Trials and Tribulations

Can I even express in words how FRUSTRATING it is that I’m writing this post over dial-up? I don’t think so. The DSL folks say that it might be another 3-4 business days before we get real network connectivity, here. No blog reading over morning coffee for me, and I’m totally going through withdrawal.


I don’t know what others do when stressed, but I seem to buy yarn. So, in lieu of another picture of an un-blocked Waterlily or a half-completed Tangled Yoke sleeve, here’s some luscious stash enhancement instead!

(The Plucky Knitter’s “Pumpkin Latte” sock yarn. YUM.)

(Long-overdue solid sock yarn purchase–I’m really way too finicky about variegated colors for my own good.)

Aren’t they gorgeous? Just the thing to make a girl feel better about not being able to properly blog-surf.

And, I also have Rhinebeck to console myself. I doubt I’ll be wearing Tangled Yoke, though–I vastly over-estimated the amount of knitting time I’d have during our move. I’m still only about halfway through the second sleeve, and then there’s the yoke and button band and ribbon finishing to consider. I’ll probably still be working on it there! I signed up to be a square in the blogger bingo, along with Marlena. I think it’ll be lots of fun, and for reference I’ll probably look something like this:

I have no idea what hand-knit I’ll be wearing, and my hair may be curlier. (Who has time to blow-dry when there’s YARN to be fondled?!) But I’m really looking forward to meeting some of you virtual folks in real life!

18 thoughts on “Trials and Tribulations

  1. Have you considered a modeling career with IK? Seriously!!

  2. Oh, I love that yarn! Especially the orange skein… mmmm

    I hope I get to meet you at Rhinebeck!

  3. Well, I’m going through Amy withdrawal. 😉 I miss having you on the mush. Although it was nice to get a fix in yesterday. Have a fantastic trip, and see you when you get back. I love the new yarn.

  4. Ooooh, dialup is the worst. But that yarn is plenty consoling–orange! solids!–and Rhinebeck? That’s the best consolation prize of all.

  5. Yay, you are back! I am sorry about the dialup. The yarn is absolutelly gorgeous though. And I hope we`ll get to see lots of pictures from Rhinebeck.

  6. Oooh, jewel tones. I cannot resist deep colors like those. They will make gorgeous socks.

  7. I agree with Heather, that is a gorgeous picture! And that pumpkin yarn is lovely. Hope you get DSL soon…

  8. Lovely yarn! Enjoy Rhinebeck 🙂

  9. Dial-up – you have my sympathies!

    How I wish I was going to Rhinebeck this year. Well, there is always next, right?

    Have fun!

  10. That orange yarn is fantastic!

  11. love that orange yarn – beautiful!!! i’m with you on variegateds – the solids are just so beautiful! you picked a few good ones!

  12. You’re looking gorgeous! I’m not going to Rhinebeck, sadly. I love the sock yarn you bought, I’ve knitted with it and it’s very luxurious. The colors are beautiful. Now you can make some lace socks. 🙂

  13. How BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And your yarn is gorgeous too!

  14. I love that Pumkin Latte yarn–and I know what you mean about the hand-dyed yarn. It looks so great on the ball, but I often am disappointed with the striping and pooling.

    I dropped the ball with the blogger bingo–I was away at Stitches East, and I didn’t discover it until today (too late to join). But I will look for you, so I can say “hi”–and so I can see your beautiful shawl first hand.

  15. ugh, dial-up is such a bummer, but i guess it’s better than no internet!

    i’m thinking about heading to rhinebeck on saturday. mapquest has just informed me that it’s only a little over 2 hours away from where i live in mass. i’ll look for you if i end up there!

  16. Great to meet you this weekend. And the shawl is even more stunning in person! Have a safe trip home.

  17. it was great meeting you Amy!

  18. It was so nice to meet you! Glad you made it out for Rhinebeck after all. 🙂

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