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Monday, August 28, 2006

The great thing about having two bathrooms.

So the cute powder room, the one I painted a color that I'll now call "Tiffany box blue" instead of "old pickup blue"? I've found another use for it -- the blocking room.

My Verdant Root -- a greener version of Rusted Root -- is currently blocking on the floor. The long-suffering boyfriend is being very understanding about all this, especially since heaven only knows when it will dry in this dreary weather.

In the interim, I finally cast on for ye olde razor cami. I'm not even going to apologize for jumping on the bandwagon with this one -- it's adorable and the stitch pattern is slightly addictive. (And have you seen Katie's new sweater pattern? Makes me long for fall.)

I'm using Yarn Pirate yarn from Pure Knits in the colorway sweetheart. Ok, you're right, it's Yaaaaarn Pirate. Arr.

And here's about where I am so far. It reminds me of a Valentine or candy cane or Fruit Stripe gum.

I also got these little lovelies in the mail today from Charm Woven Labels. These seemed nice and old-fashioned, like something my grandmother would have used, if she could have afforded them. Maybe now I'll be a less selfish knitter?

And just to make you all really jealous, here's an autograph that I won on ebay of Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda from "Barney Miller". Can you believe no one else bid on it?


Blogger Kym said...

carrie- i love that you bid on that barney miller thing. i once won an ebay auction for a richard dawson (that's right, the guy from family feud) autographed pic. :)

didn't kenneth lay's wife have a gift wrapping room in their house? blocking room is even cooler...

9:45 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Tiffany Box Blue, eh? I'm glad my name touched you more than Old Pickup or whatever....

What is Katie's new fall pullover? i went to the site and couldn't find anything...

10:29 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

I love the razor cami too!! Now I will have to go check out her new sweater pattern.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Can't wait to see Verdant Root--I have so far resisted the urge to get that pattern but I'm contemplating their other new one (Glee).

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

Yay for the razor cami! Mine is currently stalled but I've been taking it with me everywhere - it travels well!

That Ebay win is fabulous.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

first things, first. click here.

secondly, love the label.

thridly, nice haul from ebay!

11:08 PM  
Anonymous yahaira said...

the boyfriend needs to get ya something in a tiffanys box to match ;)

I looooove the razor cami and the way the yaaaarrrrn pirate is knitting up...Im not biased at all!

11:28 PM  
Blogger Sachi said...

Barney Miller *snort*

Great labels!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Violet said...

i looooove that yarn pirate yarn! i think i might make a razor cami too...but maybe knitting a cami just in time for our wet winter isn't the best idea...

12:01 AM  
Blogger nat said...

I love that pink yarn, it's awesome.

12:09 AM  
Blogger jenna said...

I really enjoyed knitting the Razor Cami. Yours is looking great!

I love the labels...although I TOTALLY support selfish knitting, as well.

12:09 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Ooo! I can't wait to see your Verdant Root! My Rusted Root (I used the same color as the pattern) is just a bit of ribbing away from done. Thank God!
And Tiffany Blue? What's not to love.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Great idea to do the Razor in the Yarn Pirate! Georgia makes some great yarns! I have some and am waiting for Socktoberfest to knit up some knee socks! :)

7:55 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Hooray for a blocking room! I'm using the spare bedroom (my old bed) in our place -- a vast improvement from the living room floor in my old apartment.

Looking forward to seeing your Verdant/Rusted Root! (And "Send Me on My Way" is totally in my head right now...)

8:21 AM  
Blogger Biglug said...

Oh Barney Miller. You're a lucky auction winner!

8:21 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

love the yaaarn pirate. what a great choice for the razor cami. i can't wait to see it in person (hint hint to the news gods.)

8:23 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I would have so bid on the Barney Miller pic! That's great!

The Razor Cami is going to be so lovely in that gorgeous yarn.

9:12 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Love the labels, they are too cute.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

barney miller... i CANNOT believe you were the only bidder. CAN-NOT. ;)

looking forward to seeing your verdant root!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

What a great picture to have autographed and won.

That cami is great. I may have to give that one a go when I finally get around to knitting clothes.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I love the idea of a blocking room! My DH would be thrilled to not have to tip toe around my blocking or drying knits!

Her new fall sweater is AMAZING! I bookmarked it the second I saw it on craftster.

The cami is looking awesome too! I love the colors!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

yummy yummy pink and pretty ;o)

2:25 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

Verdant Root - that is brilliant!, how could you be the only bidder? That is a pretty funny picture of Abe Vigoda (whenever I hear his name I just think of Beastie Boys).
The Razor Cami does look like a great knit.
Dreary weather? Is it finally raining there? Hasn't it been ludicrously hot - or is it the humidity that is not letting it dry?
Those labels are great.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I just love Tiffany Box Blue--I've been staring at my bathroom since your last post, thinking Hmmm....
And the yarn for your razor cami is fantastic! What gorgeous colors! It is going to be beautiful.

12:45 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Heee, I use to watch Barney Miller. Loved it and all those older shows. The razor cami pattern is awesome looking!You always seem to find to cutest patterns knit.

8:19 AM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Oooh, a blocking room! I only have one bathroom/blocking room, which gives me a great excuse for not blocking anything.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Brooklyn Handspun said...

Great use of the small bathroom - I usually block on my bed, I think it's time for me to invest in a blocking board!

I Love Love Love the labels! Great ebay haul.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Jun said...

I love the blue bathroom!

12:06 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Reading this post reminded me that my ogee tunic is still soaking in the bathroom sink. Now if only a had a 2nd bathroom to block it in. My lack of blocking space is probably why my sweater had been in the sink for almost an hour. I should go rescue it and clear some floor space!

Your yarn pirate yarn is so pretty!!

11:30 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

Barney Miller. Talk about memories. I remember that i watched the show. I can't remember specific episodes, though.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Sluggo said...

You are lucky I did not see that Hal Linden/Abe Vigoda picture on ebay. I probably would have mortgaged my house to ensure winning bid on such a piece of history.

1:23 AM  

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