Thursday, July 13, 2006

yes, i am alive

Just keeping busy, that's all. There's always something to do. I'm so glad I got to see Tanya & Adrienne (not to mention Karen & Lisa! Sarah K, we missed you!!) the other night, and we had a lively book club discussion about The Glass Castle yesterday night at the 'La.

I've also been working on socks and a third baby sweater (the first, teeny one went to Boston Cares, and the 2 larger ones, once I finish this second one, are going to my sister's coworkers, I do believe. I do enjoy creating baby things because they are small (and thus knit up relatively quick) & adorable, but I need to find some better patterns; these are getting boring! Anyone have any baby-things knitting books to suggest to me?

I intend to go to NYC this weekend, possibly with Dan in tow, to visit some old friends & celebrate a few birthdays! I am looking forward to the trip, but at the same time I am such a homebody, and hate being away for too long. So I probably won't last more than 24ish hours there. (I think this homesickness is exacerbated by the fact that I never seem to get to spend any weekends in Boston these days! Which isn't necessarily bad, but it does make me miss it.)

I have been meaning to post this fantastic NYM article for the past week or so; I think it applies perfectly to Boston, as well: The Urban Etiquette Handbook. It got quite a few laughs out of me, as well as of course the expected "yeah, people need to be more conscientous about that"s.

Tonight: The Forest Hills Lantern Festival, one of my favorite Boston things. That is, if it ever stops raining... xoxo

Currently Reading:

TITLE: Stop the Next War Now
AUTHOR: Medea Benjamin & Jodie Evans

TITLE: The Art of Interactive Design
AUTHOR: Chris Crawford

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the knitting for babies--gotta love that project-completion satisfaction! There are two books I like a lot. Debbie Bliss's Baby Knits for Beginners is great if you like smaller yarns and size 4-8 needles. If you prefer bigger yarns and chunky needles, though, The Yarn Girls' Guide to Kid Knits might suit you better. Either way, be sure to check their websites for errata before you start knitting! :)