Friday, July 31, 2009


We're busy packing, because it's off to Oregon!
I spent the night going through the list of stuff to bring for classes and winding yarn. The Fool got travel documents ready and looked stuff up on maps.
Jamie got a bath.
The Fool and I had this talk, in which his small-gauge knitting bias shines bright and strong.

ME: I need to remember to bring straight needles.
FOOL: Why?
ME: They're going to try to break a world record for the largest number of knitters knitting together, and it has to be on straight needles.
FOOL: Can anyone do it?
ME: Yeah, if you want. You could participate. You just have to bring straight needles.
FOOL: But I don't have a project on straight needles.
ME: Just knit anything. They don't care what you knit. I'm knitting a dishcloth.
FOOL: Hmm. Well, put these in.
ME: This is a 1 and a 2. They don't match.
ME: So, they disqualify people for knitting like idiots, so you have to bring two needles the same size.
FOOL: (Sighs.) Here. Here. Here are some 8s, which are a perfect size for knitting something ridiculous like worsted weight yarn.

I made stitch markers for the stitch marker swap that's going on. The last thing I need to do is take up beading as a hobby, but it was fun to shop that particular aisle of the craft store.


the fiddlin' fool said...

At least you always know how I feel!

SarahA said...

Someone once called that 'knitting anorexia'. I am also afflicted with this problem. I bought a set of the knit picks interchangable needles and I never use it because it starts at 4.

anne marie in philly said...

have a great time at the sock summit!

PS - word is "anteredi"...ante-redi...anti-ready...not packed yet?

Sandy said...

just like the GS swaps at NCW. Have a great time. sock details coming this eveing

Stephenson! said...

I love those stitch markers. What did you use for the main ring? I can't quite tell.