A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

October 10, 2004

Weekend Knitting

As I mentioned yesterday, I started the first sleeve for Rogue. I'm going to be awfully sad when I finish the cable portion and have just stockinette left to knit.
I worked on this a bit this afternoon while watching Desperate Housewives. I don't know if I'll keep up with this one. It was mildly entertaining but not nearly as dark, sexy or funny as it seems to think it is.

Heather said in my comments yesterday,
Okay, now I am impressed. You can knit Rogue and listen to a talk at the same time ?? I need complete silence just to read the pattern ...
When I started going to knitting groups last year I had to bring simple projects. Stockinette, no shaping. Otherwise I'd go home and discover my knitting was full of mistakes. Gradually, I've been able to work on more complex projects and still talk and listen (okay, mostly talk). The only projects I can't bring with me are Birch and Mon Petit Chou. They require utter, total concentration. And then I still screw them up.

I started the Fluted Banister socks last night while watching Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. (I knew I was going to like this movie. I knew it was going to have a mind-bending script and a great visual style. But I wasn't prepared for it to be so grounded in reality and, for lack of a more original term, emotionally truthful. I was deeply impressed with it.) The sock pattern is really easy to memorize and quick to knit.

For some reason I have not been able to memorize the Psychedelic Afghan square pattern. It's crazy since I've knit eleven of them already.

I went to the GLBT knitting group at The Fiber Gallery today. There were a few returning knitters and some new faces. I even roped in a Seattle Stitch 'n Bitch member I saw shopping in the store. The shop was slammed from 2-3. I actually ended up helping some customers who looked really lost for 15 minutes or so. Starting next weekend I will be working from 1-5 on Sundays. It's just too busy for one person to handle.

Highlight of the day: Seeing two separate customers buying my Super-Easy Baby Hat pattern.