I was not sure if I should post today or not, because I don't have much to say. But- I know if I don't I'll get lazy and start to find reasons not to post and suddenly it will be a week or a month and I'll have done nothing. I'm that way, I'm real good at something until I find the first reason to procrastinate then it's down hill from there.
Friday night only 2 of the "gang" made it over here to knit. One had worked 12 hours and another was sick so they didn't come. Those that did come were very productive. Cousin learned to purl and made a small coaster of stockinette - 2x2 rib - stockinette. It gave her a chance to practice purl and binding off. She's ready for a bigger project beyond her garter stitch scarf. My other friend has been very productive. She made a garter st. blanket for her girl's doll and has been working on a scarf of multi colors for the past few weeks. She's also able to purl now. Next week they'll be making slippers.
The past week I've been trying to survive sinus stuff. It's been over a week of headaches and pressure that "did me in". I ended up working a few short days and Saturday was spent sleeping (and taking Advil). You know you're sick when knitting makes you dizzy! Finally about midnight Saturday I sort of got rid of the headache so today I went to the Knit Out at the Mall.
I was not overly impressed but then- I'm still not totally healthy so I didn't hang around for the special events. I went around the booths, got free samples, ate a burrito up in the food court and went home via the NU Outlet. What I came home with was a crochet hook, some patterns, a pen, the light up needles (size 13), and a skein of Patons Pooch (a very strange yarn!). I didn't wait in the super long line for the Lion Brand tote bag because I have way too many tote bags already and I didn't think it was worth what would probably have been over 1/2 hour wait.
I think the Yarn Out was fun for a few hours but I can't imagine traveling 8 hours, paying for a hotel and having what I saw as the "big event". It didn't seem that impressive to me. What can I say?