size 3 needles. My eyes really aren't up to it any more, even though my eye doctor says I'm 20/20 with my glasses, and even the point of the Harmony wood… Continue

Added by Roxane on April 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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