Saturday, August 25, 2007

Almost back from the beach

Hi all! Sorry for the lack of posting as of late. Well, some what sorry. I haven't been posting because I've been holed up at the cabin for the last 8 days with limited internet access. I've only had quick internet jaunts while zipping in to the university to collect computer output and run new programs (the joys of being a research assistant, lol). I'm still not officially back home until tomorrow evening so news of my latest project will have to wait. Actually, it'll have to wait a few days more than that because it's top secret. In my beach isolation I have done massive amounts of knitting trying to finish this huge project before school starts next week and things are looking hopeful. Cross your fingers for me! I won't say what it is but will reveal that it's made in the colour of this yarn (though this isn't the exact yarn I'm using):
Mmmm... turquoise. My favourite of all the colours which I unfortunately own next to nothing in. I'll have to work at changing that.
Last weekend I also had a great knitting diversion. There was a big Knit Out at The Forks and knitters from all across the city came out to knit on the grass near the river. I was knitting my Jaywalkers which were a big hit with everyone coming to see the yarn. I'm so close to being done them, I can't wait to get them on my feet. And I have to admit, as amusing as we were to all the passerbyers, they were a hundred times more amusing to us. Watching them walk down the steps, notice us, stop dead in their tracks and and excitedly pointing at us was priceless. I really felt like I was part of some sort of exhibition. It was a nice day and a great time meeting other knitters in the city.
And for the Secret Pal 11 contest, here are my answers:

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?
Crochet hook to fix those mistakes I always notice 6 rows too late.
2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If so, how much and what type of project?
Absolutely. The last trip I had three bags full of knitting but that isn't typical. I'd say two pairs of socks and one bigger project.
3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot?
The theatre off the side of the mountain at the Oracle in Delphi in Greece.
4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it?
I am currently in love with Favourite Socks from Interweave Knits and have many of the patterns queued up for knitting onceI clear some needles.
5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)?
Knitters Uncensored, Cast On, Stash and Burn, Lime & Violet
6. If you could only knit with 1 color for the rest of your life, what color would that be?
7. If you were far into a project and then noticed a mistake near the beginning what would you do?
Try to fix it by dropping back stitches (and I am pretty willing to do massive knit backwards surgery), if that won't work if I can live with it and it won't severely alter the outcome I would leave it. if the mistake is hideous and completely throws off the rest of the pattern I would rip.
8. Where is the most unsual spot you've ever knit?
I don't think I've ever knit anywhere that you would classify as unusual per say. Though the place I got the most reaction was knitting a sock while standing up in line at the Smoothie place.

Sorry for the lack of knitting to show you but I'll have my camera back and access to the computer starting tomorrow and I plan to get in as much knitting as I can before school starts again and I give my soul back over to the university. Hope there's sunshine where you are!

1 comment:

knitting singer said...

oooh a secret project... how exciting!!! I love turqouise too... really must get some clothing of that colour! It really makes blue eyes pop I think!