Friday, January 25, 2008

Vacation preparations are ramping up, chez Momogus!

I had to renew my driver's license today, and, well, the Driver's License Center is right across the street from Justa Knitting Basket, so of course I had to drop in. They carry Momogus Knits patterns, so I wanted to pop in and chat up the owner, the really really nice Marie Matthews. Marie is great and her store carries great stuff, so please pay her a visit if you're ever around Huntingdon Valley. I succumbed to the siren song of the contraband Kureyon (for the Fake Isle Hat) and picked up two books.

May I just say, why have I never read "Knitting From the Top"??? I worship Barbara Walker like a god. I have all her other books, but not this one. Within one paragraph I was hooked. She's even more empowering than Elizabeth Zimmerman. Speaking of whom, I watched an episode of "Knitting Workshop" (DVD Xmas present) this morning. OH MY GOD. I could listen to that lady forever. It's funny - I've read every word she's ever written a thousand times over and had never seen or heard her (which of course is not that odd, since she's been dead for 10 years, but still....) She was even better than I had imagined she might be. And I think I heard Meg Swansen's voice in the background. Knitters out there, save up your pennies and get this DVD. You cannot imagine how wonderful it is.

I wanted to make a new sample for the Momogus Knits Basic Adult Hat. The old one was kind of lame-o. The new one is knit out of Jasper, a dreamy soft single-ply hand-dyed-looking yarn from Berroco. Voila:

For all my talk of wanting to knit fussy, complicated stuff, I have to admit it was nice just to whip out a hat in an evening.

So we're off to Montauk tomorrow. I am tendinitis-free this year and have A LOT of knitting planned. Yippeeeeee!!!

Have a beautiful week!!!


Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Divine One,
Have a super vacation!!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you never read Knitting From The Top?!? Omigosh, you hear that? that thump was my jaw dropping to the floor. the manos sweater dress started off as a top-down inspired by that. there's a girl at the shop, dc, she's the only other black girl. she's the top-down queen. i gotta get those dvds.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Knitting from the Top totally changed my life as a knitter. It makes it so simple to design and customize!

2:55 PM  

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