Monday, June 15, 2009

Did you knit in Public?

Last week was a very busy week. Susie and I went for knitting and tea at a Greenwich Village shop called Tea and Sympathy, followed by a margarita and nachos a little further east at Maraca's. We wound up at the Fire Store for a Firemen Calendar signing. A fun day with a little knitting here and a little knitting there. The rest of the week had a little more knitting here and there and before I knew it, it was time for knitting in public and BBQ! (Not at the same time) First we (hubby, son & I) attended the Big Apple BBQ @ Madison Square Pork, I-I mean park. Then on Sunday we went up to Woodstock - where I knit in the car, in a house, on a lawn, at the gas station, in McD's on the thruway, on the thruway and through a tunnel. (I was not driving)

I finished the Noro handle-bar covers for Vince's motorcycle. He can wear them on his feet until I get the rest of the cover knit. LOL ;D They came out really nice and knit up very fast - or so it seemed. They're for his birthday. I know I still have the second Kai-mei to finish for Dawn, but I was so excited about finishing Vince's socks that I cast on for Ysolda's Ishbell.

I'm using Blue Ridge Yarns Bambie that I got at last years Wool & Sheep Festival in Rheinbeck, NY. It's a superwash merino and bamboo blend sock yarn in the palest of greens with rose thrown in for good measure. The colorway is called Apple Rose. I like the slight sheen the bamboo gives the yarn. I don't know if I would have liked them as socks but I am liking Ishbell.

I haven't touched my Wyoming Alpaca sweater in a while. I'm going to have to start knitting at least a row here and there if I'm ever going to get the thing finished. If I do get the body done I'll have to turn this apartment upside down. I put two balls of yarn away for sleeves when I was originally making a top down, no pattern cardigan and wanted to make sure I had enough on the side for the sleeves. But I wasn't feeling the combo of the pattern (no pattern) and the yarn. I frogged it and started a different cardigan (with a pattern) that I do like very much. It's been so long since I put the yarn away that I can't remember where I put it! I'm hoping I don't need the two balls to finish because despite looking "everywhere" I still can't find that darn yarn!

Oh well I'll just have to keep on working on an Ishbell - or two. I'm thinking that this may be the shape of more scarves to come. They'll make great holiday gifts. Yes I know its early but we have a long list and I like things out of the way. Besides if I knit them up now I'll have more room for the goodies at the Sheep and Wool Festival come this fall. I'm already looking forward to it. Might have something to do with this fall weather we're having.

1 comment:

  1. I'd pay to see you knitting and driving simultaneously. Actually I'd just pay to see you drive!