I’m back from my trip to Newport, RI and while I had a great time, I’m definitely happy to be home. There were several highlights in the course of the week but the one y’all will be most interested in would be our little SnB “roundtable” meeting on Friday night.
Quite a good turnout and there were some people that we knew wanted to be there but couldn’t make it at the time we found to meet. We represented several states, two countries (hello Canadian neighbors!) and several different types of music libraries. There is even talk of putting together a group project to be auctioned off at next year’s silent auction. Not only that, but there were enough of us on Ravelry that I started a group for us over there too. It was great to meet so many people with common interests in several areas! I wish we could have hung out longer, but time is hard to find during these meetings.
Despite the weather on Friday which gave me a view out my hotel window like this:
I managed to make it back to my parents house without a problem. While I was there, Sandy showed her approval of my progress on the bog jacket:
Apparently she thinks it would make a nice cozy blanket just for her! However, I have other plans.
I also managed to get the fingers started on the first Annemor #8 glove while I was away.
I have one word for you on that. Fiddly. I fear there may be second glove syndrome with this project. Stay tuned.
Mostly I worked on simple things during the meetings where it was appropriate to knit. That got me to this point on the second Kaffe Fassett sock:
So close! But never fear, you’ll be seeing completed pictures of those next time! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to try and re-integrate myself into the daily grind. Wish me luck! I haven’t had to go to work in 10 days and I fear it will not be an easy transition….
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The conference is going well but I’m just about ready to go home. I never sleep well during these things so I’ll be wishing for some extra time off when I get back. Too bad that won’t happen.
The wifi situation here has been less than ideal (read: What the hell do you mean I have to PAY for it when I’m paying over $100 a night for a hotel room?!?) so I’m going to have to make this quick (and the Panera I’m in keeps randomly blocking Flickr! ARRRGH!!!).
On Wednesday I saw two Vanderbilt mansions. Marblehouse:
And the Breakers.
Both amazing. Make sure you click over to Flickr and look at the rest of the set those two pics are in.
While I’ve been here I started yet another new project:
It’s a Bog Jacket by EZ. Perfect for
long boring meeting knitting. The yarn is from Green Mountain Spinnery that I picked up last year when we went to Vermont. It’s a singles yarn and seems almost felted off the skein, but washes up and blooms nicely after knitting. I fell in love with the project after seeing this one on Ravelry and hope mine ends up looking as nice. I plan to incorporate all her shaping suggestions so that should keep things interesting.
Well, time to get back to the conference and hopefully I’ll have a wrap up of that and all the knitters here early next week. Have a great weekend everyone!
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So I fear that I haven’t got much in the way of interesting today. I’m at my conference and I haven’t planned ahead very well and quite frankly I’m a bit tired. I shall distract you with yarn.
Oooh! Pretty!!! Yes?!?!
That’s about 188 yards of yarn from the stuff I dyed recently. I guess I just couldn’t wait to spin it up and see how it would come out. I did, in fact, decide to ply the “mistake” with the good stuff and I think I like the combination. I just hope there isn’t too much white in this yarn for a baby thing. Thoughts?
And just so this isn’t a total cop out entry, how about I answer a question from last week?
Have you always loved blue, or was there some turning point when it became your favorite color?
I honestly can’t remember a time I didn’t like blue. It’s always been blue for me. But there may have been some conditioning involved. You see, *both* my parents? Their favorite color is blue. So I guess it just runs in the family! And incidentally, I’m the only one with blue eyes, although if I remember my high school science well enough that actually isn’t surprising since blue eyes are a recessive trait. My maternal grandmother and my paternal grandfather had blue eyes so it kind of makes sense that I would come out with them too. Hmmm…. that was probably more information than you needed wasn’t it? Blame it on my being surrounded by librarians right now.
More knitting content on Friday! I’ve already met another knitter and she recognized me from my Ravelry pic so I’ve already been told where the LYS is located. And there is going to be an MLA SnB at some point so there is bound to be plenty o’ fun in the next couple of days to report back on!
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