January 18, 2014

Knitting On The Side

Yes, I'm still working on my Acer Cardigan,

but haven't made more progress because some things came up.  I agreed to test knit a sock:

I can't show you the sock, but I can show you the yarn, it's Tosh Sock in chartreuse.  It's not nearly as bright as it shows up in the photo, but it is pretty bright and it's been balled up for at least two years.  Yikes!

And while I'm still working on Cynthia's husband's sock with Smooshy in cloud jungle, (sock #1 is almost finished, but I need him to try it on for fit):

I had a slight issue with my eyeglasses:

A little Krazy Glue and the glasses are kind of fixed, but now I look crazy.  I can see as clear as day as long as I tilt my glasses at the right angle.  Still, glue is better than duct tape.  Right?

I would have knit today, but I went to Vogue Knitting Live in NYC instead:

In spite of the fact that there seemed to be fewer vendors, it was crowded as heck!  There were plenty of New York vendors (Knitty City, School Products, Lion Brand), but I can visit them any time, so I stuck to vendors that were independent and/or new to me.  I found success and kept my spending to a minimum.  Yay!  Loot photos will appear in my next post.

I was there with Cynthia while she learned to 'arm knit':

She used three strands of yarn held together and stopped 'knitting' when the object was about 10 feet long.  What'cha gonna do with that, Cynthia?  She decided not to bind off but to take it home, cast on more stitches and see how it comes out.  It was a free class, by the way, and the yarn was free if you took the lesson.  Sweet, eh?  Maybe there's enough yarn to make two scarves.

All in all, it was a wonderful day inside, even though it rained, hailed and then was freezing beyond belief outside.

Guess this means I've got to get back to knitting.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see y'all in class to understand this arm knit. I agree with you about the vendors.