Monday, March 12, 2012
More knitting in public
Usually I am required to timekeep at these events. Being a state carnival yesterday, though, I got to sit on the sidelines, which was an excellent opportunity for uninterrupted knitting time. I picked up an uncompleted project: a cardi-wrap thingy from Jo Sharp's Knit Book 10. The wool is Jo Sharp DK Silkroad Tweed in colour Emporio. This is an excellent beginners project, as it is basically three rectangles which are ingeniously sewn together to make the final garment. The yarn feels lovely as I knit it, I can't wait to wear it.
I was sitting at the end of the row (with an excellent view of the finish line, and the garbage bin). As I was knitting, this bright little six-year-old called Hallie sat next to me on the stairs and asked if she could watch me knit. She chatted non-stop for a good half hour, watched me knit, asked tons of questions, and told me she was going to ask her neighbour to teach her, because her Mum couldn't knit. She was a bit of a card, and pretty good company!
Another unexpected delight happened as I was lining up to enter the centre at 8am. A familiar face walked past, and I suddenly realised it was Kirsty from lower your presser foot, one of the sewing blogs I follow. Well, I had to act quickly otherwise I would miss my opportunity, so I bounded up to her and introduced myself (I had sent her some children's pattern books a few years ago). Hope I didn't freak her out too much - I can understand if it did. It would be disconcerting to be accosted by a stranger who then tells you they read all about your sewing projects on the internet. One of the weird joys of blogging I suppose.