Tuesday, June 12, 2007

what i did over the weekend

1. I did knit in public on Saturday, as did many other knitters. It was a very brief knitting session, because we were attending a wedding. (I'm VERY glad that I pulled out the floppy hat for the event, because it was darn sunny, and I'm pretty darn fair-skinned for hanging out in a garden for an hour-long ceremony.) There were lots of people from the alma mater attending (including the bride), and the picture for the alumni magazine was populated with class members from 1959 to one current student.

(New Jaywalker sock in Trekking)

2. I started to read the Friday Night Knitting Club, got 100 pages in, and decided to check out the ending. BLECH! It confirmed that I should not be wasting my time on it. I wondered why the author bothered with writing a novel, since it seemed ready for the screenplay treatment. Back to the library it shall go, and I'm moving onto Edith Wharton. My high hopes for a great piece of fiction haven't been dashed!

3. While not exactly during the weekend, I was invited to join Ravelry, and I can't wait to find a few hours to start exploring and creating some content myself. The message boards are very interesting, and looking at different versions of the same pattern, all in one screen, is going to be invaluable. Such a time saver!

4. My ribby shell made its debut yesterday. I'm very not happy with the pictures of it, but I'll share a headless picture. (Why do I look so exhausted in every shot?) Blocking did it a world of good, and I ended up being really pleased with the fit.

Pattern: Chic Knits Ribby Shell by Bonne Marie
Yarn: Filatura Lanarota Royal Linen (50% cotton, 30% viscose, 20% linen), color 5, 6.15 skeins
Needles: Clover bamboo #4 and Addi Turbo #7
Notes: (I don't think that I made any modifications)


Brenda said...

You look very nice in the floppy hat and dress, and I'm glad you had a good time at the wedding and KIP'd there.

Well done with the Ribby shell! It looks wonderfully wearable.

~Kristie said...

You look so great in hats. I wish I could wear them, but I just end up looking dorky ... like I should be the hats rack or something.

I LOVE the Ribby shell! You didn't say, but do you like it?? Would you recommend it? Would you knit it again?