Friday, June 16, 2006

I finished a sock!!

Yippee! I finished my first sock!

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I even cast on the second! I feel like I have passed some kind of knitter's test. I can now officially call myself a Knitter because of this. Well - I guess I should really finish the second one before I claim that status! It didn't take nearly as long as I was expecting it to - but I did use #3 needles instead of the ultra mini 1 or 2. I will have to try a more decorative pattern next - something lacy or with cables maybe! The possibilities are endless. I definitely want to make that Pomatomus sock one day - but it may be a little over my head for a second sock.

Went to my knitting group last night too. We are now offficially "spinning friendly"! There were two gals there spinning away and making the coolest yarn. It looks ever so cool and I do want to try it - but I have to keep telling myself "Just keep knitting just keep knitting!" because I don't even have enough time to knit as much as I want. Imagine if I also spun! I would just have to quit my job and never sleep. It would also be kind of hard to spin in the car....

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I talked about how I had "car knitting" on the Mason Dixon KAL and everyone was excited to learn that they weren't the only ones! I never knew the great idea was so widespread. I keep a small project in the car for those times at red lights where there is nothing else to do - or waiting in line at the fast food lane - or pumping gas, getting oil changed - or anything else where I find myself sitting in the car. It really is amazing how much you can get done just with knitting during the times you would otherwise be sitting still doing nothing!

I found a cute Wikipedia quiz on another person's blog and I just had to play along. I hope you do too!

The Wikipedia Game:
Search for your birthday. Post 3 events (ok I posted 4), 3 births(I did 4 again!), 1 death.

1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.
1924 - Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.
1927 - The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo.
1953 - The first color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each.

1945 - Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees)
1959 - Tracey Ullman, English actress and singer
1969 - Jay Kay, English musician and singer (Jamiroquai)
1975 - Tiger Woods, American golfer - Can you believe I am the exact same age as Tiger Woods! If only I had the exact same about of money!!

2004 - Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)

1 comment:

Your Secret Pal said...

Congrats on the sock. Perhaps you are ready for that sock knitting cruise I'm reading about -- did you see it on:
Have you seen HER yarn??? I may just have to go myself.
See you there, Pal?

Your Secret Pal