I like you.
I think you’re probably pretty funny.
Yes, I mean you. The one that’s staring at this from the other side of their computer screen. No, don’t take that literally, I don’t mean the back side of the computer. I mean that you take the time to read what I write.
I think you’ve got a really good sense of humor. You read what I write anyway and I think you keep coming back. Which implies a certain sense of humor.
You’re still there, right? I haven’t scared you off?
So this is awkward, but could you maybe please leave me a message and let me know you’re actually there? Just go down to the bottom of this post (or any post) and click on the button that says “0 Comments.” You might have to type in your name, but you could probably leave a fake name and I would never really know. Unless your name is “Bob TheMinion,” then I’ll assume it’s my 8 year old leaving me a comment. Leave whatever comment you want. You don’t have to tell me that I’m funny or not funny. Talk to me about knitting.
Tell me that you’re listening.
Ok, now that the awkwardness is over, I’ll get back to our regularly scheduled programming.
What I’m Knitting
I finished the 2nd gray cowl last week and gave it to the recipient in time for a decent size snowstorm. By decent, we got about 4 inches during the day and another dusting with blowing snow that night. So not a huge storm by any stretch of the imagination but enough to make driving sort of crummy.
I cast on a sock during a road trip last weekend. Socks really are the comfort food of knitting for me. I hate to say it, but these are white and gray – with little flecks of color. It’s sort of a vanilla sock pattern with a variation of my very own. More about that later.
In direct contrast to the whole lot of gray that I have been knitting, I also cast on a pair of Stay On Baby Booties in lime green for a new baby on my husband’s side of the family. These are my go to pattern for babies feet. The pattern is in Knitting for Baby. Lots of these little shoes have been made and they really do stay on baby’s feet.
What I’m Not Knitting
- The sweater… for no real reason except I guess I want to knit on something that feels like progress is being made.
- The hat for Addie…. again for no real reason. I’d better pick it up again soon since it’s really almost done.
Knots & Tangles
Not knots or tangles this week. But then again, there probably hasn’t been enough knitting to run into any problems. I just finished up a big project at work, so hopefully I’ll have the bandwidth left at night to knit more.
I had somewhat of a wild hair last week and started checking out knitting retreats and gatherings. I haven’t been to any knitting classes in some time. I looked into one in Madison, WI but decided that the cost of the hotel room I would need for 2 nights plus the registration fee made it more than I was willing to spend. Then I remembered Yarnover. Yarnover is hosted by the Minnesota Knitters Guild and is only about 45 minutes away from my in-laws house. A day long class with Franklin Habit was open! (I’ve met him before, but I go slightly fan girl in the presence of funny knitting bloggers) Since the hubby works the weekend of Yarnover, I arranged to stay with my in-laws and have the kids hang out there for the day. Problem solved! Knitting enabled. The list of vendors is pretty amazing, so I’ll have to save my pennies.
Now I should probably tell my husband about this plan…. Right? I should tell him?