Thursday, April 23, 2009

On the Catch Up Trail

So let's catch up.

Last Wenesday,that is April 8th, I took a little drive to Cricket Cove in Saint John. I haven't been to St. John often and I haven't driven there on my own for many years. Being the clever gal that I am I took my GPS. Well let me tell you I was amazed. Not only did it get me right in front of Brunswick Square it also prompted me when I was 200 meters away from a parking spot! Righgt in front with no paying! As was pointed out to me later by a co-worker who has much more GPS experience than I that the GPS was letting me know that there was a parkade 200 meters on my right. Which by the way there was and it was just coincidental that, that parking space was free. Oh well there goes that mystery. I had a lovely chat with Hazel and bought oodles of sock yarn as well as a great knitting t-shirt desperate knitter. I drove for another hour and spent a few hours with my Mum but didn't make it to Yarns on York.

This Tuesday night was my last night teaching the class "2-Socks-on-1-Circular-Needle" at Cricket Cove in Moncton.I felt it went well and certainly enjoyed instructing the ladies on the technique. The picture below shows Debra and Wendy with their (and my) socks. Good job ladies.

Wednesday my Knit Picks order arrived. Yeah! I ordered the ball winder that is on sale for $20,charm bracelet,yarn etc.. Ya gotta love Knit Picks!

Tonight was great at Reads we knitted and chatted. It was nice to speak with Catherine who is interested in taking up knitting once again after a hiastus and to meet a fellow Magic Loop instructor,Tanya who teaches at London Wul.

So all caught up. Until next time stay safe


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Class and the Secret Sock Cult

Last night was my first magic loop sock knitting class at Cricket Cove and I have to say the ladies that are taking this class have it going on! They picked up that needle and learned the long tail cast on in record time and were knitting on their socks like nobodies business. Way to go ladies. I can hardly wait until Tuesday's class when they learn the heel and heel turn.I expect them to pick that up readily.

One of my students made the comment that, I am certain all sock knitters have heard,"why are you bothering to knit socks when you can go to almost any store and buy a pair for a few dollars?". This led in to a discussion about the Yarn Harlot and why we do knit socks. The consensus was put a pair of hand knit socks on someone and they will understand the passion and if they don't... well you know what they aren't getting for Christmas, birthdays etc..

Where I work one gal has people believing I belong to a sock cult! Thanks Vickie for spreading the word.What better cult to belong to and I can think of no better way to ensnare more people into my love of sock knitting then to have a person present it as a forbidden passion. Well okay I can but every little bit helps.

So class was a success and that pleases me no end.

Don't forget knitters that on Monday nights join other knitters at Chapters for some companionship and knitting or join us at Read's in Riverview on the 16th & 23rd.

I am still knitting away on my toe-up and cuff down socks but like life other commitments are slowing down my progress. I don't resent it because it is all knitting related.

See you around and remember there is no better cult than a sock cult.