Sep 14

Okay, not just “black and white” – there’s orange and green and brown, too. But the idea of the title is that this blog may be just text for a while.

It seems that our camera has gone MIA. Or more likely, some unsuspecting (or immoral) rental car renter thinks he/she just got themselves a great deal on a digital camera with a super-sized memory card. Wo0t! Yeah… not good.

So in the meantime, we’ll try to be clever with our words and/or we’ll recycle some pix stored on the PC.

If you want to read about our trip to Cinci, continue on.

First, imagine a cute lil’ picture off to the right side there —->

It would’ve been a cleverly framed pic angled so that you could see my current sock WIP (work in progress) on my knee, Matt’s geek ‘zine, and airport carpet. Yep – waiting to board our flight out of DFW.

The sock is a toe-up, short-row heel, ankle sock knit from my dye-o-rama’s gifted yarn, which you can see here (labeled as “the beauty”). This is some really nice and thick sock yarn that is knitting up great. I’m loosely following the Gentleman’s Shooting Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks. At the time of the foto (and the flight), I had just finished the heel and was v. happy. (Too proud, perhaps?)

As of last night, some ribbing has been knitted and the sock was bound off, albeit too tightly. I will need to undo this and try a different method. Perhaps I’ll add a bit more ribbing/height after I weigh the remaining yarn.

Although there wasn’t much knitting during this trip (we watched an in-flight Angel episode thanks to my techie-man), I did get to visit a yarn store. Most of the weekend was filled with family hang time and going through old (OLD!) photographs of my paternal grandmother’s. (Yeah, they’re so old that they get the full, spelled out word! hee!)

The store was Lambikin’s Hideaway in Hamilton!, OH. (There’s a story behind that exclamation point that I won’t let the city of Hamilton! forget.) It was a bit out of our way, but we coerced my folks to follow us up there and get lunch before we headed back home. Also, I had one commenter, blogless Rusty, from my last post who recommended this store.

I wish that I could’ve had more time to browse and enjoy the store. It’s a great space and had a good “feel” to it. There’s an upstairs area for classes, and the yarn is divvied up in 2 or 3 rooms. During my quick breeze around, I noticed a few brands that we don’t carry down here and picked up what I could.

So… [cough, cough]… at this point, you would be directed to the next few pictures of my wonderful new yarn bounty. Let’s see, there are two skeins of Claudia’s Hand Painted sock yarn in a color called ‘Butter Pecan’ (not shown on her site). They’re loverly, really. I also picked up one skein of Malabrigio in a dark brown and green bit of wonderful. (If the color is on their site, I don’t recognize it.)

I also grabbed a variegated ball of Cascade Fixation for a pair of ankle socks and a skein of Louet Sales Euroflax Linen in a cool, country blue. (I have a skein of this in a aqua color from MSWF.) I would have loved to look at the shop’s books and needles and ask some questions, but I was given a 15 minute limit and had already surpassed that.

Other fotos that you might see to the right – had we not left the camera in the rental car – would have been:

  • Fun anniversary party pix of my folks in their silly cruise hats and me with two of my brothers. Us siblings gathered our forces and gifted the folks with a Caribbean cruise. Boy – were they surprised!
  • Squirrels, squirrels, and more squirrels! No, not *real* squirrels. One of the little townships between our hotel and my parent’s home celebrated their 150th “birthday” with 4′ tall painted squirrels. You can see them all on their site and read their little blurb about it. We found (and photographed) 11 of these guys.
  • Silly signage! Still in Glendale, we saw some sign images that made us either giggle or scratch our heads and wonder why.

Alas and alack, there are no fotos for you, our dear readers, to enjoy and guffaw over. We’ll hopefully have a solution soon, but until then you’ll have to use your imaginations!

6 Responses to “What’s black and white and…”

  1. Jen da Purse Ho Says:

    too bad about your camera. I would have mourned like crazy…then go out and got a new one! haha. but the lost pics…that’s the most upsetting thing. :(

    and i love the yarn you got. me want!

  2. Betty from Denton Says:

    Bummer about the camera. :-(

    What season of “Angel” are you up to these days? Are you enjoying it more than when I saw you this spring?

  3. aubyn Says:

    sorry about the camera – i will have to imagine the pictures in my head-and to teach you a lesson i will be imagining you naked in all of them. tee hee

  4. Rusty Morris Says:

    Glad you enjoyed Lambikins! If you thought the squirrels were amusing you should have been here for all the pigs we had downtown. It was quite interesting. There is a little shop in Glendale that carries some knitting supplies but mostly quilting so you didn’t miss anything there! Sorry about your camera. Rusty

  5. P-la Says:

    Great post even without the pix!

  6. Rachel Says:

    Bummer about the camera, but it has a happy ending right?
    -R

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