Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yarn Pr0n

It's so much faster to stash than to knit... I found these oddballs at FIT yesterday and just grabbed a couple. The labels look old and yellowed, and state " Cotton Crepe: Made in Holland: A Fashionable Dress Yarn". Very interesting. I had no idea what to make so I reached for the conservative brown over hot pink. Now, I'm thinking I'll make some more string bags for Christmas and what not. It would be a nice project to stick in every now and then to break the blanket monotony.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Progress Report

Here is the baby blanket progress since last I posted. It is pretty boring work, but hard to mess up when I'm already brain dead from work. I didn't post last weekend, having done nothing exciting enough to post...

But this weekend marks the beginning of a brand new knitting group, made especially for all of us geologists in Houston! (and anybody else that wants to come...) It will be held on a recurring basis, every Sunday at high noon at Waldo's coffee shop in the Heights. (1030 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77246) Check out Waldo's on Yelp.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My New Favorite Store

I love love love Japanese crafts and I'm also triple amorous when it comes to a good 100 yen store (that's a Japanese dollar store to the uninitiated). Ichiban Kan in San Francisco was my previous favorite, and I thought there was no way I would find one in Houston. But luckily enough, we have a ginormous FIT Japanese Store. They have everything I expected, like aisles of tupperware, bento accessories, dishes, and stationary (sweet!). They also have a decent craft section with cheap knitting needles (plastic or bamboo) and some little kits which I could not resist. See above for a sampling of my purchases including the FIT bag you purchase for 2$ and get 5% off every purchase after that with the bag!

Find it at 9889 Bellaire Blvd.
Suite 251

Houston, TX 77036
(281) 201-1360

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Knitting by my Lonesome

I am a lonely knitter. I really had a great time meeting new people in Santa Cruz through the good old craftiness and figured I could do the same in the Lone Star State. Alas, the schedule of a miserable grad student is far more flexible than that of a content corporate shill. I love my new job to pieces, but I get tired by the end of the day. When I get up and hit the road at 6AM, I don't have enough steam left to find and enjoy a 6pm knitting group. All of the ones I have found so far in Houston are on weeknights. Perhaps when I get more settled I could start my own weekend group, but for now, I knit alone. This current project is a blanket with a very simple lace pattern that I can chip away at for an hour or so a night.