Sunday, September 17, 2006

We...Got...Socked...

Now focus on the socks, not the newspaper story -- yes, yes, Notre Dame got beat, killed, whooped, spanked, destoyed by our rivals this weekend, and it was the most depressing football game I've ever been to in my life -- but come on, we're talking about knitting here, right? And we here in the The Bend would kind of like to forget about the game for a while. So about the socks -- I'm almost done with the leg of the 2nd one. I've noticed a few mistakes, and gone back and fixed some, but then I noticed more...like a purl where there should be a knit, and vv...let me tell you, black is a BITCH to tink and fix, you can't see your mistakes while you're "fixing" them and that leads to more mistakes where there were previously none. I decided that these are really not major errors and David won't notice and/or care, so I trudge onwards.

Very very exciting news -- Heather's book is out! Once I read that fact on her blog, I rushed to the store to buy Not Your Mama's Knitting. I am so proud of her, she did an incredible job penning an entertaining guide to knitting and its many possibilities. And I got a mention in the acknowledgements, which really means a lot to me -- plus Avocado Fever also got a nod in the blogging section -- yee haw! Thanks, Heather -- you are truly a wonderful chick and I wish you great great things in your knitting future -- especially a book tour that would take you to the midwest...

So back to the weekend...despite our humiliating defeat, it was a pretty good couple of days. The guru was in town with her special friend, and even though we didn't knit at all I always love seeing her. The visit was too short, in my opinion.

5 comments:

schrodinger said...

Knitting in black sucks! I have to say that I'm putting off knitting Mr. B's top because it will be all black - eurgh!

Great news about Heather's book too, she sounds thrilled about it.

Heather said...

Thanks darlin' :o)

I'll be over there as soon as we can set up something - email me details of any stores that'll have me and I'll see what I can do!

P.S. Thanks for all your blogging info help - unfortunately, your bit got the axe, (not my doing) but you still get the plug :o)

Phillipa Sara said...

I don't knit, but I think I may go out and buy that book. Michelle, if I visit the midwest will you teach me.

Jessica said...

Yay for the guru! Even if her visit wasn't quite long enough. And as for the socks... I guess knitting dark men's socks is just a sad burden we all have to bear, right? He'd better really love them!

New York Pooch Patrol said...

Im so jealous that you can knit so well! I need to pick it up again! After all.. its almost scarf-making season again!