Thursday, July 27, 2006

Time keeps on moving, moving, moving...

I feel like a few months back I was lamenting (but not complaining!) about having a lot of free time. Does anyone else recall that? Well, since I've assumed the VP - Programme position for the Downtown Knit Collective and have started working on our 2006-2007 season I feel like I'm working a full time job. So many things to coordinate! Some days I'm cursing myself and some days I feel a wee bit over my head. I guess that's to be expected as I haven't had many responsibilities (other than day-to-day life stuff) and I haven't had ANY deadlines to work under since I left my job in October 2005. No need to worry about what's to come for the DKC. It will all come together and be fantastic (natch!)

In the meantime, I haven't done much knitting at all. Orangina is on hold. But thanks to Sophie, not only do I have big balls...

I also have lots of balls to start the Clapotis and re-start Very Cherry (both from knitty)

PS: Sophie rawks in more ways than one. She took care of my cat over the weekend and she took such good care of her that my cat didn't even care that I came back. Le sigh!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

More quality knitting time

I've got almost 4 inches done on Orangina.

At this rate I should have it complete arouuuuund January of 2008.

I want my mommy.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Lettuce Knit/Amy Singer's Knitty Party!

Wednesday night I ditched my regular s'n'b peeps to check out Lettuce Knit's new digs and congratulate Amy on quitting her job to do full time. I meet up with Sophie (who "didn't buy sock yarn") and Sandi (with her ever stylish can cozy). The store looked fantastic and the party was in full swing. The place was so hopping that we realized we didn't have a place to park ourselves. So we went off for some food and brief knitting. After food, Sophie went home to hit the hay. Sandi and I went back for cake and some socializing. The cake was so old school I could barely contain my glee. But I didn't embarass myself, so that was a start.

I couldn't get over how beautiful the weather was, so I stayed even later than I had expected. It was good to chat with folks that I hadn't met before and get caught up with the folks I knew. It was awesome to talk to Amy and hear about her journey to get to be knitty full-time. It was good to see Jen, who returned recently from a fantabulous camping trip with her man where she bought tons of yarn and an alpaca shearing! (Did I hear that right?!) Jesus, was I envious. I got "I heart knitty" pins for myself, Sophie & Sandi (which I will bring to the Dick on the 14th!). Amy even shared her Garlic Green Peas with me and gave me a handful for the trip home. All-in-all an excellent evening.

As you can tell, I brought my camera. But I brought the new camera, so I wasn't exactly sure how to use it. So all pictures were taken in "auto" mode. As soon as i figure out all the bells, dials and whistles I'll take better pics. Until then, these will have to do.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The bad and the good

The good news is I've got some quality knitting time in this week and I actually finished Very Cherry. The bad news is, as I had predicted, Very Cherry is too small. Sigh!

But I'm happy to report that the Rowan Holiday has knit up nicely and works well with this pattern. With that, I don't feel as bad ripping it out and starting over. I've also decided that I'm going to make it a bit longer in the body before I start the final ribbing. I think this is going to make a really nice top.

The rest of the bad news is I haven't made much progress on Orangina, but the good news is at least I haven't messed it up... yet.