So, now that it's looking the way I want this blog to look, I can start telling people about it. Which is good because someone at SNB today was asking about it. So here it is. I still want to make the text boxes bigger, but I've settled on the background image, the left alignment of the side bar, the links on the side bar (anyone have any other ideas of what links should be on the side bar?) and all the other stuff. The only thing to work on now is the content!
Today was the Knit Out 2005 in New York at Union Square. I have to say it was pretty intense. I told Ruth, but I seriously think that some of the older women sharpened their elbows to stab at me with. Especially at the Clover table while they were giving away needles. I feel like for all the pushing and shoving that I had to endure to get to the front, I should have at least gotten a pair of needles. It's so interesting to me that there's such a stereotype of knitters that they're cute innocent little grandmothers...but then there's a Knit Out and they become elbowing, pushing machines. Oh well. I got some really interesting patterns, and an issue of Vogue knitting from last year that might still come in handy for a couple more projects that I would like to do. Tessier helped me out with a huge iPod problem, and I told him that for payment for the two hours of his life that I absorbed, I would knit him a hat. I finally found a wicked cool pattern that is Tessier worthy in one of the bags I managed to gather. So that shall be started eventually. Really, the only good that came out of that whole Knit Out was that I got a couple of patterns. I don't really think it was worth going.
It was worth hanging out at the crafts/hobbies table in Barnes and Noble before and after though. There were tons of cool knitters, and silly knitters. Gregarious knitters. Knitters that couldn't tell me exactly how to put those slippers together for my mother that were last year's Christmas present, but knitters that would tell me where I could go to get the finishing instructions! :-D So I'm excited about the prospects of being added to the Knitlist so I can see if anyone else had the same problem with the project I did, and if they have any innovative solutions.
Well, I hear that surprise gift calling me to continue it. I made quite a bit of headway on it last night. I've got about two rows, a ton of ends to weave in and a few finishing touches. I knitted while I chatted with my grandfather on instant messenger. It was cute. He kept giving me encouragement and chiding me for knitting and talking to him on a Saturday night. But really, let's face it, knitting, chatting online, and listening to hot music is the best way anyone could think of to pass a Saturday night!