Friday, May 19, 2006

Congratulations to Angela

Congratulations to Angela for winning the movie line contest from Ghostbusters. Way to go! If you would like to email your mailing address to me at kkmj at comcast dot net, I will send your candy prize on its way.

In knitting news, I went to my first Tigard Knitting Guild meeting tonight and am very glad that I did. I'm so glad that they have something like this close to where I live. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. Tonight's speaker was Betsy McCarthy, author of Knit Socks! She gave an interesting talk about how her book came to be published. I met Chrissy and Amanda there, and we sat together at a table and knit our own socks while the meeting was held. After the presentation they went around the room and did show and tell of finished objects while everyone oohed and aahed appreciatively.

I worked on my Mock Croc socks for the knitalong, but did the yarn-overs wrong, so I ended up frogging the whole thing. The yarn I picked for this project is lovely, but right now we're just not getting along. After reading on Angela's blog that she was using Paton's Grace yarn (100% mercerized cotton) for her socks, I realized that I had some in my stash and pulled it out. I don't live in Florida where it's always warm, but we have been having a tropical heat wave here lately, so I hope this will work out fine. So far it's knitting up a lot easier for me. It could be that I'm more experienced with the pattern after frogging it three times already. Or maybe the solid color is helping me to see the pattern easier than the variegated colors. Here is a picture of the progress I've made so far: It might not look like much, maybe a bit of string on some shish kabob skewers, but for my first pair of socks, I'm feeling pretty good about it.

And now for the new move line contest. Up for your consideration is:

"We may be in a bit of a pickle."

Good luck to all.


florence gale said...
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Angela Martínez said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the guild thing. Man, it seems like no one around here knits at all. I mean, there are just no groups, no stores even that sell yarn. I mean, sure, you can get the cheap stuff at Wal-Mart, and there is a Jo-Ann's but they don't cary a lot either. *pouts*

You know, the yarn overs had me a bit confused at first, too. I think I did one of them wrong in the beginning, but I'm too lazy, or afraid of defeat to go and rip back to it. So I continue on, with that one flawed reminder of what not to do! It builds character, right?

Yippie! Candy! Thanks for the movie quote.

Stephanie said...

"We may be in a bit of a pickle..." Gosh Darnit!

Well, your socks project is looking might cool! And mighty COMPLICATED as well!! hahah I can't wait to see what it will look like when you're done though. Who is it for? You? Or one of your babies...?

Unka Shaina, are you a FAST knitter? If you were in a knitting race you think you'd win? Or do you like to take your time, and focus more on the stitch-quality?

By the way that's a neat little graph of your projects over there. It's cool to see what you're up to and stuff. :-)

Ok, love you!

Jenni said...

Dick and Jane?

msubulldog said...

It was so fun to meet you, too! :) I'm sorry you frogged those darn things three times. The Grace looks so pretty and shiny in your picture. Maybe you're working on an albino crocodile? *grin*