Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I made it to Washington DC on Monday after a little glitch with the airline...had to take a later flight, BUT got a couple of round trips out of it so thanks Air Tran. 

Yesterday, which was Tuesday, I felt the earth move....literally.  We had an earthquake here.  I am sure everyone has heard about it by now but I have to say it was pretty freaky.  I have never been in an earthquake before so now I guess I can say that I have been.  Hopefully it will be my last earthquake experience.  Luckily for DC it really did not do much damage and I don't think anyone was hurt.  Whew. 
Now we have a hurricane coming over the weekend...hmmm...hopefully won't be too intense....

Besides that I am having a fabulous visit so far.  I got to go to Looped Yarn Works yesterday.  This is a fabulous LYS on Connecticut Ave.
I met the dcmenknit group there.  I was very happy to get to knit with the gentlemen of DC!mendc
Hopefully I will be able to knit with them a couple more times before I leave.

I also picked up some wonderful yarn to knit the Baby Chalice Blanket.

This is Berroco "Vintage".  40% wool, 50% acrylic, 10% nylon.  Perfect for baby!

OK...That's all for now. 


Saturday, August 20, 2011


The Yarn Doctor is officially on VACATION!  Woo Hoo....Heading to DC on Monday for 2 and a half weeks!  Can't wait.  Hope to get some serious knitting time in and meet some of the DC knitters.  They even have a men's group there so I am very excited.

I wanted to post some new pictures.  First up is the Friday night knitting group in Atlanta...


These are the greatest people!  I met most of them about 5 years ago and we have continued to knit together, share birthdays, and build some pretty amazing friendships!  Love y'all...

I finished up the baby sweater and hat this morning...



I am pretty happy with them.  I had to block the hat on an upside down vase since it was so small.

I think that is it for this week. Have a bunch to do before I leave on Monday.  Next post will be from our Nation's Capitol....


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


So here I am!  Almost 2 years and finally I have rejoined cyberland.  I got a new laptop last weekend and decided it was time to get back to the blog!  So much has happened...I got a degree in Fashion Design and have been working in theatre doing costumes for the past year.  I love it.  The three main gigs I have had are The Atlanta Opera, The Alliance Theatre, and Georgia Shakespeare Theatre...I have gained so much from these jobs!  It is nice to have a degree but real world experience is priceless! Currently I am working on "Into The Woods" at the Alliance.  I love this musical!  It is very exciting to be a part of this production. what have I been knitting?  Just finished MUIR which I worked on for 3 years...yes that's right...3 years.  Life really got in the way of this one, but I never gave up and it is finished.  I will be giving it to my friend Nancy this week!  WOO later.
What else....currently working on a baby sweater and hat for my sister's co-worker.  The pattern for the sweater is one of my favorites.  It is a seamless knit from the top down cardigan.
 For the most part since I got out of school I keep a small project going like socks or a scarf.  I started an entrelac scarf out of self striping sock yarn, and I love it but it has proved time consuming and I yearn for more, more, more....hopefully I will finish it one day.

I really should be designing more...I am heading to Washington DC for a break later this month and hope to get inspired to start designing more.

As you can tell I have no pictures of recent projects.  I need to get the camera out and snap some shots of what is on the needles.  I am easing back into the blog, so next post will hopefully have some pics!

It's good to be back. 

Knit on....