ABC Sydney Knit In

Record attendance at the 702 ABC Sydney Knit In

Well, long time no post, so I’ll try to do a few quick catch ups.

I went to the Knit in with Bella and Mone, met up with Mon and Cynthia, and had a good knit. Didn’t finish my square on the day (bigger needles necxt year kids!), but have finished it since. We may make a “Courthouse S’nB” blankie and stitch it together before we send it off. If I can bear to knit another bloody square.

Here is a picture of me with my knit in badge, or you can see an even worse one on Mon’s blog.
My Badge of Honour

Basis Square Done!

It isn’t exactly square, but I’ll block it and make it conform. I am not knitting the bloody thing a fourth time. This whole knitting to an exact size thing is rather more of a challenge than I am up for at the moment. A huge furry shawl on big needles should be my next project, and something little and intricate for interest.

S’nB was great this afternoon – a small group, Simone, Bella, and Andrew. Simone finished her Poncho (looks divine), Bella is working on a very cute bikini, and Andrew continues work on his alpaca scarf. And I cast on the third attempt at a square, and finished just before dinner with Richard and Miriam.

Apparently I was wrong about Mark wanting the same pattern front and back on the jumper – he actually does want “&” on the front, but I missed the chart he sent me. Good thing he reads my blog, or I would never have known 🙂

Very, Very Sad…..

I worked out the pattern for Thelma’s swatch last night, and cast on just before I fell asleep. I’ts a random height cable, with 4 repeats and a moss stitch border, simple, but quirky, and I hope, cute.

So, in the train this morning I started the pattern, then got up to a cable. Yup – I left home without a cable needle. A NORMAL person would have put it down and waited till she got home to her tools, but no, I went to the shop and bought some meat skewers so I could work on it at lunch time.

I am face to face with the depths of my addiction.

Stuff all to report….

Slow knitting weekend – someone made me go to a great party and stay up all saturday night, so I was a sad and sorry wastrel on sunday….

Good progress on the Binary Jumper, almost half way to the armpits, and I have cast on the sleeves for the cardi (again). This time I am attempting to knit both using the double circ method. I am sure I will be fine once I get a few rows done, but it was rather hairy on the train in to work this morning.

I received my square in the post from Thelma, so I better get busy and cast on a square for her for the Basis Exchange (Brothers and Sisters in Stitches – the idea is to knit 2 x 6 inch squares a month and send them to a different partner each month, at the end of the year you should have enough for a blanket).

Reasons to be cheerful

….Actually, reasons I like knitting, but who is watching anyway ?

  • It keeps my hands busy, and helps me to resist the urge to choke the living shit out of people that irritate me
  • I’ve got something more tangible and permanent to waste my money on, instead of just drining it
  • I always have pointy things handy
  • I always have scissors handy
  • You can’t smoke and knit, or eat and knit, so temptation is further from me
  • I’ve always got something to do on the train
  • I can make myself things I could never buy in the shops
  • It freaks people out to see a young person practising such an arcane art