The course I am taking requires us to write a spiritual biography at the beginning of the year. This year the format asks that we describe our life in terms of friends, physical life, and play life. If I were writing about my play life for you to read, I would simply refer to the knitting/blogging/Ravelry lifestyle. However, for these muggles I have a lot of explaining to do. The nuances will still be lost, I fear.
I finished my Mother’s Day socks last night. DD gave me yarn for two pairs of socks; this pair is Knit Picks Essential in Peacock Multi (purple/green/robin’s egg blue). It’s perfect: she loves purple, and her name is Robyn. The cuff was knit in 2 x 2 rib. When the yarn behaved very nicely in that pattern, I carried it on for the whole sock.
Alison blogged about having to re-learn Kitchener stitch after a long time of not using it. As I read her blog, I was reminded of today’s tech tip. The most versatile knitting tool you have in your purse is a cell phone with another knitter’s phone number in the contacts. You see, I often take socks as my road-trip knitting. Last year I had to call my knitting DD in Texas several times to tell me how to set up the Kitchener stitch. I can do the stitch with the best of them once I get started–my mind just can’t keep the pattern stored. Finally, I saw and purchased a Kitchener dog tag key chain from Knitcellaneous. It’s a delightful gadget, and I never leave home without it.