Monday, October 15, 2007

Knitting again

My company has come and gone, knitting has been happening, and I got my Ravelry invite. While my company - A New Day -- was here we went on an extended yarn/craft store crawl. It included three LYS. The absolute, no holds barred, best one was The Mannings. I was absolutely speechless. They had EVERYTHING!!! The folks there were very friendly, helpful and apologizing that they were packing stuff up to go to Stitches. They carry TONS of yarn for knitting and weaving, plus weaving looms and spinning wheels, all sizes of every kind of knitting needle that exists, kits, patterns, et cetera. Great place. If you ever get to the Gettysburg, PA area don't miss it.

Plus on the way home we stopped for apples at the Round Barn. Cool place. This barn is actually round. The apples I got there were excellent too!

I'm working my way around the Pondemonium sweater. After a frogging incident, things are progressing nicely. At first I was going to use intarsia to put in the worms, bugs, frogs, and ducks. But I've decided that duplicate stitch would be nicer and it is. I'm just about to the point now where I have to split the front and the back for the sleeves.

And I finally got my invite for Ravelry. What a great place! You can look up a pattern that you like and see how other folks made it their own. You can research yarn that you have and see what others have done with it. Excellent idea. Right now it's in beta for testing, but once they are up and running, you won't need to be a member to search through it.

DH and I are heading to Las Vegas for a week. He's playing in a poker tournament. I'm planning sock knitting for the trip. Should be tons of fun. DD is going to bond with her Nana and Amy the dog is going to visit Nana and Sam the cat. My office is moving to new quarters this week. Exciting and stressful all at the same time.

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