Monday, October 03, 2005

Boston Knit Out!

Yesterday was the Boston Knit Out - and boy was it fun! I arrived right when it started and wandered the booths for a while, picking up some free yarn and patterns. Next I headed down and tried the fastest knitter contest. Everyone always tells me I knit fast, and it's true! I didn't win, but the tied winners had 8 rows each, and I had 7 1/2. Plus I dropped my needle (boy do I hate straights!) so I almost won while being klutzy!

My friend Jessica showed up around that time, so I helped her by wrangling Tesla, the 4 month old Great Pyrenees puppy. If you were there and didn't meet me, you might have met the dog, I think just about everyone did! (Many pictures of Tesla can be found on her family's site here.)

We sat on a blanket for a while knitting and watching the festivities (and fielding questions about the puppy) and meanwhile a couple of other friends arrived and stopped by. Just before I started volunteering I met Joanna, a fellow knittyboarder and new Bostonian, and chatted for a few minutes. Then I headed to the info booth and volunteered for about an hour until it was all over and I helped with tear-down.

While at the info booth I had about a million questions about the multidirectional scarf I'm making (which is very similar to the free pattern you can find with Google). I had at least 6 or 7 people ask me about it and "How do you do that?" "Are you sewing the pieces together?" etc. Apparently my answer of "It's short rows." was not enough. I got blank looks. So I tried "You knit part of the row and turn and knit the other way." More blank looks. "You can find a pattern a lot like it online." They give up.

After a whole day of knitting (and can you believe not one photo!), what did I do when I got home? Well, I knit of course! A disc of Roswell from Netflix and I'm almost done with my Rogue hood. Hopefully I'll finish it tonight and start the sleeves so I can take them to knitting group tomorrow.


Blogger Joanna said...

Hee, I did the same thing... planned on coming home and getting work done, or at least running some errands, but somehow I ended up on the couch knitting all evening! I blame it on all the yarn I got to see and fondle during the day, making it impossible to think of anything else...

1:56 PM  
Blogger knit_chick said...

Congrats on the fast knitting! You're pretty darn fast if you were only 1/2 a row behind the winners! It sounds like a great time at the Boston Knit Out.

2:00 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Hi Ariel!
Glad to see you had fun at the Boston Knit-out and Crochet. I am now the Bloggers "Ambassador" and hope to have more stuff next year for you all that visit. Kat had a great idea with the goody bags. I will have to borrow it and also create something fun for us!
Catch you in cyberspace,

8:53 PM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

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    A Piece of Vermont*
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    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
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    Stitch Jones
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    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

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    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
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    End of the World Farm
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    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
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    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
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    Pucker Brush Farm
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    Reynolds Swizzle
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    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
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