Showing posts from October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, 2012

Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concern for me and other east coast knitters, who braved Hurricane Sandy.

In Brooklyn, aside from some minor light flickering and temporary loss of internet, we were not affected. We were very lucky.

I can't say the same for others in my neighborhood. There was power loss, major flooding and damage throughout our neighborhood — We were a block away from Newtown Creek overflow. (For those who don't know about the Newtown Creek, it is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the U.S. and is now a Superfund site. Need I say more?)

We took a walk to the Williamsburg Waterfront where the phenomenon that is "Brooklyn Flea" happens every weekend to check out any damage. Along the way we also saw a fallen stadium light in McCarren Park, which was pretty shocking. Check out the photos:

As for the podcast, I will be recording next weekend. Lots to chat about (i.e., Rhinebeck, FOs, and hobby dabbling) ;) #StayTuned

Episode 54 - Knitting Disco Rave Sprocket Dance

Apologies ... Due to weddings, work, and a cold relapse, I didn't record last week. The good news is that I'm feeling better and have lots to talk about!

Two weeks ago I attended a friends wedding in Long Island. With 4 hours to kill before the ceremony, I took a walk into town and discovered KNIT, a yarn shop right near the hotel I was staying at. What are the odds?!
There, I purchased a pair of Knitter's Pride Dreamz US 4 / 3.5 mm circulars and love them!

Podcast-pallooza Rhinebeck Meetup:  Saturday, October 20th 2012 (within the Ravelry meetup)  - Come say hello! I have buttons! (Which I purchased from Cheapest Buttons on Etsy)

Carin's cupcakes - I sent them out WEEKS ago, only to find them back in my mailbox. Need to resend!

BIG thanks to Judy Marples (aka SpinnyKnitter on Ravelry) for allowing me to preview "Urban Forest Knits", a collection of 5 gorgeous patterns (perfect for fall / winter).

On The Needles

Pomme de Pin Cardigan - Blue Moon Fiber Arts / B…