Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Too much fun!

I had the best time at the Knitting group last night! It was jus fabulous! Everyone was super friendly and, since it's held in our LYS, we shopped. That's just evil. Pure, unadulterated evil. I think everyone left with something they'd purchased.

I bought needles for some new projects, specifically some shorter needles for socks. My grand plan is to make socks for Boogie. I got some skewing of really cute yarn, two of them from the sale bin! Sweet! Unfortunately, I didn't check my needle inventory very closely and wound up buying a set of DBL points that I already had. I guess I'll have to make another trip to the yarn store to return those needles. I just hate that!

So here I am at my first meeting, and, like an idiot, I volunteer to start a blog for the group to keep folks informed. Originally, this group was using MeetUp to stay in touch and notify members of what was going on. MeetUp has made some unpopular changes and so the group is taking it's business elsewhere. Hence the blog. The group leader is going to forward the blog's URL to the current members and I think we're just going to rely on people picking up the notices at the LYS for new members. Talk about jumping in with both feet! Guess I did that in spades!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Mother's Day

Yesterday was my very first Mother's Day and it was just great! I got a dozen roses, some perfume, cards from Big B, Boogie Baby and the pets, and a super cool dinner with the most handsome waiter in the world, my very own Big B! It was just a really wonderful day.

Then, after Boogie Baby was in bed, I sat down to work on her little dress. Still basking in the glow of a fab day, I'm knitting my head off when I discover a mistake. A big one. Well, maybe not too big...okay it's an extra stitch. Have I mentioned how anal I've been about counting the stitches over and over and over again to make sure I have the correct number? How I've started this sucker over? I'm at a stage in the knitting where I can't start over...that's just insane!

This is a testament to how much of a novice I believe myself to be so I'm taking up the gauntlet on this mistake. I'm going to fix it and, in the end, have a really cute dress for Boogie. I also plan on taking it to my very first ever trip to my local knitting group.

Here's the scoop on the group: I found them through MeetUp. I've tried a Mommy group with MeetUp and the experience was less than great. I have really high hopes for the knitter's group and I'm excited about meeting other knitters in the city. Yippee!