Well, I now know what caused all the activity last week - I got an amazing mention on the Lime and Violet Podcast! Thanks to Manon and Karin who both told me about it. I should have known something like that was going on...........how exciting! In my search to actually hear the podcast I discovered iTunes - which I actually did know about but never used - I've now downloaded lots of songs and subscribed to knitting podcasts. My birthday is on Thursday so now I want a Red iPod - yup, has to be red because that benefits aids in Africa.
I love what the Yarn Harlot wrote last week about knitter's not getting the recognition they deserve. And how I would love to go to New York for the book launch! That would be the most exciting thing to do!
Not much knitting content - I have ripped out my husband's sock (self striping pictured a couple of posts ago)twice - the first time it was too small and I knew it was too small, but kept knitting for 6 inches before letting him try it on. Yesterday, I was knitting it again, with more stitches, and larger needles for another 6 inches and then decided that the gauge on the leg of the sock was too loose, so rip it back to the cuff and changed to smaller needles. The weird thing about this, and I bet I'm not alone, is that I knew that neither of the first two tries were right but still kept on knitting. Sarah says it because you hope something will change as you keep knitting - like it will suddenly get bigger or your tension will get tighter. Logically, we all know that will not happen - but still on we knit until it's painful to have to rip it out.
Notice all the links - I'm getting good at the blogger thing :)