Friday, March 12, 2010

Weird IS The New Normal.

It just occurred to me that I will be spending the weekend thusly; Saturday, in a monastery, and Sunday, in a lamb birthing barn. That has to say something about me, but I'm not sure just what. And I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere...Monk walks into a birthing barn? Sheep walks into a monastery (monkery?)...

In my ongoing effort to reach out and grab life by the ba...ahem...knitting bag...I sometimes end up in surreal situations such as this. Saturday is the MKG Knit In at what used to be the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison. Dale Harriet and I will shop, lunch and knit to our hearts content. Best of all, Franklin will be there! It will be nice to see him again. He's such a cutie...and funny... I loves me a man that can make me laugh...and draws a mean sheep cartoon to boot! (Note to self: Pack Depends.)

Sunday, I will be at A-Z Farm doing knitting demonstrations during their Open House Lambing days. I KNOW right?!! Shhh! They don't know I'm not a Knitting Jedi (yet). I'm in no way qualified to answer questions about knitting. In fact I have way more questions than answers myself, but I heard about the opportunity to spend three consecutive Sundays in a barn full of little lambies, chickies and bunnies, got all excitipated and went for it before I thought it all the way through. Again. Now I'm torn between trying to keep a low profile or flamboyantly faking it. But what a delicious dilemma!

So as you can see, Molly Bee is getting her knit groove back! I made these dish cloths for friend Gail:

I dunno if you can see (maybe if you click to bigify them) but one is Maine, where she's originally from, and the other is North Carolina, where she lives now. She says they're too nice to use and that she's going to carry them in her car in case she gets stopped by a cop. She'll whip the NC one out, claim she's lost and point to the cloth saying, "I think I'm here...but I'm trying to get over here...."

And I went to my second class for 'Two Toe Up Socks At The Same Time On A Ridiculously Long Needle'. I completed my homework....
I completed the heels from this week's lesson....
And then I pulled out the needles, ripped out both socks and cast anew but with only ONE this time. I think that was my problem. Since I hadn't ever made a sock using either 'toe up' construction, a ridiculously long circular needle, doing both for the first time and making two at the same time was just a lesson in frustration. So I cast on a single sock on one long circ using variegated yarn so I could see what exactly was going on. I used the instructions that Annette gave us and it's totally ROCKING MY WORLD. Granted I'm only up to the heel. I'll turn that tonight and see how it goes, but I'm a much happier camper than when I had my tent set up over in Two Sock City!

Well, off to pack up my knit gear for the weekend. Be prepared, I'm sure I'll have tales to tell (or at least cute lambie/bunnie/chickie) pictures when I get back!

7 comments:

kmkat said...

NOt only will Franklin be there, but also Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, the Mason-Dixon team. Have a great time, and say hi! to D-H for me.

dale-harriet said...

Melinda - I can hardly WAIT for tomorrow!!! When we meet we can discuss some plans I have for kidnapping, bawdy sheep ("b-a-a-a-dy"?) and a certain Lad of Our Acquaintance......

You may not believe this - my WV is "GUTBAL"!!! Someone somewhere has a wicked sense of humor......

Linda L. said...
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Michelle said...

What a charmed life you lead! And hey, on the socks, you gotta do what you gotta do....

Michelle said...

And HEY! I had that blog background FIRST; neener-neener-neener. :-)

Lisa/knitnzu said...

dishcloth maps, love it!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I'm doing ok over here. Thanks for asking. Have mucho tons of fun over at the Knit-In.