Tuesday, September 27, 2011
By knitting in public regularly, I have met two or three knitters here on Salt Spring, and at least one has come to the knitting circle I'm attempting to start here in Fulford. But yesterday I got to meet at least eight new knitters! One face was familiar from the one meeting of the local Guild I've managed to get to, and it turns out that this knitting circle meets in her partner's restaurant. I'd like you to meet Heather, who graciously modeled the (still not blocked) stole for me...
There was also another Guild sale installation in the window of Bruce's Kitchen ...
In this case, it was a woven (and then felted, I think) set of a fork, knife and spoon, of course!
Bruce's Kitchen is a small but funky little coffee shop overlooking the park where the world-famous Saturday market is held (you can see the edge of it beyond the parking lot in the photo), and that was the first time I'd been there. I arranged to meet our friend Mike for coffee an hour before the knitters were coming, and got a 'lesson'. You see, Bruce's doesn't serve you coffee, you make your own -- in little one-cup French presses. Mike showed me the ropes...
How cute is that?
Well, we've weathered our first big storm of the season in the marina -- it blew up to 40 knots in Haro Strait off and on for the past two days. We lost power for a few hours, and 'rocked and rolled' a lot, but otherwise the Wind Walker, and the marina, came through it just fine. We're anticipating more of those, and worse, over the winter, so that was just a preview, but it was a good one!
I'm now doing a test knit for a mystery something ... and is it ever! I'm just following directions precisely and blindly on this one, because nothing about it is intuitive, and, just to complicate things more, it's knit in Noro. Check this out:
Note the changes in direction, the live stitches on the holder, etc. I have NO idea what this will become, but it's fun trying to figure it out. I'll keep you posted!