I wouldn't want you to fall over from the shock.
I'm working on "The Other Mitten". Let's just let that sink in for a minute shall we? Yeah, now it's coming back, isn't it..... That
mitten. Remember this
I guess 2007 is the year for Finished Objects. I'm still working on husband's Chocolate Cake Socks
and I wanted to work on something that wasn't so small it made my hands cramp.... so what did I decide to do?
I figured I'd wrestle an octopus just for grins. No, really. These mittens are worked in Fair Isle on 5 DPNs size US-2. Fair Isle is fiddly and to be frank, (Alyssa
cover your eyes) I hate
I'm sorry to all those folks who love them. I know there'll be gnashing of teeth and such, but I'm an Addi Turbo girl myself. If I can't work what ever it is on two circulars, I'm miserable. That, and I'm so used to working on two circs that are connected
that when I get to the end of the row, I just keep letting go of the needle and dropping the damn thing on the floor! (which my cats love and think is the "Best-Game-Ever", BTW)
So, I worked all the increases for the tip of the mitten on those blasted DPNs and then I switched to Circulars as fast as my little fingers would carry me. Interestingly, while I still struggle with the best way to hold the yarn in my left hand, the pattern is going a LOT faster than I thought it would. I got an extra inch finished last night while Hubby watched another
something about WWII on the
History Channel. Maybe someday I'll even graduate to the Lion Scarf
that I ordered from Herself
lo, these many months ago.
I've even been thinking about using the finishing techniques I learned from Catherine Lowe last year. It's funny how finishing knits makes you think on what you've learned. Now if I could just figure out how to Start
a project with sufficient lead time to Finish
it the way I want to, well then, life would be just Ducky now, wouldn't it?!Touched by Royalty!
For those of you who haven't already heard, The Harlot
is coming to Chicago-land!! She's coming on April 3rd to Oak Brook, IL. at Borders.
1500 16th Street at 7:30 p.m. And here's the cool thing. Are you ready??
I work almost across the street from where she'll be making her appearance!!! I'm so excited I'm wiggling again!! Here's a map
, just for proof.
If you read her blog you'll know that she's been talking about "Representin'" in New York and how her Wonder Publicist has booked a hall that holds 750 people where she will speak and show the sock and take pics and such.
Thinking about Representin', I left a comment yesterday on her blog mentioning how close I work to the venue and offering (half in jest) to go over and let them know just how many people they might want to expect. I was planning on doing it anyway when I checked my email this morning and what did I see?
A reply. I got a reply from the Yarn Harlot h-e-r-s-e-l-f!!! She said she thought it would be a good idea and would I please do so? Holy Canoli, Batman!! I've been touched by Knitting Royalty (even thought Stephanie herself would probably choke at being called "Royalty")!! So, I figure I'll print out some of her attendance pics from past events and write a short but professional note for the store manager explaining what to expect.
Thanks Miz Stephanie! I hope lots of people call Borders and tell them to expect a whole load of people. Maybe then they'll get the message not to underestimate the amazing power of knitters!
Tonight is GROUP night at the Borders at Lake and Skokie Blvd. from 6:30 until Whenever! I hope you can join us!
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