Saturday in Williamsburg was fun. Found a couple of gifts, including a print from a local artist for my Gram when she moves into her new apartment next month. And shoes! New shoes! New boots! I love them. They are so comfy and a pretty, warm brandy sort of colour. The pair of Clarks I got I think I'm going to have to return and exchange for a wider pair. They fit okay when I tried them on at first, but when I put them on yesterday my feet had apparently returned to their normal swelled up size, and they were a bit pinchy. For $50, they're going to fit right.
Yesterday was the Knit-Out, and it was fun! The fashion show was cute, and some of the stuff was very, very pretty. The vendor tent was kind of neat, and I even refrained from making any comments about some of the Paton's yarn that reminded me of snarled cat vomit. (To be fair, there was also some that was quite pretty.) Sadly, pretty much all the yarn tables were very muc of the squeaky acrylic variety. I don't mind acrylic, but squeaky, or the kind that makes my fingers feel dry and rub against each other funny, is right out.
The very, very best part of the whole event, and probably the whole weekend, was that marigot
lured in by the siren song of yarn, and took the free learn to knit kit and instructional session! It turned out that the woman teaching her was someone I knew from the yarn store near my house, and she was extremely adept at helping the previously reluctant pre-knitter in my life (everyone is a pre-knitter until proven otherwise) to learn the basic knit stitch. What was funny was that she was teaching her an entirely different way to do it that I'd ever tried, so I learned something new too! (European vs. Continental) It turned out that her way of doing it combined in a weird mishmash with my way of doing it is faster for me than either of them, so now I'm knitting in an entirely different manner than I have for the past year. The stitches just fly!
Anyway, back to my booboo. She did two or three rows on the yarn and needles they gave her, and then got to take the needles home. I honestly figured that she'd decide not to continue, but no, off we went to AC Moore for SEX, where she bought some Lion Suede, a big ball of Jiffy in a -beautiful- colourway, and when she wasn't look, where I bought a hank of alpaca in the most amazing deep turquoise and cream for her. She's working up a scarf in the Jiffy right now, because she has this silly idea that you can RUIN yarn, and she worked on a couple inches of it last night.
That's right. My baby's got STASH. I am so excited that there will be another knitter around! (And yes...this excitement even extends to sharing my yarn.
That's love, man.
So. New shoes, new yarn, new knitter...it was a great weekend!