Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fibery Pursuits

I've made my decision. I'm going to attend the 2011 Sock Summit.  It'll be my very first fiber-related conference.  The primary deciding factor was that it's only a six hour drive from here. It also sounds like it'll be a whole lot of fun and if I start saving now, it'll even fit in my budget!  In the meantime, I can work on knitting down the sock yarn stash.

On my trip to Chicago I bought no sock yarn when we stopped by my Sis and Niece's local yarn store.  I did, however, buy six skeins of Cascade Lace Alpaca.  My initial intention was to knit an Apres Surf Hoodie. Of course, I failed to remember what weight yarn was needed so I bought lace weight intead of fingering weight.  All is not lost, however.  I think I'll make a Featherweight Cardi since I could use a few more cardigans for routine office wear.  My current favorite work sweater is a lacy pink nylon/mohair cardi I picked up at the GoodWill store for a couple dollars.  I need about two more of them.  I may unravel a black mohair pullover that I don't like very much and turn it into a black mohair cardi too. At least that way I'll wear the thing.

My knitting progress during my trip wasn't as much as I'd hoped.  I mostly slept on the way to Chicago.  I did knit quite a bit on the way back.  I finished Sis' first sock on the way to the airport to come back.  I cast on the second sock while waiting for the plane.  I'm now a bit over halfway up the foot.  I could get the second sock finished by the end of the weekend if I don't do anything but knit.  Given that I'm getting over a bad cold, I might get more knitting done than usual. Otherwise, it'll be the end of next week. Once her socks are done, I'll finish up my Crabby Socks and maybe start a sweater unless, of course, I get sidetracked by something else!

1 comment:

~RaenWa~ said...

I would love to go to Sock Summit especially with it being so close by but ahh maybe sometime I will get there lol. I hope you start feeling better soon. I don't think I have ever knit with Mohair before.