|I got hooked on CSI last November (November 10, to be exact - I was out of town for a meeting, and turned on the TV while I knit in my hotel room. Watched 4 CSIs in a row). And today Spike TV is having a CSI marathon - and guess who has the day off? I'm hoping that I can finish or nearly finish Sock B of the May Flowers Socks|
I spent the weekend with a girlfriend at her cottage, and while she did a bit of gardening, I worked on the sock. I did the heel yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon, Sandi, Jacquie and I loitered at Alterknit for several hours, so I got some more knitting done.
My girlfriend wants to learn how to knit, so I told her that I would teach her during the "Girl's Cottage Weekend" that she is having in late June. I picked up a few skeins of cotton at Alterknits - I'm going to knit a oversized washcloth - more like a handtowel - for her cottage. I thought that a simple garter stitch washcloth would be a good starting project for her.
I'm going to use the "ball band pattern" from Mason Dixon. Not sure if I'll need another skein or 2 of yarn. This will probably be my TTC KAL
Remember how I mentioned that I am not loving knitting socks on dpns? One of the reasons is that it is so easy to lose one of them. This has happened twice already. In Vancouver (en route home from the cruise), I had been working on my sock one evening at dinner and on the bus back to the B&B. I stuffed the sock into the pocket of my jacket as we walked back from the bus stop. The next morning I realized that I had lost one of the needles. I didn't think I would ever see it again, but surprisingly, as I was walking back from a quick trip to MECca
(not it's official name, but a term that I coined for the Vancouver store, since there probably is a law on the books that you must own at least 5 items of gear from MEC to be a Vancouverite), I looked down at the sidewalk:
There it was!
And then on Friday, the Gambler had a morning flight back to BC. I did some work on my socks as he drove to the airport. When we got to the airport, I was 2 stitches into a new row on the working needle, but I didn't think anything of popping the sock into my bag. There was some stuff in the bag, so the sock was kind of sitting on top. I then drove back to the rental house, got my stuff together, and heaed towards my girlfriend's place. I stopped for lunch on the way, and while I was waiting for my burger, I pulled out the sock to work on it. The working needle had slipped out of the 2 stitches. I emptied out my bag, but couldn't find the errant dpn. So I worked on the sock all weekend with only the 4 dpns. When I got home Sunday evening, I noticed something on the ground as I went to get my stuff from the trunk:
A bamboo dpn, slightly the worse for wear for having sat outside in the sun/rain for 3 days.
By the way - when did funky nailpolish colours disappear? My blue toenails in the photo above were compliments of a pedicure done in LA. I decided to go to a drugstore to buy some turquoise polish to replace it, and all I see are shades of red and pink. The closest I could find to turquoise was a sheer blue polish. I thought that was one trend that would never die.
Labels: dishtowel, dpns, socks