Organized

(In which our intrepid knitter is anything but.)

I am certain, if you have been reading this blog for a little while, (or…if you have just dropped by for 35 seconds) that you may have begun to form an opinion that I move fast and may not be the most organized soul on the planet. (I may actually be in competition for “least organized woman alive” but you may have guessed that as well.) Today I’m going to try to pull together some loose ends.

1. The TSF/KWB total remains a work in progress. The total in the sidebar is current only through the 26th of December, as we I await the potential for data recovery on the hard drive that has all the rest of the emails on it. If that data can’t be recovered we I will have to execute a plan I’ve been formulating to fix things up…but for this moment in time, we are waiting. I haven’t forgotten, there is still much work to be done there….but for now we are waiting for the muses that rule technology to smile on me. Cross your needles.

2. I am going to try and go forward with the hats for the homeless part of the Represent tour. (I’m also going to try and do this whole thing in a way that doesn’t explode into complete chaos.) After a great deal of personal reflection, I think the best thing to do is for me to find volunteers in NYC willing to accept the hats, to bring them to the event at FIT and to then drop them at a shelter afterwards. (I tried to figure out how I could handle it myself and it’s just not possible. What was I thinking?) What I need to make that work is a couple of NYC knitters who would be willing to receive them. If you live in NYC, and you have an address that people could mail hats to (I would email your address to interested knitters, not put it on the blog, unless you wanted that…like if you were a yarn store or something…) could you email me or leave a comment to that effect?

(I also need “tour guides” for yarn shop crawls? Any social and welcoming knitters out there willing to take out-of-towner knitters under their wing?)

3. If you are going to be seeing me in your city, don’t mail your hat(s). Save it for your local event, and we’ll find a shelter in each city so that we can spread the love around.

4. I finished the ribwarmer

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and love it to death. (That’s snowflakes on it, not some novelty yarn thing.) It is not the apex of fashion, but neither am I, so I couldn’t be happier that it is simply warm and useful and a very good shade of green.

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(Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Ribwamer, from Knitting Workshop, knit from 1.5 skeins of Fleece Artist “Country Wool” 100% wool – 175m to 100g, knit on 4.5mm needles, in a colour that has no name or number (like a lot of the Fleece Artist stuff) that I liberated from a sale bin in the basement of Romni Wools at a stupid cheap price and knew was destined for greatness.)

5. The Bohus is done to the waist and has one completed sleeve.

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I chose not to knit the ribbing, but instead to knit to the length that I wanted, then purled a round to make a turning ridge, then knit about 3cm on a smaller size needle to make a hem that I’ll turn under and sew down inside. I am pleased.

6. June 7th in Petaluma CA has been added to the list of stops I’ll be making. Jayme-the-wonder-publicist continues to be on her game.

7. Joe is away for 5 days, (Joe, if you are reading this, stop now.) and because I have apparently been watching way too much While You Were Out, I have a plan. Since I do not have a tv crew, a carpenter and a designer to help me with this plan, the outcome should be rather unpredictable.

8. I am pretty upset about Starbuck, let me tell you.

Did I miss anything?