Knitting Page Archives: February 2003
February 23, 2003. We had a great time yesterday at the Spa Knit and Spin event! Clara and I frantically worked the Knitter's Review booth as hungry knitters snapped up boxes of notecards and fistfuls of pencils. It was incredibly packed, but that was good. We had a nice long visit from Melissa, and Shannon made a surprise appearance (it was actually even a surprise to Shannon: she called my house from the road in Maine to ask a question, and Dave said, "She's at some fiber festival in Portland" so of course Shannon came right over).
During lulls, Clara and I worked some on knitting. I was working away on Rowan Jack, when I looked down and saw a spot in the ribbing where I purled when I should have knit. I was trying to figure out whether to rip back to fix it, or to leave it, when Clara said, "Why don't you just unravel that one stitch?" After hyperventilating a bit at the thought, she promised she'd help me. It was incredibly scary, but it totally worked: I knit to the offending stitch (a good 20 rows above at this point), dropped it, let it run down to the mistake and then knit back up again (note: this makes it sound like I did it -- what actually happened is that I freaked out a little and handed the entire thing over to Clara). But anyway, it completely worked! And now I don't have to worry about re-knitting rows or living with a glaring mistake.
I did buy one thing: a nostepinde from Hatchtown Farm. It's beautiful. I'll take a picture later.
February 18, 2003. No new knitting news to report. Working away on the works in progress listed on the left there. I am quite excited about going to the Knitting Spa and Spin (ok, that's not quite what it's called, can't remember exact name) in Portland (Maine) this weekend. Clara and I are working the Knitter's Review booth. Clara will be there Friday night and Saturday; I'll be joining her on Saturday. Stop by and say hello to us if you're there! We keep joking about knitting a giant cozy for the conference room table we'll be setting things up on, and I only pray that Clara knows I've been kidding this whole time, and doesn't actually expect me to show up with a table cozy. Heh. At any rate, the event was advertised in the paper this past Sunday, so I'm hoping a lot of people are planning on attending.
February 6, 2003. I finally finished the Porthole socks, and sent the second one off to my mom today (I finished one and gave it to her for Christmas, with the promise of a second one in the works). These socks took a long time, but I'm pretty happy with how they came out. Certainly the most complicated socks I've done. Perhaps the most complicated pattern I've done, actually. I guess I did do that cabled hat (see holiday hats 2002) but these socks were more involved, with twisted stitches every other row. I'm glad to have some simple stockinette stitch things to work on now!
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