Monday, October 02, 2006

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    Where we love is home,
    home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
    -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

    Thanks for all the good wishes. No matter what the impetus, it's always good to come home. Regularly scheduled blogging should resume when I return to San Diego in the next day or so (including my little Socktoberfest contest!), but in the meantime . . .

    I've been meaning to throw a little party on the blog recently, and I've always had a hankering for a real, true "Come As You Are" party. It's the kind of thing we always talked about throwing in our college dorm, but only if we were warned ahead of time so we wouldn't be the one with greasy hair and holes in our p.j.s. At least in the knitting blog world, people always know they're in public and all the holes in the lace are supposed to be there.

    Things That Really Make Me Miss New England in the Fall:
    1. Sandy's mittens
    2. The mums under Rachel's scarf. So commonplace to her she didn't even comment on them. Do you think we have mums in San Diego? Cruel.
    3. Pretty much everything on Judy's blog.

    Knit Well With Others:
    1. FiberFlix - a blog-based knitalong for crafters to watch movies and knit together. Sounds inspired. If only I wasn't so scared of the film noir they're starting with . . .
    2. Zimmermania - What's not to love about Elizabeth Zimmerman?
    3. And, of course, Socktoberfest. You know how I feel about handknit socks.

    Archeological Studies for Our Times:
    1. Boston subway knitters courtesy of the original Subway Knitter
    2. Fun fur scarves in the wilds of the Sydney (Australia!) public transit thanks to Meg at Day's Full - seriously read some archives on this one; it is a full-blown sociologic commentary on the way we live in our modern world

    There Are People Crazier Than You:
    1. Knitting an Entire English Garden - thanks to Magniferous for pointing it out
    2. This Youtube piece. My dad came across this and won't tell me how.

    Might Actually Be Useful:
    1. Bobble without turning. Great tutorial, great photos, and some of the nicest bobbles in blogland.


    Anonymous Carrie k said...

    Oh no! Another cute pair of mittens I now want to knit. You don't need mittens up here anymore than you do in San Diego. Good thing someone always needs them.

    Enjoy home!

    10/02/2006 3:38 PM  
    Blogger Rebekkah said...

    I saw "fun fur", "wilds", and "Australia", and totally thought it was going to be about bowerbirds collecting bright blue fun fur scarves to decorate their nests. Ah, well. A Bowerbird Knitter can dream, right? ;-)

    10/02/2006 3:50 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Fall. Must be nice. It's 97 here today. Yuck.

    10/02/2006 4:11 PM  
    Blogger Meg said...

    I actually did attempt a 'real' come as you are party as a little'un but most of my friends complained and I told them they could wear normal clothes if they didn't tell anyone I let them. Then most of the mums of the invitees weren't aware of the nature of the Come As You Are and proceeded to forbid their children from going out in whatever they were supposed to wear. I think the only person who complied with the invitation as issued was a girl from my softball team who wore her softball uniform.
    Anyway, thanks for the link!!

    10/02/2006 4:55 PM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    Good times. Thanks for the great links.

    10/03/2006 9:11 AM  
    Anonymous Blogless Kim said...

    I've been living in CA for almost 10 years, and next weekend my husband and I are going to New England (MA, ME, and NH, maybe VT) to see the leaves. Having grown up in the northeast, I never imagined myself going there (especially not across the country) to see LEAVES. But, I too miss it. When I first moved to CA, they said "well, the aspen are lovely." One tree at a time....

    10/03/2006 11:05 AM  

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