Purl Party 2006: A Marginal Success

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Last night’s knitting bee consisted mainly of Alison, Jason and Kelly. Kelly showed up at around 9 to watch us knit, and Les joined us for some Incredible Hulk after his work was finished at 10. Jason and Alison learned well; I’m hoping it was the addition of all the sexual knitting innuendo that did it. Amusingly, Jason The Boy picked things up faster. I think it’s because Alison got hung up at the beginning by having to cast on twice, because I didn’t teach her properly the first time. I didn’t notice that she was adding an extra stitch each time she cast on a loop. Reminds me of my early days; I made a lot of mistakes. My needles slipped and my yarn got tangled. All part of the learning process, guys. You guys, you guys are The Guys.

I started a hat yesterday, and it’s looking good. Hopefully it will fit. My gauge was right, so it had better work! If not, I shall wreak vengeance upon Debbie Stoller. I’ve had to modify every pattern of hers I’ve ever had to use. It’s beginning to irk me.

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5 Comments to “Purl Party 2006: A Marginal Success”

  1. Just doing my part in the name of gender equity. And, for the record, very little of the innuendo batted around came from me.

    Comment by
    January 20, 2005 @ 12:10 pm
  2. For a second I saw that as “Perl Party” and got excited.

    Comment by Riz
    January 20, 2005 @ 11:24 am
  3. I’ve been knitting since I was 10, and all I can knit are scarves, and scarves… Of course only using the knit stitch in both directions, resulting in that…what do you call it? Stocking scarves? How do you make patterns without the whole thing curling into itself?

    Comment by janet
    January 21, 2005 @ 8:40 am
  4. Most of the patterns I make don’t curl, unless I’m using knit stitch or stockinette stitch. In that case, you just block it, which means wash it by hand and let it dry flat in the shape you want it to be.

    Comment by Eve
    January 21, 2005 @ 10:52 am
  5. aww, you’re da best teacher! I’m just really incompetent when it comes to small delicate tasks. I was just…too excited.

    Comment by alison.lang
    January 21, 2005 @ 1:13 am

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