Crafty as a Serpent

A knit blog with recipes and theological musings interspersed.

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Location: Portland, Maine, United States

Abby d'Ambruoso is a Lutheran pastor and interfaith chaplain, currently serving in a variety of ministries in Portland, Maine.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Berkeley Kite Festival

Yesterday, my partner went sailing with his dad, leaving me on my own for the day. I decided to go down to the Berkeley Kite Festival, which was fantastic. I borrowed my neighbor's digital camera (thanks, Katy!) and packed my sock in progress, which remains nameless. (If you have a suggestion for a name for these socks, leave a comment).
Here are the results of yesterday:

The (current) sock visits the Berkeley Kite Festival.Some of the Japanese kite flyers (Hamamatsu Tako) who were in town with their kites.

I also got some pictures of an astounding hat. Sighting this hat made me think, "What was this woman thinking? Who made this hat and what were they thinking?"
Alas, blogger is not allowing me to upload more pictures at the moment.
In the next post: Pics of my sock, pics of the amazing hat, and a little story about booties.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

A crafting blog

This first post feels rather intimidating. How can I make this brilliant, funny, witty? Apparently I can't, the pressure is just too high.

A bit about the origins of this blog:

I've been blogging on livejournal for about a year and a half now. And I'm more than a little bored with it. Thanks to my neighbor, I have found sites like the Panopticon, where Franklin introduced me not only to Dolores but also to the Yarn Harlot . And through the delightful Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, I have found so many others. And now I am addicted. I am addicted to knitting blogs.

I love how reading them stirs the creative juices. When I read them, I get excited about the possibilities of knitting. And then I realize I've wasted all this time reading, so I should just go grab my current Work In Progress (which, by the way, is a sock at this moment. Thanks, Stephanie!)

Now, you might wonder why I have no pictures (or very few). It is because I am without a digital camera. I know, I know. I can hear the gasps from here. I rely upon the kindness of those who do have digital cameras and the film developing team at Costco to convert my regular film to digital.

Why this dire situation? Well, I'm a grad school student. And I'm trying to be fiscally responsible. And, to be honest, I spent all the camera money on yarn. Can you blame me? I found this great cone of cashmere in New York for only $80. And then I found some Koigu. And... And... And... And so we find me, Abby, without a camera.

But please, stick with me. I am planning to purchase a camera in September when I am settled in my new home in Ohio. I figure it is best not to spend the moving money and our cushion of savings. You know, just in case there's an accident or something. I will try to entertain you with my literary prowess in the meantime.