Thursday, March 29, 2007

Where'd that Come From!?

Uptown Boot Sock


But seriously, where the hell did that come from? You'll notice the cuff of that sock from the photo of the yarn crawl swag. You'll also notice how I said I had to cast the sock on like 20 million times. I started it for real on Saturday (that's less than a week ago Saturday by the way). And I finished the sock today at The Point today after work. Pattern's called the Uptown Boot Socks from Interweave's Favorite Socks. I'm on size 1 Addis.

A couple things contributed to the quickness I think. Firstly, it's not blue. It's not quite the anti blue (I do have some orange Koigu for my next socks), but it's a warm color which is very different than the three other blue projects that I've got going on right now. Also, I've been knitting on the subway for the past week. I finished The Fountainhead last week by Ayn Rand, and I the only other book I've got going is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off. Somehow, when I'm thinking of either reading about knitting on the subway or actually knitting on the subway, knitting on the subway wins out.

There were a couple omissions left out from the Represent Round up. While SB Ruth and I were on the Q on the way home from 34th street that night there was this kinda cute guy. he noticed that we were knitting and that i was wearing that SNB shirt. He asked us if we always knit on the train or if we were coming from an event. His face kinda caved in on itself when we said we came from an event with about 650 to 700 knitters at it. Quite possibly the most amusing muggle face ever. And so appropriate after Stephanie's speech.

Before that however, the NYC SNB gang grabbed a few bites of food after the whole shindig. We went to Brgr which is pretty much right across the street from the auditorium. We were just about done with dinner and I was in a conversation with Claudine (Claudine, note that that's an actual link to your BLOG!!! :-p) when this woman at another table interrups me and asks if I knit my socks. I reply yes (they were the green embossed leaves socks), and that we were a whole table full of knitters. She asked if I knit for myself, friends or if I sell them. I told her that I knit socks normally for myself but for some friends and that socks would be expensive if I were to knit them. I explained to her that after the supplies that would cost at least $25, with all the time put into the socks, you're looking at a pair of $300 socks. She affirmed that some people in the city would buy $300 pairs of socks. At that point i turned back to Claudine and continued my conversation. At some point Heather told me to give the woman my card. So I did. She was wise and said that if the woman actually does contact me, and I seriously don't want to knit her a pair of socks, I can pimp out one of my SNB gals. That's right.

Pimp a knittah.

6 comments:

AJ said...

I absolutely love the sock. Can't wait to try the pattern myself...now if my damn copy would just get here. :)

Claudine said...

The most important question...did you get that guy's phone number?

MUDNYC said...

You know it's hard out here for a pimp...when you're tryin' a get the money for d' rent...

Nennie said...

Hi Jen... your sock looks great! I finished one of my yarn crawl socks too... we all must have been very inpsired after yarn crawling!

PassionKNITly said...

Aj - pattern's wicked easy and the book is GREAT!

claudine - no...he looked like too much of a hipster.

Mud - werd.

nennie - the trick will be if we can get their mates done...

marni said...

hi, jenn!

thanks for linking me in your sidebar, it's been over a week and i'm still trying to find and keep up with everyone i met at the event. it was so great hanging out with you at the today show, and spotting you over the course of the day via your awesome hat! and if anyone wants a pair of $300 socks, please feel free to give them my contact info! i have no shame!