So, we're getting ready to hit the road early tomorrow morning to see the Grand Canyon, and some other national parks along the way such as Zion and Grand Staircase. In the flurry, I realized I should probably post the latest finished project, which means I need pictures. Luck was with me this morning as we finally had a beautiful sunny morning that gave me good light as I tried to rush about getting said pictures. As you can see from my pictures, maybe I shouldn't rush. We can just state right here, that I am NOT a photographer. But through it all, I hope the beauty of the Litla Dimun Shawl I was working shows through. I've actually had it done for a couple days now and haven't started anything new. *Gasp, Say it isn't so! *
So, I got a couple what I felt were at least decent shots and were compiling them up and resizing when I noticed the head shots, though it is beautiful morning light, highlighted a little issue that maybe I've neglected the past week. So sorry guys for the sunlit nose hair, and I promise, I immediately rectified the situation.
On that note, I would like to point out the generally open and humorous nature of knitters. Have you ever been sitting in your knit night groups, maybe in a fairly public venue, and realized that you were discussing something that you had never really thought you would with others, much less in the local Starbucks? I can tell you I have, and as I perused Ravelry forums the other night and ran across the "Nice Rack" conversation, I was once more reminded of many conversations at our groups. Granted, I know that I am a fairly open honest person, and I've always said "If you want to talk crap about me, come sit with me because I can tell you the best stories about me." Really, I have no problems sharing the fact I've been de-wormed after tropical locale traveling and that I once got out of a speeding ticket because I was about to mess myself in front of the cop due to the stomach flu. But in general, mind you in general. I know plenty of up tight knitters that I think have been scared away from knitting groups due to such flamboyant conversation, we seem to be a fairly raucous bunch. I've even been shocked by people I thought I knew fairly well and were kind of on the quiet side piping in with comments or personal anecdotes that have had me rolling with laughter. The point of all this? That I think we're a pretty cool group, even if we forget to trim our nose hair, wipe well enough, or in general have other grooming failures. Because hey, it leads to great conversation.
Now, back to the actual work of knitting! I bought a skein of Berocco Comfort Sock yesterday in a nice manly gray that I plan on making me up a pair of socks while traveling. My partner is a driver. By which I mean he seems to enjoy driving more than I do so I let him. I tend to be a passenger seat napper though. I am so hard at work looking at scenery that I tend to fall asleep if I'm not doing anything, so I though socks would be a great small project to go with me. I'm excited that I get to use my new knit picks short sock needles! I haven't got to play with them yet so it was also an excuse to pull out the new toys. Hey, we all need new toys occasionally. And yes, I did say that to start some good knitting group side discussions.
Anyway gents and our few ladies, You all have a great week. I hope to catch up with you soon. There may be some from the road postings... We'll see.