Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Seattle: there and back in 48 hours...
Seattle is so one of the greatest cities in America. The coffee culture...the misty, temperate climate...the gorgeous architecture...the stunning natural beauty...the prevalence of très cool urban hipsters...so much to love. My work trip was short and sweet but did afford me the opportunity to visit the city and do two of my favorite things: have Thai food (twice!) and spend the afternoon knitting in a café. Above you see the Chevron, which I have come to realize that you can knit and knit and knit on and still have miles to go before you sleep. But in its' defense it is highly portable!
Not wanting to fall behind on my Malabrigo treadmill, I was able to complete the Stella's hat during my trip. The hat is incredibly warm and the pattern is soon to be chez A.D.D. a gift staple. 'Geranio' is a great color as it edges toward being overly pink but somehow rescues itself and manages to be a great color. Next up for me is Mabel's Scarf in Bergamota...
Pattern: Knitting School Dropout's Stella's Hat
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Geranio
Needles: Size 8 addi turbos
Mods: None at all, because the pattern is utterly perfect...
My lil bro had a birthday recently, and you can read about a funny incident that happened at the party on RuPaul's blog here. Yes my blog is competing with a bona fide celebrity blog to win the attention of my brother. How can I compete with a 6'5'' drag queen? I can't.
Above you see the Seattle Public Library. Is it ringing a knitting bell for you? Yes, it's the Koolhaas structure that inspired our pal Jared so much. Perhaps now the library should be part of a United States Knitting Tour! Can you think of other notable knitting sites that might be worthy of a stop on this tourist jaunt for knitters?