Thursday, August 07, 2008

Random Posting

As you can see, I am still embracing my summer laziness in the posting. I have a couple of almost-FOs to show, and I will make a concentrated effort to sew buttons, weave in ends, photograph and post in the next week or so.

I didn't, however, want to let the week go by without posting something about Jody's new venture, Knotions Magazine. The patterns (Oak Leaf Socks are gorgeous!) are lovely, and Jody writes clear, incredibly helpful technical articles to really help tweak your knitting. I have long considered her a Certified Knitting Genius, and am lucky to call her a Friend as well. She has worked long and hard on this new project of hers, and it is clear she has put a lot of thought into making Knotions a magazine knitters will love, including a wide range of sizes, clear charts and schematics, etc). I know it has been out for a few days, but I just wanted to alert all three of you out there still reading to go check it out if you haven't yet.



My sister is not a knitter (yet), but she loves the Phils. And knitters. Well, me, at least.

This week was Stitch and Pitch at Citizens Bank Park. This summer has brought Phillies mania to my household. I've been a casual Phillies fan my whole life, but this year, I have been converted to True Believer status. My son is an absolute fanatic, waking up every morning to check box scores, and making passionate running commentary on the games. Mr S has also embraced the Phils, the first time he has chosen Philadelphia team as his own. The Montco Sit and Knit group has quite a few lifelong Phils fans, and so it was quite a pleasure to be among my people: knitters AND baseball fans.

11 comments:

Ann said...

I'm heading over to Jody's site now! What a great picture of you and your sis! I hope to have an FO to post tomorrow (finally), it has been a lazy summer.

SJ said...

Thanks for the reminder about Knotions! I knew the release was coming soon, but then I got insanely busy and forgot to go look. I'm off to do so now!

Jill L said...

thanks for the link for Knotions. I will be missing stich and pitch this year -- hope you had fun!

Bridget said...

It was great seeing you at the game. Too bad they played so poorly, but at least they won last night!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Please, I haven't even looked at my blog all summer! I miss going to games. There's a minor league team here in town but we haven't gone to a game yet.

Keep having fun! There'll be time enough to post once summer is gone....

BTW, Knotions is awesome...it's such eye candy that I want to flip over and over again through a real life magazine version, not to mention I would love to knit at least 3 of the projects but I know that technology pushes things in this direction.

Happyplace. said...

Yup, I'm still here! Thanks for the link to Knotions, I'm spreading the word...it's awesome!
Marissa

anne marie said...

you bet your sweet bippy, baybee! (said the knitter and 35+ year phillies phan)

it was nice to meet your sister. she got into the spirit with the rest of the crazy people in section 236!

thanks for the link...I shall wander over there now...

smooches!

Mandella said...

Thanks for the heads up to Knotions. I hadn't heard of it before and I'm not quite sure why. What a great publication.

Wendy said...

Hope you had some crab fries for me!

Knotions looks great - thanks for the reminder!

tiennie said...

Knotions is fantastic!

You two look great together!

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