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04 September 2013

A post about knitting stuff

Not the least of which is the crowning of this year's Knitters' Chick & Knitters' Hunk!

I approve.

Stitchlamb
I pulled out this cute stitch marker last night to mark the beginning of my round when I picked up stitches for the first sleeve of the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi. It was a gift from Laura, organizer of the bus that delivered 50 knitters, including me, from NE Wisconsin to Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL, a month ago. I can't believe that was a month ago! I had fun meeting, talking to and/or shopping Lisa Souza, Cephalopod Yarns, The Verdant Gryphon, Zen Yarn Garden, Miss Babs... you know, the place was just plump full of gorgeousness!

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend, but I don't think I'll make it this year. That's okay. It's not like I don't have any yarn. Heh.

Lord, I just keep knitting and knitting and knitting... it's definitely PROCESS time right now. I'm barely registering a finish -- or bothering to finish -- before moving straight on to the next thing. Baby/kid stuff. This needs buttons, those need to be sewn, that one needs some ties. The "next thing" isn't even really decided upon until it's time to cast on... but I must keep knitting... reaching into the hazy fog to pull out a pattern and some yarn... okay, let's knit THAT.

I have no idea what's next, but I've little more than a sleeve and buttonband to figure it out.

I'd like to see some sheep and wool, and have entertained a vague notion of October in New York... feeling like I deserve something like that right now. Or maybe just a little off-topic trip to NY. Or someplace.

I'm happy to learn of JC Briar's return to Yarn by Design's Midwest Masters in April. That's something to put on the calendar. Have you heard about her Stitch Map project?

Do I seem jumpy? Sending my kid off the day after tomorrow for her first day of school -- in Edinburgh! We practice Skyped (upstairs/downstairs) yesterday.

:)

 

Comments

You do seem jumpy - that's just what I was thinking as I read through your thoughts! I hope the knitting is working to slow you down and help you process all that's happening!

Is it possible she lives so soon!? She must be out of her mind with excitement (and you, too!).
I've been dreaming of Rhinebeck...no way this year, but maybe next!

Thinking about you and your soon-to-be Scottish Lass, wishing safe travels, successful Skyping, and a wonderful, memorable year!

Great idea to practice Skyping. Technology never works quite as seamlessly as advertised. Best of luck to the new Scot!

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