Saturday, September 11, 2010

We're back, baby!

Two weeks into classes, and we've had two successful SnB meetings! I've also been placing snazzy posters all over campus. Here's a less than ideal shot of one of those posters:

I've been fighting a losing battle for good advertising space in the library. Every time I check, the poster has either been moved to calf level or is gone all together. These poster tamperers don't know who they're messing with.

Moving away from my battle waged with push-pins, let's talk about some knitting! As requested, Alex brought his Elizabeth Zimmermann cardigan. It's even better than I imagined! In all my excitement, I failed to get a shot of his work in progress. After a bit of potentially tense steeking, Alex should be able to model his fabulous FO for us.

Speaking of finished objects, Madeline snapped a picture of a sock she completed during SnB:

I was also the lucky recipient of a spectacular shawl Alex competed this summer called Merope:

Aren't I lucky!? The yarn and lace pattern are both sensational. I'm ready for winter to take icy hold of Kirksville so I can wear my new shawl. All. The. Time.

I'm working on a shawl myself. It's a much simpler design. It's appropriately called "Simple Things." It's intended for my friend Emily who turns 20 in December. I may only be able to wait until the first frost to give it to her. I've always been an impatient gift giver.

In other knitting news, Jordan is working on her first sweater! I shot this stealthy picture last week:

Our inaugural yarn swap is next week. The parameters are simple:
  1. Bring yarn from your stash you no longer want
  2. Take yarn other people no longer want
Presumably, everyone will be leaving with as much yarn as they brought.

Okay, that's all the knitting news. As you all know, we don't just knit during meetings. The following received our "Stitch 'n Bitch Seal of Approval."

  • This unbelievably catchy song.

  • Knitting and other craft monstrosities found at Regretsy.

Less than 72 hours until the next SnB meeting. I'm eager to see if our advertising attracts any new members!

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