Countdown to Knit Night on Friday night! I’m sure now that it is snowy and miserable, The Sow’s Ear will be really hoppin’. Better get there early if you want a seat! I have a gift certificate just burning a whole in my pocket. I’d like to get some not-funky-colored sock yarn to knit Gram some socks for Christmas. She likes them because the cuffs don’t make marks on her legs, but she isn’t a glitz, glam, stripy, Fair Isle kinda gal. Solid colors…the lighter the better thank you!
I really want to try the scarf that Jerry is doing over his the When Knitting Was A Manly Art blog. Multi-directional and textured! I have the perfect yarn for it, but that probably isn’t a project to take to The Ear on Knit Night since I’ve never tried multidirectional before. I get too involved in being a social butterfly and craning my neck to see who’s coming through the door to actually follow a pattern. Best stick to the socks. I can do those with my eyes closed!
This weekend is the bi-annual open house at Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill in Mt. Horeb too. Friend-Anne and I usually go together. The last three times I’ve gone, I’ve purchased the exact same sock kit! It’s like that Groundhog’s Day movie! I guess I really like that particular pattern! Wish I had time to actually knit it so I would remember it and not buy the same darn kit again! And again! I’ll take a better inventory of my sock kits before I go this time!
Saturday night Mr. Bee and I will travel to the metropolis of Milwaukee to see Schooner Fare in concert. They are a folk duo (used to be a trio-we miss you Tom, sob) from Maine and they sing Celtic and maritime music. The Mister and I play their CD’s in the car and sing along all the way to Milwaukee (1.5 hours) and back. We usually have a build-your-own hamburger at Fuddruckers along the way and then go to the concert. (We’re party animals, me and my Mister!) I always feel like we’re going to see family when Chuck and Steve come to Wisconsin! Plus I invariably run into other misplaced Maniacs in the crowd. Can’t wait!