Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sensational Knitted Swatch

This is the knitting that I am doing this week. SS09 class homework.

In January, we who work at yarn shops go to the TNNA trade show. I take classes from famous knitters who write books. So it's not like I am new to meeting famous knitters. But, I don't think I'll ever be so jaded as not to be excited to meet them and to learn all the fabulous stuff that they can impart.

Here is my swatch for the class I will take with Charlene Schurch. I expect to find out how to pronounce her last name and hopefully she will sign my book during the class.

I am thinking about having a contest. I'll buy a skein of sock yarn at ss09 and send it to a randomly chosen person who leaves a comment. Is there anyone out there? Do you like that idea?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Any crazy can use the internet

A while back I had a bad comment on my blog......uh.....it was NOTHING.

compared to THIS

crazy + the internet = frightening

Friday, July 24, 2009

I am gonna be stylin'

I had this awesome knitting themed fabric and Debbie K. did a perfect job of sewing this top for me. It looks great on and is super comfy. [thanks Deb!!]

I am going to wear it on the first day of Sock Summit.

I would say that I am a big dork for getting so excited about this event. But I think I am going to be in good company of a bazillion knitterly, geeky dorks in Portland.

I don't feel like I am half way ready.

We are bringing our dog and thought we had someone to watch her for a couple of days in Portland...that fell through today. I have to solve that problem. I have a little homework to do for my classes. ugh...so much more to do! I need to start with a few lists.

But, I am certain that I am going to look cute when I wear my new top!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Knitter's Retreat

What is a knitter's idea of a great weekend? All we have to do is KNIT! The meal this evening was delicious. We have been sipping wine and laughing like crazy. It's 10:00 pm and we didn't have to cook, clean or take care of anyone.

here is a link to learn more about the retreats : click

Thursday, July 16, 2009

for realz

Wow, this makes it seem so real now. I am getting excited!
I need this banner.

Hey Cally...you asked for a countdown? look over there.... :-P

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A wee sock & me again

I made a delicious pair of socks with Alpaca Yarn Co. Paca Peds HT. The HT stands for heel and toe. They put a little hank of solid colored yarn for making heels and toes .. aren't they cute?

I also made a wee tiny sock.
It's for Sock Summit. Folks are gonna pin tiny socks to themselves ... when they are wandering around Portland we can spot a fellow Summiteer (they picked that name I didn't) It's kinda like bird watching only geekier.
I like the teensie sock and I think I'll make one after each pair of normal sized socks.

So- I guess I'm back to blogging. I took a break, and in that time I learned a couple of things.
  • We really don't leave grade school
  • I work at a place where anyone can walk in and judge me
  • Blogging is even more public, as long and the sweet outweighs the nasties I guess I'll hang in there.
thanks to those of you who asked me back. :-)