You know what tonight is

It’s Knit Night. Or, more properly, Late Night Knitting at the Sow’s Ear. We’re having a membership drive for the Hog-n-Blog contingent, so if you’re an area knitblogger you should make your presence known. Tonight will be a special night. ‘Nuff said!

And just in case you think Verona is too far to drive, I’m driving an hour each way to attend. It is worth every mile (although this time I *must* remember to get coffee before I head home). So it’s not as much that you’re “local” as you may consider yourself “within range.”

Not much new knitting. Work continues a(slow)pace on the Ravenclaw goods, and Crafty Peach assures me I have indeed performed some type of crochet stitch. She’s a goddess who truly knows without seeing. Anyway, for the benefit of the Hog-n-Bloggers, I put the tiny ball of yarn, swatch, and wooden hook into a little baggie to bring tonight. It occurred to me as I was doing this that I should label it “Exhibit A.”

Oh yeah, I did start on that Harlot One-Row (She calls it the one-row handspun scarf, if you’re looking for the pattern at her blog) scarf. It’s not so reversible when you put in stripes, but I like it because it won’t curl. And the way it shows up the “purl bloops” makes me wonder what it would look like if you alternated colors every row. I think it would look almost like a slip-stitch, but I’ll try that out later.

The Christmas knitting seems like it’s all going to get done in time. Now I just have to figure out when I’ll finish four quilts and knit several pairs of mittens. I have a small herd of alpaca yarn and I’m thinking that 100 percent alpaca mittens for myself, in a very chocolate-y colorway, might be an extremely nice present to myself.

Familywise, keep Tom in your thoughts today. He has an appointment with another specialist who wants to figure out why he’s so small and behind the curve. My little man needs some more folks on his team. Rest assured he isn’t in any health crisis, but he just has a lot of catching up to do.

AND — wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, my van is fixed. Transmission. Battery. Tie rod ends. Coolant leak. Blower. Thermostat. Spark plugs. I can now transport everyone across the county for no reason. And gas is $3.25 a gallon at the nearest station. When did that happen?

See you tonight. If you’re the shy type, just look around for my Ravelry avatar on one of the tables. You could even flash the Ravelry “gang sign” if you like.

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  1. *blush* “Goddess” is good; I’ll accept that! 🙂

    Now you’ve got me thinking about the Yarn Harlot’s One Row Scarf: If you knit the scarf lengthwise, changing color every row, you’d get those nifty purl bloops AND a ready-made fringe where you cut the yarn at the end of each row! I may be trying that out on a stuffed-animal-size scarf very soon.

    (((hugs))) to Tom!

  2. My dear – you’ve set me a-wonder about wee Tom, because I saw some show somewhere on TV (how’s that for documentation) about people doing things to make their healthy children bigger. To which I, all 4″11″ of me, wonders “WHY”? I mean, there ARE short people who are NOT enjoying any factor of dwarfism. I’m not soapboxing here, but I’m interested! (In the meantime, remember: “Good Things Come in SMALL Packages!” Next – I ALWAYS have a couple crochet hooks with me. Besides crocheting, they may be the most useful tool that’s not a Swiss Army Knife. 🙂 And last, warn me so I can avert my gaze from the Ravelry gang sign – I haven’t had the guts to peek in yet…although I hear the siren call louder and louder……

  3. Oooops…I’m not four-inches-four. I’m actually a towering 4’11”. (And I’ve shrunk; most of my adult life I was actually a statuesque five feet tall. Well…rubenesque. Nevermind.

  4. Oooops, Part II – YES! Local, regional, “able-to-get-here” bloggers, if you can get to the Sow’s Ear, for sure! What SHE said, yeah! 🙂 OK, I’m donen now.

  5. That does it – I am soo taking a road trip when I can get away after the new year (as I would have to take a day off work, and I am out of vacation till old man 2007 gets the boot)!!! And Beth – I’m crashing at your place – no more bates motel for me. haha Well, if you don’t mind, that is.

  6. Hi there!

    I’m a local knitblogger (Fitchburg to be exact) and hope to try and join you guys for Late Night Knitting sometime! Tonight, unfortunately, there is a family commitment, but maybe next time!

  7. Hi Beth,
    Wanted to apologize for no saying farewell to you and Dale-Harriet last night. Hope you didn’t miss Mr. Bee falling out of the Sow’s Ear. It was pretty spectacular! It was great spending time with all of you!

  8. We have a Tom locally who is similar sounding – he is older than my boys, he must be 9 now I think, but very slight and always has been – was under pediatrician care but is fine in everything except size. I’m not sure what the latest thoughts on him were as I haven’t seen his mum for a chat for a while. Hope your Tom’s visit went ok 🙂

  9. Hey Beth ~ I just found you through the Irish Hiking Scarf knitalong. I’m also from Wisconsin and rather near to where you live (near Monroe). I will have to come check out a knit night at the Sow’s Ear sometime soon!


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