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[10 Jun 2010 | 10 Comments | 3,295 views]
you’re going where? to do what?

As soon as I got back from Vegas, I had just enough time to finish all the laundry before I started packing again. This time off to Michigan. Middle of Nowhere, Michigan in fact. Well, technically we were in Grayling, but it’s mostly all farm and fishing country.

Remember how I went to Philly that time? And then the girls came to Boston? And then we went to DC? We did that, except we rented a giant fishing lodge for the Memorial Day weekend. Just three nights for 8 of us, …

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[8 Jun 2010 | 7 Comments | 5,667 views]
Vegas, baby

It has been a busy month for travel around here. Last month I zipped out to Vegas for a couple days to loaf with The Husband after he finished up at a conference. In what is fast becoming tradition, we hit a few of our favourite spots.

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[5 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,513 views]
wrapping up SPA

Every year at SPA, there’s a fashion show. It’s low-key without a runway or anything, just normal folks showing off their finished knits from the year.  Everyone is incredibly supportive and appreciative and I love the vibe. For the second year in a row, we’ve proven ourselves to be the loud group in the corner, but I’m choosing to think that folks like the fun we bring. We’re that loud group of college buddies at an uptight wedding.

Some of the finished knits in the fashion show aren’t to my taste …

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[2 Mar 2010 | 10 Comments | 2,533 views]
my LYS away from home

This weekend my girls and I all drove up to Freeport, Maine for our annual trip to SPA. (I love that SPA doesn’t stand for anything, it’s just capitalized for emphasis.) In what is quickly becoming tradition, we always drive a little farther and finish up our caravan at Purl Diva in Brunswick.

The owner, Ellen, is fabulous and is running a shop after my own heart. Great yarn selection, attention paid to lighting and most key, heaps of seating so you can sit and knit.

Loki, the shop dog is …

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[25 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,528 views]
japadog!

If you’ve watched Anthony Boudain’s No Reservations, you’ve seen him feature the Japadog hot dog cart in the Vancouver episode (around the minute 7:20 mark in this youtube clip)  The one thing I wanted to be sure to do while we were home was to hit that cart.

They feature a few different styles, but basically it’s super duper friendly smiley Japanese folks serving hot dogs, Japanese-style.

Turkey dogs, pork dogs, beef dogs or veggie dogs on a regular bun but topped with daikon radish and miso or teriyaki sauce and nori. …

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[12 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,822 views]
Are you ready?

Let the knitting olympics begin!

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[11 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,109 views]
one more day!

My mum has been volunteering for Vanoc (the Olympic organizing committee) for the last few years and when they offered volunteers tickets to the Olympic opening ceremonies dress rehearsal, she jumped on it. GUESS WHO ELSE GOT TO GO?
Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

I can’t tell you anything about it (we were sworn to secrecy) but you’ll have to watch on Friday night. So freaking fantastic.
We’re off to watch my old boss carry the Olympic torch in the rain later this afternoon. I’m telling you, so much great stuff happening here. …

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[8 Feb 2010 | 8 Comments | 15,551 views]
Olympic countdown

Olympics? In my hometown? OF COURSE I’m going to be there. Or here, really, because we flew out a couple days ago and are already in town soaking up the crazy excited vibe.  Vancouver is positively jumping.

It also happens to be The Husband’s birthday week, so expect to see many more photos of beers and friends and light shows. LOVE this city!

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[30 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,451 views]
Rhinebeck, finally

The best thing about being behind in blogging Rhinebeck is that y’all are already over your 2009 Rhinebeck post ennui. Everything old is new again, or something like that.
This year Pam (Flint Knits) flew out to Boston and along with Danielle (aswiminknits) we carpooled up to Kingston on Friday to meet up with the crew. Drinks, shenanigans and redonk amounts of laughter, THIS is what the New York Sheep and Wool festival is really about. Sure, the yarn shopping is great. Sure, spotting handknits in the wild is great. Sure, …

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[17 Aug 2009 | 6 Comments | 8,409 views]
zomg, Sock Summit blew my mind

Holy doodle, y’all. Sock Summit was insane. (Also, hi! It’s been a while since I posted here. Welcome! Feel free to check out the new splityarn.com digs. And yes, I know the old photos before I was hosting everything at flickr have disappeared. I’m going to get on that, but not today. I have to learn Word Press too, so you know, I’ve got enough on my plate. Also, we’ve moved house! And I have some super exciting secret news that will merit allcaps when the time comes for the …