Wednesday, July 25, 2012


A series of circumstances have led to the fact that I am moving back East again in two weeks. I can hardly believe it. Not to Boston, but to Philadelphia, where I lived right before I started this blog back in 2005.

I was a crocheter before I was a knitter; my grandmother taught me. But in preparation for the move to Boston, I had started to teach myself to knit from a book I checked out from the Philadelphia Free Library on traditional knitting in the British Isles. I knew Boston would be very cold, even compared to Philadelphia, and I was right. I still think about the Snow Days I didn't go to work and even saw someone cross-country skiing up Hanover Ave. in the Boston North End where I lived.

Philadelphia is also cold, compared to the Bay Area. In my nervousness, I have started making V. a heavy yoked sweater based on the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop book. I am ambivalent about how I like the results so far - I have been packing everything up, including yarn, so it has been a challenge to make color changes without reopening a box, and to resist buying new yarn that I would just have to move to Philadelphia. Especially since it's summer, not winter. There's plenty of time to get it done after the move, but I NEED to do something with my hands other than itch myself into hives.

1 comment:

arianna said...

I don't know the circumstances and I hope everything is working out for you, but I AM glad you'll be back on the East Coast! Then perhaps we can all plan a get-together...I've been SERIOUSLY delinquent in that since I moved out of Boston...

It would be SO super to see all of you girls again & catch up!! :)