Last week was the start of my bowling season. Turns out that I was the only one there, from my team. I didn’t have a team to bowl against and was finished in 45 minutes. Good thing Tom was there to coach me. 4 months without bowling and, I’ve got to say, I’m rusty.
Still kind of ticked off about Uli getting robbed two weeks in a row. And I’m especially annoyed that the judges thought that Jeffrey had the best designs. I still bust out laughing when I see those Look-At-My-Crotch-Zipper pants. Sigh. Does this mean that I’m getting old, when I can’t see "true style"?
Yesterday I went to a local Meet-Up knitting meeting. There were 7 of us, which made for a pretty good sized group. The Panera didn’t have seating for more than 4 at a table but we managed to "make it work" (oops! Project Runway still on my mind!).
Amy started a skinny scarf for her daughter. A. – Amy’s daughter – did a bit of knitting, too. Chris was working on her Something Red – and wearing one of her new dragonfly necklaces. The coordinator of the group, Jeanne ,was working on socks from yarn she had spun. Linda (hey Linda! Do you have a blog?) was knitting an adorable pumpkin hat and Kathy was making a fun-fur scarf.
Everyone seemed to have a good time and I’m looking forward to the next meeting.
I did a bit on Tom’s Vest, which looks like this…
You can sort of see the the diamonds. Black on black is a tough knit.
And I did a bit of knitting on my Everyday Tweed so now it looks like this…
When I did the gauge swatch, I was getting 18 sts=4". I re-figured the pattern and started knitting. Now, when I measure the gauge, I’m getting 20 sts=4". Dilemma time. Do I keep knitting, while wearing "gauge blinders" or do I rip and restart?
It’s really not a question. I KNOW what I SHOULD do. Will I? Not sure yet. The yarn is cotton/wool and having it smaller might not be a bad thing. I will probably plow on and, when I’m at a point that I can try it on, I’ll see how bad it all is.
I’ve hit my Yarn Comfort limit. Actually, I’ve exceeded it. Now when I see a yarn I like, I kind of get a sick feeling in my stomach. I just got a package of Socks That Rock, with 5 different colorways, including enough to make a pair of socks for Tom (2 skeins for those). It’s probably my last yarn purchase for a while. WAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I’ll post a photo of the great yarn – with color names – later this week.
So I’ve got to pull everything out and start matching pattern to yarn and KNIT IT!!! Or sell it. Because at this rate I’m never going to be able to buy anything at Rhinebeck.
OK. I’m off to block my Mom’s "Horseshoe Shawl".
Here’s Wes, getting more enjoyment out of a cashmere sweater than I EVER did! (Don’t faint. I bought it at Kohl’s – on sale. Wore it once. It’s just too much warmth for me.)