Little If Any Knitting

I could just stop right there and post the title. It’s been a busy month, between the Hawaii trip, and friends in town, and work. I think I’ve knit one or two rows on that Evenstar lace thing, and one or two rows on my poor neglected sock. I might have even done a few rows on that Faery Ring hood thing. But really, they look about the same, so I’m not dragging them all out and taking pictures of them just so you can snicker at what a lame knitter I am.

I did get an iPad, though, which has consumed countless hours of time playing around with it. I found the KnitCompanion app, which was worth the price of the device itself. It has the ability to import patterns and then lets you cut them up into manageable pieces, and import charts with row markers, highlighters, etc. You can even mark rows with lifelines, and add your own text or audio notes to sections. It is not a cheap app, but most definitely worth it, especially if you knit lace. The support from the software designers on Ravelry is tremendous. Here’s a photo.


Now if I would just spend more time knitting and less time playing goofy games.

That’s pretty much it for knitting news. I knew you’d be thrilled.

Oh wait, I forgot one BIG thing. I won the first ever Knitter’s Chick contest over at Kim’s, and won runner up for Knitter’s Hunk. I nominated Maggie Smith for “chick”, and she won quite handily. I nominated Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, anyone??) for Hunk, and he was narrowly defeated by Liam Neeson. I won some cool prizes, but I’m too lazy to get up and take one more photo.

Last but not exactly least, we’re off on vacation again.

This time it’s just for us. We’re leaving in the morning to fly to Europe. We spend a few days in Amsterdam, where our friends from Manchester are meeting us. Humphrey and John have every moment plotted, including dinner reservations for all four nights that we’re in Amsterdam. They have a detailed itinerary sketched out, so all I have to do is grab the camera and my neglected sock and head out. Then John and I get on the Ama Dolce river boat for a two week cruise of the Rhine, the Main, and the Danube, ending up in Budapest. Any recommendations on yarn shops along the way would be welcomed.

As usual, the house and the yarn stash are well guarded by our two vicious attack dogs, our house sitter, and Lucy, who hangs out in the stash closet just to make sure none of you sneak in. Here she is.

I’m sure there will be wi-fi along the way, so I’ll try to keep you posted!

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!


Little If Any Knitting — 9 Comments

  1. Bon Voyage! Just came back from a three week trip myself – US East Coast and Nova Scotia. Haven’t really blogged about it yet…still recovering from the doldrums of having to come home.

  2. Oh, lord, Sherlock. I adore everything about the BBC Sherlock and have become kind of, um, obsessed with reading and writing fanfiction FOR Sherlock. (Like, a LOT.) (Though, good gracious heavens, there is a lot of filthy stuff out there!) I even bought a multi-region DVD player in January solely so that I could buy the DVDs from the UK without having to wait for the US versions in May. But seriously, awesome show.

  3. Have a wonderful trip! And welcome to the world of tablets! (I’m on Android, but still – tablets are cool, whatever they are.)

  4. I have a Benedict Cumberbatch post scheduled sometime in the next couple weeks (cleaned out my drafts folder). Love LOVE the PBS Sherlock series.

    Also, know that you are taking my dream vacation, a river cruise through Europe. Have a great time!

  5. We’ve missed you, and it was so good to hear from you again! Wow, another great trip planned-ENJOY!! It’s one of the trips that’s on my ‘bucket list’, so please take lots of pictures!!