Friday, June 08, 2012

Wierdest place you have knit?

So, I was having a discussion with a friend yesterday (a non-knitter) and I was telling her my recent "wierdest place I have knit" story. That got me to thinking, and I would love to hear your stories.

To make it interesting, I will make a contest out of it (limited to US) and the winner will be the one that makes me laugh/cry whatever the most.

To get the ball rolling, here is my most recent story:

So, the other day I was at the dentist's office. The ladies all know me as "the knitter," several of them are even knitters/crocheters themselves. They are super sweet, and always ask me what my current project is when I go in. Now, I usually knit in the dentist chair while I am actually waiting for the dentist (it can take a little while for him to finish up with the last person, etc), but this time I knit through the entire visit (chair reclined and everything). It was great because the gals in the office kept coming by and whispering, "is she knitting?" or things to that effect. In my defense, knitting is actually more soothing than having someone's hands in one's

Also, spinning on the streets of London is probably pretty high up there.

Leave your weird/funny stories in the comments with your ravelry ID, I will pick a winner, and then whoever that may I will contact on ravelry (if it is local, I can just give it to them....). I will pick the prize, but I will leave it as a surprise. 'cause I like surprises. If you are not on ravelry, leave some way of contacting you in the comment, so I can make sure you get a pretty.

And put something in before the 30th of June (that will be the day with the popcorn and laugh track).

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Secret, what secret?

The voices have told me that I should blog. And this time, I agree with them. Partly because I can actually talk about things. For the 6 months I have been working on a secret project which has consumed a good portion of my life. That makes it hard to blog. Also, I am horrible at keeping secrets, so it was just better for me to avoid my blog.

I have been working for the wonderful Janel Laidman for the past year as an assistant. Then, about 6 months ago, she said, we should make something big! So came The Sock Report.

And, the big news, I have a pattern in it. I am so excited! And proud of my baby. This pattern is called Suki (I wanted it to be "Jar of Sunflowers," after the Van Gogh painting or "For Amy," from the Van Gogh episode of Dr Who, but I was outvoted).

Suki by Miriam Pike
Yarn: Caricia from Textiles a Mano, fingering weight in "Mostly Moss" and "Sage Leaf"
Main Color - 300 (400) yards
Contrast Color - 200 (250) yards

There are two sizes, the larger size yardage is in parenthesis.

Its fun, starts from a garter tab at the neck and ends with the lace edging and a picot bind-off.

So, yes, the past 6 months have been busy.