Archive for May 3rd, 2007

This post most likely won’t be too long… I ‘ve been up way too long on way too little sleep and have to be up before 8 to get the Ravyn-nator to school. BUT… I wanted to make a post because I had a lovely day of knitting today thanks to the gift certificate that Pat gifted to me when we went to see the Yarn Harlot. (Thank you sooooo much again, Pat!)

Today I attended the “Seeing Double Clearly” workshop by Lucy Neatby thrown by ThreadBear and hosted at a fabulous studio in Old Town. For those of you who don’t know who Lucy is, I admit I had no idea even though I’d seen her book before, she’s a WAY cool gal who used to be in the British Navy but now is self employed with her knitting stuff. She’s got the most wonderful accent (I fought all day long not to start talking like her and embarrass myself… I’m an accent sponge!), and has blue and purple hair, a furry purse shaped like a rooster, and this morning she had two different color boots on which were the coolest effing boots I’ve seen… I meant to ask her if they were bought like that or she had to buy two pair and switch them up. 🙂 She lives in Nova Scotia now and apparently comes into town once a year or so to teach classes for the boys at TB.

So I rolled out of bed after sleeping horribly and managed to get to Beaner’s for coffee and a muffin without being late to the class. Yay me! I was about to turn down Turner St. when I saw Rob standing on the corner knitting a sock. LMFAO… I giggled and then turned toward him in the public lot where he gave me a parking pass and I parked my little car. I then walked the short walk to the studio and sat down ready to learn how to do Double Knitting.

Six hours later, plus lunch, lots of giggles, many mistakes, several WTF? moments and one purchased sock book later… I think I might actually know how to double knit. 🙂 It’s a weird method, but very cool too… I think I’m going to be making myself a handy little felted purse thingy using the double knit method. 🙂

I got to sit next to Matt all day and that was lovely. We shared some giggles and a few moments of *whisper* “What were we supposed to do next?” hehe…

Lucy’s accent has a way of making just about anything sound cooler than hell, but I wrote down a few quotes because they would have made great blog titles and or book/short story titles. My favorites:
When Double Knitting Goes Bad
The Accidental Purl
Squishy Bottoms
Puffy Bottoms
Seal Up Your Family Jewels

hehe… 🙂

And finally… pictures…

A new button for my Kermie bag
A new button for my Kermie bag

Lucy explains the quilting method of Double Knitting

By george it’s working!
I did it!

Aww… aren’t we cute?
Lucy and Me

I missed my TB ladies today! Hope to see you all next week though!

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