Wednesday, May 17, 2006

More Yarny Fun

So as usual for a Wednesday, the regular group gathers for the weekly knitting, talking, checking out new books, and all the other fun stuff at Zephyr. This week we had a visit from a family who came to look at the art on the walls. The older "mom" apparently doesn't much care for modern art, but she was fascinated by our knitting. Said if she'd known, she'd have brought hers! So of course we told her she'd be welcome any time! As you can see from the picture, Joan took a minute off from her Wobbly to snap some pictures--I think she's planning to make an album. Hard to believe it, but we've been meeting for almost a year now. From a small group of 3 at a Starbucks, we've grown and grown. Such fun! Also, thanks to Marie's speedy knitting, she got both of her projects to a point where she had to stop, and to stave off boredom, she very kindly ripped my blue stole back to a point before the ugly mistake. You can see the ugly spot in the picture from last week's post. Somehow, it always seems to be easier to rip someone else's project back,doesn't it?

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Misery Still Loves Company

Remember when I posted about all of my UFOs? And one in particular was designated the "Misery Loves Company" project? My Map of the World (MOTW) sweater? The one that only needs one more sleeve to be finished, but since I've already knit 3 sleeves for it (yes, something has "eaten" the sleeves!) I'm really dragging my feet about casting on that last sleeve. I mean, as in REALLY dragging my feet. In fact, this is what has happened to that poor project. Those are reams of printer paper piled on top of it.So, of course, what else can one do except cast on a new project? I got a little carried away on Mother's Day, what with the girls giving me that old "it's your day, do whatever you want to!" routine. Anyway, this is the capelet that's on the cover of Knitting On The Edge, the pink spirally thing is a practice rose. It's a special request from Caitlin, who wanted the off-white color and, well, I already had the yarn... I got this much done watching Extreme Makeover Home and Survivor on Sunday night. Yes, we were at Caitlin's, and she has Tivo. There was a good dinner prepared by Youngest Daughter (and sweetie, the cheese fondue was great!), and much champagne, and all in all a good family evening. Now to look forward to this week's SnB!