Friday, June 30, 2006

One, two, do I see three kitties?

Can you spot all three kitties?
Last night I had a truly wonderful time at a KnitFlick night sponsored by Yarnbar (see link in sidebar). There were many knitters out in force to watch "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit." There were so many beautiful yarns and projects going on around me. I got lucky with a "Guess the Fiber" game and guessed right, winning this scrumptious hank of Habu Bamboo! Truth be told, I was the third person to guess and silk and linen had already been tossed out there. I figured it was bamboo or soy silk, but as I've only seen soy silk rovings I went with the bamboo. Many thanks to Susan of Yarnbar for getting some really cool prizes from the ladies at Hill Country Weavers, our LYS (I took a photo of Susan but she commented that she wasn't very photogenic. I thought she took a nice picture, but I'm unsure of blog etiquette concerning photos, so I'm refraining from posting it until I learn to remember to ask people if it's okay). It was great to meet and talk with other knitters and bloggers in my community.
A great band, The Missing Tapes, played first, and once dusk set in the movie started, and I finished the knitting on the Longhorn Hoodie! Never one to waste precious knitting time, I had also brought a log cabin blanket (the rug is on the backburner as this blanket is a gift) that I could knit on in the dark - glorious garter stitch. It wasn't until later when I got home that I started to weave in and trim the ends pictured here.
Tonight was quite nice so That Guy and I went on a bike ride and stopped to watch the bats coming out from under the Congress Avenue bridge. If you've ever been to or lived in Austin then you should know about the bats. Austin boosts the largest urban bat colony in the world. So the only progress I made tonight was to sew up one side seam, including the stripe piece that I decided to inset to give me enough ease in the body. I'm getting closer!


At 12:36 AM , Blogger Melody said...

Hiya! Debs from Melody Yarn Knits here!!

I love the longhorn jacket, I particularly like the vertical stripe inset into the's a wonderful accent!!

I hope that your extracted wisdom teeth are feeling a bit better by now - I had all four of mine out when I was 18... and I'm a night-time teeth grinder too!! We have SO much in common, LOL!!

Take care!

Debs xx

At 11:26 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Hi, Sarah! Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed chatting with you at YarnBar - even if it was hard to sustain a real conversation between the Missing Tapes sets and Gromit's adventures. Hope to see you at YB again! Good luck with finishing up the lovely Longhorn hoodie.... Elizabeth

At 7:53 PM , Anonymous gina said...

You're too nice. I always post Susan's photos despite her protests.

Your hoodie is ausgezeichnet!

At 7:23 AM , Anonymous caro said...

Weaving in ends is not my favourite part. I'm always so happy when I remember to do them as I go. The longhorn sweater looks amazing! I'm sorry I couldn't stay at knitflix long enough to check it out.


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