Busy, Busy,

Doing stuff other than knitting, unfortunately. We’ve had a houseful of visiting relatives the past 2 weeks. It reminds me of when we lived in Montana for a bunch of years. We used to say there were two seasons; winter and visiting relatives. I’ve also had one of those weeks at work where I look back and realize that all I’ve done for the past seven days is work, eat, and sleep. I have done a little knitting, but not so as you’d notice from these pictures.

First the lavender sweater:


I couldn’t get it to quit rolling around and be quiet for a decent picture.

Then the Birch shawl. This is a bit more painstaking to knit. Not difficult, just one of those “pay-attention” projects. Note the dental floss lifeline at the end of the last repeat.


And the striped socks. These don’t look like I’ve done much since the last pictures, because, well, I haven’t done much since then.


The good news is that tomorrow is Friday for me. And we are leaving the next day for a week. I have a medical conference to attend for three days, and we’ll play a little bit as well. The meeting will provide me with three whole days to sit in a chair in a conference room and KNIT! Lovely! I used to feel self-conscious about knitting in conferences. I’ve found that honestly nobody gives a rat’s ass if I knit or not, and it keeps me awake and attentive. I’ve decided that it’s probably less distracting than if I was snoring loudly during a lecture. The meeting is in San Francisco; anybody know any good yarn shops there??

I probably won’t get a chance to blog again until I get back. Have a good week, everybody!

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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Busy, Busy, — 6 Comments

  1. Oh, I’ve been WONDERING where you were! Have a great time at the conference – knitting. Reminds me of a magistrate friend I have — she and a couple of other “pseudo-judges” (as her higher-up colleagues think of her) have to attend judges’ meetings and the like, and a couple of them knit or do needlepoint or something, and a few years back they were “spoken to” — somebody told them, “How do you expect us to take you seriously if you just sit there and KNIT?!” I think she told them exactly where they could put their opinions.

  2. I’m with you on knitting during conferences. I’m getting more bold at doing that. When you return – I’m intrigued by the dental floss “lifeline”. Can you explain? And the lavender sweater is lovely!

  3. Your projects are looking good regardless of how much time you have had. I can’t wait to see you modelling birch. I have been to intimidated to start it myself.

  4. OOOH! Go see Rachel (Yarn A Go Go) or e-mail her and she can tell you some yarn shops. She’s in Oakland, but that’s very close.

  5. I was fortunate enough to be in San Francisco a few weeks ago for a conference (anime — I do voice overs — don’t ask). My first and only planned destination was ArtFibers in the financial district. Really — a friend met me at Oakland airport and I pulled out addresses and website printouts and asked “Can we get here?!?” Not only was I not disappointed, I am seriously over the moon about this shop. I almost want to move to San Francisco just to be near them. Their info is: 124 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104, ph.415.956.6319, toll free 888.326.1112; http://www.artfibers.com. Have a lovely trip!