8.24.2007

Getting back to knitting

Hello everybody from so long ago and so far away! Sorry for the long absence. Moving is hard! I just wasn't knitting, so I had nothing to blog about. Finally I started to knit, got ready to blog, and then my computer died! Well, long story short, she came back from the dead but she's on the chopping block. She's up for sale on Craigslist right now and I'm waiting for a buyer.

Remember this?


It's in progress and I love it! I just couldn't take any more of the kusha scarf. I love the yarn, but I can only do so much stockinette before I start to fiend for a cable, a bobble, or a rib at the very least. The scarf makes for good subway knitting, and the vest waits at home for me to work on it.

I finally found time between the new job and furnishing our new apartment to make it to my new local yarn shop, Knitty City. I had a great experience there and the staff was really helpful and welcoming. Plus they give out these amazing drawstring top bags when you buy yarn:



And my apartment is coming along. Once we moved in, we realized that our loft scale furniture just doesn't work in the tiny space. We have since gotten rid of some of the things we moved all the way over here and replaced them with miniature versions, like this table and chair set I got at Ikea:



And my favorite part of the house, our tiny new sofa found on craigslist, and coffee table from IKEA.


Moving furniture, without a car, and in and out of a 4th floor walkup is pretty complicated stuff.

I've started a little blog for my new place, coclico. Take a break from ogling yarn and check out the amazing shoes on the site. I'm having a lot of fun getting to know my new customers and giving the store my special touch.

14 comments:

knotology said...

I didn't know you were moving to my 'hood! Welcome! Maybe we can go yarn shopping together sometime, email me at yivich@gmail.com if you want, I live in the low 90's at Amsterdam . . .

shopgirl said...

we are so close! that would be super fun- I'm sure you could show me some good spots to shop.

lekkercraft said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled and nicely set up. Your apt. looks pretty! Hope you're getting some more knitting and exploring time. I totally recognize the shop where you're working - it's kinda nearby me, but I wander around those streets all the time.

pearl said...

how exciting to move!! i know the feeling of getting bored with stst. the vintage cardigan i'm doing is mainly that. yes the body itself has the cable up the front, but i still got bored with it. and now i'm pulling my hair for the petal i'm testing for stephanie! but i'm trying to hurry it up

elizabeth said...

I love that table and chair set! Very cute.

Olgajazzy said...

That's so fun to arrange your new apartment and that table from ikea is very cool! I have to visit you when next in nyc and the funniest part i know two people who work at Knitty City but has actually never been in that store.. small knit blog world!

Girl Kae said...

Welcome back - missed your blog :) I love the little table and chair set - your ikea definitely beats ours here in Australia !

pamela wynne said...

Welcome back! I had similar issues when I moved from a loft to a house -- totally different scales, huh?

Can't wait to see the vest progress. In the meantime, I'm off to check out the shoe blog!

soknitpicky said...

Hey, welcome back! I'm backlogged from my move too. I finished my kusha scarf 'cause with all the stress from moving, all I could manage was stockinette! :-) Can't wait to see your new project. I have that mag too and was eyeing it.

Lydia said...

It's good to see your knitting again. That vest looks so interesting in the photo -- I'm looking forward to seeing your version. What color is it?

Love the shoes on the coclico site. I'm down in SoHo a lot so I'll have to stop by someti`me and drool on the merchandise(!)

Janet said...

I recently moved into a much larger space and ended up having the exact opposite problem - not enough/big enough furniture to fill the space! Hmmm, at least that was true until my boyfriend moved in.... now we're back to wondering where on earth we're going to put everything... *sigh*j

But your apt looks adorable! Have fun settling in!

jen said...

i was going to comment and "send" you some cooling sf fog but it's been quite warm here (80's)! but that's nothing like east coast humidity. hope you you get a break from the heat soon!

Maia said...

Hi, I've been reading and enjoying your blog for a while, thought I'd come out of lurkdom to say I'm happy your back. New furniture looks great, as does the cabled vest, can't wait to see how it turns out.

knitlit kate said...

your new place looks fab! and that vest. (sigh) it is truly gorgeous!