Thursday, July 5, 2007

I know you missed me!!!

I know it has been a hot minute since I have posted, and for that I apologize. I have been extremely busy. So, first I will tell you what has been keeping me away from my needles.

Aside from knitting, my other passion is singing. I don't usually tell many people because they ask me to sing on the spot, and I get extremely nervous. However, when I am singing for a bunch of strangers in a huge crowd, it is okay. So, I recently linked up with a band called Tropic Topic, because they were looking for a singer to add to their lineup of talented performers. So, here is a clip from YouTube of a performance we did at a Street Festival in Fairlawn, NJ.

Now, I said that I love to sing...but driving to gigs cuts into my knitting time.... If I were rich and famous, then I would have a big tour bus, and a state of the art knitting room in there too, so I can get into my zone on the way to a performance. But, this is the real world ladies and gents, and I do not have a cheauffer, stylist, or makeup artist. So, you just gotta do what you gotta do... while the wool suffers.

In the meantime, I have beeen working on some socks.

Here is the progress of my Falling In Love sock. I am still on the first side.


Just about 2 more inches to go.

I have also started a pair of Sidewinders with my Sit N' Knit Meetup group. This sock is a real challenge for me, because I cannot see where it is going just yet. But, I am still pressing on. More updates soon. Well, I must also comment on the Austermann Step yarn (from my stash). It feels wonderful when you are knitting with it. Very smooth and soft. Maybe the niceness of the yarn will help me to get over the wonkiness of this pattern. I feel that the pattern was written properly and thoroughly. I am just having a hard time seeing how it gets created from the side. I should be a pro by the time I get to sock #2. Also, I am interested to see how this self striping patterning looks, so that will keep me going.


Harlem Purl said...

I'll turn you into a good sock knitter yet!!!!

Nancy said...

Sidewinders scare the hell out of me. If toe ups gave me problems what would a side to side sock do to me!

Saun said...

You go girl! You are a woman of many talents. Let me know when you get that big time tour bus with the knitting room. I'd go on tour with you just to be in that room.