Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Knit or Blog; Blog or Knit.... What to do....




I guess I'll blog but I'm not sure I'm at all happy about the knitting time I'm giving up, no not at all sure. Show and tell was alot of fun, I really was a show, I didn't realize that Willow's knitters were all beginning beginners. My self patterning sock yarn was a great hit, as was my red felted bag. I tried to explain to everyone that if you could knit and purl you could do this, to say they were skeptical is a understatement of mammoth proportions. The most interesting part of the evening was seeing how patiently my friend, Willow, was handling being the instructor. I remarked on this later and, of course, she didn't realize it at all. This led to a conversation about knitting in general and she informed me she considers me a capital "K" Knitter. Not who I see myself as at all...I guess our perceptions of ourselves will never really match others... Someone else told me she loves to read my blog because I'm so witty...don't these people realize the pressure these kind of statements put on people...now I'm trying to decide if every letter I type is properly witty and if my next project will be capital "K" knitting...just great...no pressure, no pressure at all.




Further news includes a refinished cedar chest, that

B believes I retrieved from our basement because I needed a coffee table, of course, I was actually thinking stash storage, it'll be our little secret. Just so you know this chest is solid cedar planks aprox 1.5" thick, at least 100 yrs old, perfect for wool storage. I just haven't decided if it should be new wool storage or finished wool storage. I have a lot of nice wool sweaters that I wouldn't like to see a moth near. Decisions...decisions....


Looky what else the perfect bag to transport socks in progress, it even has a zipper. Its original purpose was holding bath products now its a knitting bag and as an added bonus it smells good. Right now it's holding my Lorna's Laces completed sock and sock number two also has my


bumble bee tape measure in it. While I was at Lantern Moon, I noticed these, I must ask my favorite yarn store owner why she doesn't have any in stock. I do have other knitting needle cases but my dpns keep falling out and you would think that with the amount of sock yarn she's selling this would be...well...a great idea, hint, hint (Sometimes she reads my blog). As long as we are talking about socks just a couple more things, one, I was directed to a new cast on for my toe up socks, it's called the Turkish cast on and the tutorial is here, I much prefer it to the figure 8 cast on mentioned in the Knitty article. Two, I found this contest, and it sounds like a hoot and a half, and since I do now have a blog, I'll probably sign up. I knew I started this for a reason. As an aside what does it say about me when K asked me if I'd like to go to Mt. Fuji (yes, in Japan) with her my first thought was can I actually pack enough yarn to keep myself busy during 15 hrs of travel and how close is the Noro mill to Mt. Fuji, after all, its not like I'd ever get back to Japan again so how far out of the way is too far anyway? Well, I have no, read that again, no socks on needles and I'm getting some kind of odd withdrawal symptoms, so its time for me to go cast on some toes. Yes, K, I realize I should be finishing your sweater, first, especially if I'm going to possibly ask you to travel all over hell's half acre looking for a yarn factory, I'll get to it in a minute, just one sock toe, just one.... CJ

2 comments:

Purl Girl said...

we did have those...thanks for reminding me how great they are....Lantern Moon sock needles on the way... I know what those great boys should get you for mothers day!!! ;)

Willow said...

Just so you know how Very Much I love you -- I have spent the past half hour during which I did not call you back trying to leave a comment. I did in fact compose a lengthy one, only to have it disappear when I finally finally FINALLY got signed in. This happened the last two times I left comments before. If you never get another one from me, you'll know why.

The original comment was gracious and witty btw.