Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Doing vs. Discussing

A big part of why I don’t blog as much as I used to is that I spend a lot of my internet time doing research for other big things going on right now. No, I am not going to have a baby, just to clarify things. Let’s just say it will be great in the end.

Awhile ago I had the pleasure of meeting Jodie for coffee downtown. What a sweetheart she is!

ViolinJodie and TheBon

As a side note to our meeting, the Pumpkin cookies at Palace Bakery are delicious, and should not be missed if you get the chance.

The main purpose of our meeting was to deliver fiber that I had bought from Jodie’s new Etsy Shop. Four ounces of merino in her “Hebrides Overture” colorway:


Note the cute little stitchmarker near the tag. It even coordinates with the fiber!


I love the portrait of the composer on the back of the tag! Cute detail, I’m not sure I would have known what he looked like otherwise. Classical music is certainly not something I know a lot about.


The fiber was dyed so that all of the blue is at one end, all of the brown at the other and the green in the middle. I’m spinning it starting with all of the brown, then I’ll spin the green, then the blue so that when it is knit it will be a really interesting progression of color. Originally it was going to be a hat for TheBoy but we’ll see when it’s all done.

Aside from meeting with Jodie I’m not sure that I’ve done anything of any great interest lately, that I can talk about anyway. We’re waiting on the cd of the professional photos from the wedding and then I’ll post and link to some of my favorites. Overall we’re very happy with them.

TheBoy and I have been spending a lot of time together, and there has been knitting. Gift knitting and charity knitting. I am in dire need to finish up my package for the charity blanket swap and send it off, my downstream pal should have gotten part of my gift to her ages ago, and the blanket is still here. Newlywed life is no less busy than wedding planning life was, I’m not sure why I expected it to be.


  1. amysbabies

    That is going to be some stunning yarn! Love the colors. Can’t wait to see what you have been researching ;D

  2. SewPixie

    Now I’m all curious about what you are up to! 🙂 The fiber colors and your blog theme colors are wonderful.

  3. Anne

    I just popped over from unfats! I like you there and was sad to see that you don’t really LJ (but I don’t that much either) so we can’t be friends.

    Anyway, glad you’re over there and your wedding picture is WONDERFUL! I love that dress.

  4. penny

    🙂 Yay! 🙂 I bought colour in spinning mostly so i could figure out how to spin the pretty roving that jodie makes! i’m eager to see how they all turn out. 🙂

  5. Lindsey

    I know that I’m commenting on an old post but I just had to. The picture of you and Jodi is absolutely beautiful! It’s one of those types of pictures that should be featured in a coffee table book about friends. Your lovely smile lights up your face. It did my heart good to come across it!