Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I had a blast last night at Stitch and Bitch. It helped that there was wine:

I saw it at Liquor Barn and just couldn't resist! It was actually pretty good, too.

Leah and I had determined a few weeks ago that we each had some sock yarn we considered "extra," and were willing to trade, so we set up a swap. I traded some yarn that looked like this:

for some that looks like this:

Plus, some other people caught wind of the swap and brought yarn to trade--or, in Kim's case, give away.

Look! A finished sock!

*Ahem* What's that? My clever attempt to distract you with a FO didn't work? Darn.

All right. I admit it. I did go home with more yarn than I arrived with, which wasn't what I was planning... but look! Superwash wool in blue, yellow, and green! A ball of hemp! And hand-painted sock yarn in a bright, fun colorway called Circus! Kim needs some cookies, I think, to reward/thank her for her generosity. ("It would have just sat around, otherwise," she said when I thanked her.)

And I had my gauge swatch double-checked by two people, both of whom came up with numbers that were almost identical to mine: 6.25 or 6.5 stitches per inch. Hooray! Now I can cast on David's kilt hose.

As soon as I pick up the pattern, which I left at ReBelle on Sunday. Because I am just that absent-minded sometimes.


Barbara said...

Nice trade! And how lucky to get that other cool colorway; she definitely needs to get cookies for that. Lovely sock, Ann. Hey, I've been meaning to ask, do you do Kitchener stitch for the toes?

I'm so envious of your SnB groups. I asked at both yarn shops here and Monterey has one night once a month, not in summer, and Patti's is just whoever shows up whenever, so there's no knowing when someone might be there. Grrr. Maybe I'll post on Craig's List.

Love, Mom

fragglesmurf said...

Oh look more yarn! ;)

Psyche said...

Yes, Samara, more yarn. You know you're jealous, deep down.

Psyche said...

Mom, I do Kitchener my toes. I don't think it's as bad as people make it out to be, provided I can look at the directions while I do it. It's just a little fussy.

I think you should post something on Craigslist, or you could show up for Monterey's night (whenever the next one is) and just get the knitters fired up to meet at some Starbucks or someplace in town. I'm confident that you'll be able to whip up at least moderate enthusiasm!


Anonymous said...

Well you couldn't let that yarn just sit around; you HAD to take it home. It was the right thing to do ;-)

Hmmm, I think I need some of that wine.