Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Great Wall of Yarn

What? I'm talking about The Point! You know? Where I went to meet other knitbloggers yesterday evening after work? OK, maybe a picture will help:


Massive wall filled with basket upon basket of tempting yarn...

OK, maybe not. I must have been feeling tipsy from all the yarn. Either that, or the lens was wet. The torrential rain made for a small group--just me and Jon and Sahara, but I really enjoyed meeting them both. Here they are, posing for a glamour shot just before I had to run and catch my train:


Sahara and Jon at The Point

Sahara was working on a hoodie cardigan in a beautiful purplish wine color, and Jon was about 2 inches into the Doodle Vest. (I looked for a link to the book that has that pattern, but I can't find it anywhere, so you'll just have to visit Jon's blog to learn more about it. But trust me, it's super soft and complicated and knit on tiny needles and involves steeking. Need I say more?)

As for what I was knitting, well, it wasn't x-mas surprise #5, unfortunately. You see, I had two skeins of light gray angora I was going to stripe with the dark gray alpaca I had left over from Jessie's wrist warmers. However, I have less leftover yarn than I thought, and the angora isn't going as far as I had hoped, either. So tonight after work, I'm going to swing by the LYS on my way to SnB and pick up some more alpaca. I don't think I can get (or afford) more of the angora very easily (I got it at Rhinebeck), whereas I know exactly what shelf in the store the alpaca is on. So meanwhile, I reconnected with a long-neglected friend, my Merino Lace Cardigan (mine's in aubergine, you may recall). I'm still about 20 rows (of hundreds of stitches each) away from putting the sleeve stitches on holders, and each row will be 8 stitches longer than the last. Ugh. But in a way it's good that I've been forced to work on this a bit. Otherwise, it might be, oh, 2015 before I actually get to wear it.

4 comments:

Sahara said...

Oh my, I forgot you were a Sag. So am I. When is your birthday?

Sneaksleep said...

Nov. 28th. You?

Maneesh said...

its so cool that i can still continue to check your blog and feel like i am there ... i hope i am there in time for your birthday... my visa interview is on the 23rd (wednesday) and I am hoping to fly out the same night...
miss you

Cathi said...

So you must have been to all of the cool NYC yarn shops, no? Which is your fave?