Monthly Archives: February 2009

Resolutions Revisited AKA Lent

Lent is on its way and while I’m not overly religious, I like to get into the giving up aspect of things. It’s sort of like resolutions revisited. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to give up yarn shopping and use up my stash. Well, First 4 Yarns just got in a new shipment [...]

Tweet Tweet

I have joined the rank and file and prove yet again that I am a follower of the herd. Yes, I’ve joined twitter. My username is karako17 and it would really help my self esteem if some people would follow the mundane updates that make up my life. I was very happy to see that [...]


I just got back from a long weekend in Tallinn, Estonia. I had the best time ever and over the next couple of days I’ll share my experiences. The start of my vacation was slightly ominous but things went so well that it ended up being just the fun of travelling. I was a bit [...]

Rockin' Sock Club

Finally, I received my Rockin’ Sock Club kit yesterday. Yippee!!! I was starting to worry that it would never arrive. I love all the contents. I especially love the worksheet where you can keep track of your gauge. That’s something I should probably have already been keeping track of since I tend to use many [...]


Pattern: Thermis cowl by Kristen Patay Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (Paris Night) approx. 0.8 skein Needles: 4.5 mm / US 7 circular Thank you to everyone at SnB London for your button suggestions! I’m very happy with the choice.

Depressed Snow

One of my boyfriends back in high school told me once that he thought slush looked like depressed snow. Today, it’s depressed snow and ice everywhere. I’m taking another ‘work at home’ day as I can’t face walking through the madness and I can just as easily work from home as in the office. It’s [...]

Snow Day!

Well, miracle of miracles, there’s a bit of a snow storm here in London (emphasis on bit!). Compared with what I grew up with in the states, this is hardly anything but for London it’s a lot. Buses are not running today and the tube and trains are working with severe delays. Some lines aren’t [...]