Monday, September 24, 2007

Ridiculously Unproductive Weekend

So, I made the mistake of surfing the internet on Saturday morning. I clicked on some ad for Old Navy so I could peek at their fall knitwear. That's where I started my downward spiral. They have this scarf that I figured I could make for Joe's daughter for Christmas. All I have to do is figure out the lace pattern & I'll be all set. Yeah, right. I spent all of Saturday and most of Sunday trying to figure out that damn lace pattern, perusing stitch pattern books, making charts, testing swatches. I finally ended up going to Old Navy so I could get a close up look at it. Good thing I did. There is a knit SEVEN together in the middle of it, then those 7 stitches magically re-appear on the next row, and there's no holes there either. Luckily, I'm pretty sure I have it figured out now. Sometimes I love my obsessive nature. Sometimes I want to take it out back and beat the shit out of it. This weekend was the latter.

Sunday afternoon I took a break from the insanity & went to the Coventry farmer's market so I could see my SnB buddy Kris at her first fiber festival (well, first one as a vendor, anyway).
It was a really nice little festival, and from what I could tell, it went really well for Kris. Another SnB buddy, Paula, was there helping out with the booth & she made the most awesomest banner for the shop:

P, I know I keep going on and on about it, but I am constantly impressed with your talent & creativity. You rock!


Robin said...

Wow! I can't believe you tracked that scarf down to figure it out. I would have given up. Good for you for sticking to things!

Kris said...

Great to see you there! I love the sign too! CT Sheep and Wool, here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Knittymuggins said...

Cute scarf! I too, am impressed with your sticktoitiveness! I would have shelled out the 20 bucks or whatever to just buy it! Of course, I do the same thing now when I see a sweater, hat or scarf somewhere, thinking: why buy it when I could knit it myself? The festival sounds like tons of fun!