Sorry if this is a spoiler for you, but I couldn’t resist.
Fact: I love sock yarn. Problem: I don’t know how to knit socks. I bought two skeins of KnitPick’s Felici sockyarn in Time Traveler
. Why? Because it self- stripes into the colors of the Fourth Doctor’s (Tom Baker) scarf! I couldn’t resist. I guess I am going to learn to knit socks.
In theory, I think I can do it. I know how to knit on double pointed needles. I have done short rows. So, I just need a good starter pattern.
Long weekends seem short. Despite the fact that they do fly by, I did get a lot done, crafting-wise.
Friday: Knit a little bit before packing, because I had to get ready to go to NYC the next day.
: NYC! My friends Joan and Amanda, and myself went to see this cool museum exhibit on Pompeii. Very neat. On the bus trip there, Amanda, a fellow knitter, and I had a great conversation about knitting and looked through the Fall edition of Interweave Knits together. Otherwise, we bopped around Chinatown and Little Italy. If you are interested, check out my snapshots in my Flickr photoset
: I finished this baby hat
and attempted to learn to crochet. I think I have the basics down, but everything I tried to do came out a mess. I did manage a crochet chain on the top of the baby hat, so I’m happy that I at least can manage that. It’s a start, literally.
I began a pair of fingerless mitts
from some leftover Malabrigo Rios yarn that I had. I got one done quickly on Sunday. Fun little knit!
Monday: Ah, Labor Day. I finished the second mitt in the pair, and put it with the hat that I knit in the same yarn a couple months ago. Someone is going to get a nice set hat and glove set for Christmas.
I also went to the local Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts to see what they had. I did find some different yarns there. I still prefer AC Moore for stores in that streak, though.
Otherwise, I watched the new Doctor Who (on iTunes) and a lot of Top Gear. BBCA, crafting, and a little bit of travel….it made for a great weekend.
Who’s ready for more fun with The Doctor in “Let’s Kill Hitler.”?! I know have been looking forward to this since “A Good Man Goes to War.” 9PM EST on BBC America, people.
I don’t crochet, but I have friends who do. A friend from Ravelry, Kalecos, made me this awesome crocheted Dalek for the Doctor Who Swap on Ravelry. It’s adorable! I love it! I figured it would make a great feature to celebrate the return of The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River Song in tonight’s episode. Popcorn will be made and eaten. And enjoyed.