Tuesday, July 16, 2002

luna mothThe luna moths have returned! This is the second year a luna moth has claimed my front door as its home. They only live for a week or so, but what a glorious sight while they're here.

Speaking of things that have returned, the Knitting is Better than Prozac is back in action throughout Blogspot. More a pitch for knitting than for Knitter's Review itself, the ad should provide welcome comfort to those of you who are sick of looking at those "Free Credit!" and "Low-Interest Home Loans!" ads.

Things in blog land have changed considerably since the first version went up many moons ago. Hundreds of new knitting blogs have emerged. The New York knitting maven behind : : w w w . d a n g e r o u s c h u n k y . c o m : : has moved her stash across the country to Seattle, where she and Beth, the woman behind Homemade Slice of Chaos, are now raising quite a storm.

Dare I admit a sense of loss and thinly veiled envy? What are we East Coasters to do?

One option is to gang together at the first-annual Knitter's Review retreat this November in Virginia. Ironically, while it is being put together by an online entity, the event itself will take place in a rather rustic lodge where phones and TVs don't exist. Even cell phone coverage is sketchy.

The idea is to indulge in knitting, knitting, and more knitting (with an ample dose of tea and the lodge's homemade sweet rolls, which I hear are deadly) without any of our daily distractions. There'll even be an on-site yarn shop for extra supplies. Already 10 people have registered, so this should be great fun.

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