Lauren Gets Crafty

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Archive for 2006/08

Trying to keep it together, only 5 more days.

Gah.  I’m going CRAZY here!  We leave for Reno on Sunday morning, and we’ll arrive at Black Rock City by dawn on Monday.  Most our gear is organized, some of it’s even packed up.  There’s a little last minute costuming going on, but I’m at the point where I’m planning knitting projects for the trip. Remember [...]


I mean, pairs: * WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 912 * A pair of wristwarmers, Cascade 220, my own pattern.  I knit these in 1×3 rib, and decided the right side felt cozier as the wrong side, so I turned them inside out.  These are for me. * WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID [...]

Chin Straps

This is not a post about strange facial hair, but chin straps for hats.  It’s windy and sunny out in the desert and the sun can be especially harsh at 3800 feet above sea level.  This means that one must wear sunscreen and a good hat: * WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 902 *  Yes, that is [...]

Almost broke the fast…

Matt and I had dinner with his folks last night, and then he took me to Joann’s.  You see, Burning Man is coming up very soon, and I needed ribbons for hat chin straps.  Matt had to take me because I had a martini at dinner and all that gin was making me loopy.  So [...]

Yarn Fast

Beginning yesterday, I am fasting.  I will not purchase yarn until I am at Stitches East on November 3, 2006. Why? There are other things I want to be spending my yarn money on.  The usual stash storage spaces are under renovation.  The stash is not only displaced, but in serious need of pruning and sorting.  [...]