Thursday, September 24, 2009


231 Forest Street
Malden, MA 02148

Take the Orange Line to Oak Grove station. I'm less than a mile away!

This is just the tip of the iceberg... those boxes are stuffed. There is more to come that I will sort out tomorrow. Nothing is over $10, not even bags of stuff (and I've bagged all the multiples together).

Please help me! As I went about my business for the last five years the yarn was taking over. I need to regain some sort of control.

Email me at if you have questions!

P.S. Um, there's a man with a lovebird, I believe, right outside my window, not 10 feet away, kissing it and talking to it, like "meep meep meep mememe tick tick." And looking at me as I write this. Creepy.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vacation! Moving! Secret Knits! Yard/Yarn Sale!

Where to start? Life has been crazy! Chris and I are moving from Malden to Jamaica Plain in late October, after I found an apartment... through a carpenter/mechanic I met at a pub. Not only will we live in a real neighborhood, with neighborhood bar, restaurants, groceries, and subway within short walking distance, we will also have a GRANDIOSE outdoor deck and some very creative housemates (a carpenter/motorcycle mechanic and his wife, who is a jewelry designer and artist).

This past weekend Chris and I went to the Lake Champlain islands in Vermont. Here's an idea of what we did:

Why no knitting pictures? I'm finishing up two really awesome new sweaters, one that will be available in December 2009 and the other for March 2010. Here are the buttons I chose for them on vacation...

Bone, found at a flea market in Waterbury, just down the road from the Ben & Jerry's factory (which we toured, of course). When the vendor saw me matching them up with Secret Sweater #1, she gave them to me for free (so sweet):

Plastic ("scoop" buttons), purchased from the Tinker's Barn antiques store in South Hero, Vermont:

Here's Chris outside Tinker's Barn:

Last thing! YARD SALE including BINS OF YARN will take place this Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm at my house in Malden, MA. Less than a mile from the orange line subway, lots of parking, very near Boston proper. More details to come!!! NOTHING OVER $10!!! BINS AND BINS! I HAVE WAY TOO MUCH YARN AND IT CAN'T ALL MAKE THE MOVE!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Goodbye, Fish Job

So, in light of overtime at the bakery and the strain of physical labor, I've quit my second job at the fish restaurant. Tonight is my last shift. Honestly, as much as I want to take on whatever comes at me and push through my perceived limits of endurance, I was cracking. And I have a surprising amount of knitting designs to work on as well, so for now I'll consider that my second job.

One design in progress at the Brendan Behan pub in Jamaica Plain, MA, having a beer after my new tattoo was finished:

Yes, that's my handspun.

And the tattoo? You may recognize it as a tree motif found in Neo-Assyrian palace reliefs. Many thanks to Chad at Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo (once again. Oh, if you click on that link, the last tattoo on the right on the very first row is also mine!).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Moscow Cat Theatre

If you haven't seen this, you should.

This is as close as we get around here: