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Thursday, March 22, 2007


Tonight's the night I get to pick up Nancy Bush from the Albany airport. I can't believe it myself. I get to have one of the most prolific knitters, designers, and knitting historians in the car with me, alone, for a whole half hour, before we reach our destination.
This weekend is the annual knitting retreat of our guild, organized by LYSO Stephanie Olivo. Stephanie always performs miracles, and due to her organizational skills I have had the good fortune to be able to take workshops with such knitting luminaries as Lucy Neatby, and Candace Eisner Strick. (I missed the one where they had Judy Pascale...)

This weekend, we will delve into Estonian Knitting (6 hr workshop on Saturday), and all manner of heels and toes on socks (3 hrs on Sunday).
I plan to have all my Nancy Bush books autographed :)

Of course, due to the fact that I let myself get sidetracked by knitting 12 hats, I did not make much progress on my socks from Knitting Vintage Socks.

I did, however, finish this:

A birthday present for a friend.
200 stitches on a size 10.5 needle, Lily Chin Nolita (?) and debbie bliss cashmerino aran (black). Alternating stripes of garter and stockinette, the black st st recedes in between the colorful novelty. I added little ruffly edges.
I have to run now and go grocery shopping, you know, stock up for the family so they won't starve, and get packed. The knitting is the most essential thing, of course. At least this time, I'll know what to bring along:
I'll see you all Sunday night.


Joan said...

Have a wonderful time this weekend and I know you will. The scarf is beautiful. You must have very fast hands :-)

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Nancy Bush?! Yikes. Can't wait to hear about your trip back from the airport.

I was thinking about you today. My boys and I went to the Schenectady Museum and I kept telling my husband how much I enjoyed everything about working for you at Periwinkle including the drive which was the same path we took today.

The shawl you made is beautiful. What a lucky friend :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!


AlisonH said...

Such a simple idea and such a gorgeous result: I love that scarf!

And Nancy Bush. Wow.