Have you seen Knotions? Our knitting community is so talented! Jody has been working on this for some time and it was worth the wait. It's full of patterns (socks, sweaters, lace, baby items and even a pair of pants), useful techniques (check out the short row info!), and many of the patterns from Magknits. There is so much more, too!
Tonight we're heading up to Snowbird for a free concert by my favorite local band, the Band of Annuals. It will be outdoors on the plaza and we're looking forward to
a quiet evening an evening in the mountains and some good music. While I'm on the subject of music, allow me to reminisce a bit.
The 30 and 40something guys in my office are big fans of Led Zeppelin and they are very impressed that I saw them live-TWICE! Memories of the first concert were fuzzy (as in who was the headliner) and what was the exactly concert date (my guess was late 1969). I finally decided to google and see if any info would pop up, see if my memories were real or messed up with the fog of age.
OMG! Up pops THIS, a poster from the show. I doubt anyone remembers much of anything about Vanilla Fudge (I don't), but I do remember talking about the opening band (why we went) for HOURS after. Jimmy's guitar flying through the air, Robert's voice, the whole BIG SOUND. They Shook Me and I was Dazed and Confused. Zeppelin came back a year later to a new venue, the Salt Palace. (We hated it for concerts but that's another story.) I was to the right of the stage, second tier, above where Jimmy was playing and remember watching as he use a violin bow on the guitar...grrl, that sound was awesome.
Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Smith: How happy you are when you when a project is done and you love it. I love the way you light up.
Me: Awww, that's sweet. What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Smith: The way you swear when something doesn't work.
Me: I call them technical terms. What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
Smith: Everything! I don't recall any thing that isn't good.
Me: Thanks! Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Smith: No. Oh, taking photos for your blog.
Me: Nice try. What about the boat (he finally sold last year), the Land Cruiser for 4 wheeling and all the camping stuff? Doesn't any of that count?
Smith: No, that was for both of us.
Me: NOT! (I forgo the next question which is to compare money spent on hobbies.)
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Me: Type, not color.
Smith: Silk and wool?
Me: Good one. Can you name another blog.
Me: That's not a blog.
Smith: I can name people names, but not blogs names. Oh wait, Etherknitter?
Me: Way to go! Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Smith: Yes, it's to check out what the yarn is going to do. You've got to swatch if you want to be good.
Me: Nice one! Do you read Zeneedle?
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Smith: Once or twice.
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn't knit?
Me: Wow, is that good or bad? Anyway, is there anything you'd like to add in closing?
Smith: I love to read comments.
Me: Sweet! Show the guy some love!
Have a fabulous weekend!!