First things first: The Whoreshoes are playing in Santa Cruz this weekend! You should come! I’ll be sitting on the godkid somewhere in the audience, so I won’t be knitting that much, but me and my knitting will be there, and if you’re in the area, you should be, too!
Second: I’m seeing Merle Haggard and Neko Case at the Paramount tomorrow night. I am very excited. However, I’m not as excited as Lala, who stuttered last night, "It’s one of those things that I just can’t think about — what if it’s not real? I keep trying to forget it’s going to happen. Can’t think about it. Can’t think about it."
Third: You should go listen to the cutest new podcast, StashAndBurn. Nicole and Jenny do a bang-up job, and they made me giggle. Also, I was mentioned in the first episode, and OHMYGOD did Nicole make me blush. She also made the valid point that really, I hardly ever blog about knitting.
So fourth: Knitting. Sigh. I wish I had pics, but I’m at work, so nothing for you today. But I’ve ALMOST finished a lavender gansey. I’ve ripped the neck once, and redone it and I’m still not happy. I knit it bottom up in the round, attached the sleeves, and started a raglan decrease, thinking I’d just bind off when it felt right. Welp, it felt right too early. I put it on, and I practically had an off-the-shoulder gansey. While some might call that sexy, the folks that do also think belting an oversized sweater is sexy, and therefore they’re not invited to the sexy-knitting drink-up (which doesn’t exist, but SHOULD).
(Also, belting your knitting? Unless you’re 22 and sprig-like, it’s NOT okay. Even if you are, you’re only getting away with it because you could wear lycra overalls and get away with it. And more power to you. But I’m ready for this alarming trend to be over.)
Where was I? Oh, yes, the gansey. So I ripped, picked up, and started over, guessing I needed three more inches before ribbing the new collar. Did it, tried it on (I suppose I should have done that earlier), and it’s now too high. So it’s stuffed in my to-do box.
I also made a cute baby sweater and some booties for a coworker who’s meeting her baby for the first time today.
And I’m making socks, as usual. Also, after listening to that podcast yesterday, I had to dive in the stash and pull out some Kyoto from Artfibers, and I cast on for Stephanie’s one-row scarf, which looks FANTASTIC with this yarn. I hate knitting scarves, for the record. Don’t even wear them that much. But this, this is just knitting for knitting’s sake. Mmmmm.
And fifth: Enjoy your day.
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