Saturday, April 05, 2008

Knit Visit

Kristina, the knitter whose St. Brigid pullover was my inspiration for jumping into knitting cables when I was still a wet-behind-the-ears knitter, was in town for a conference this week, and we found time this morning to get together and knit.

I met Kristina in 2005 when Jeff and I were up in Pennsylvania visiting our friends Sharon and Janelle. Along with several others, we all headed down to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Mind you, this was a mere three months after I'd begun intertwining yarn with sticks, so the whole thing was pretty overwhelming. We had an awesome time. I remember the weather being just like it is here today. Unfortunately, my college's academic calendar, the festival's schedule and the stars only line up just so every once in a while, and this year is not one of them. Kristina gets to go. I am, of course, jealous. Just imagine the damage I could do at a wool festival these days...

I picked Kristina up from her hotel and we ran by my house so I could show her the British Check Sweater in person -- oh, and so she could meet our dog, Silas. He was totally in love -- wish I'd taken a picture. Then we ran by the Knitting Nest and met up with several of my fellow knitters -- friends, knitting, coffee and breakfast tacos. What could be better? I worked on the Bomb Pop Socks (almost done -- I promise). Kristina had just finished the beautiful socks in the picture above while here in town and had already cast on for another pair.

She also helped me pick out some yarn for some felted clogs from the Fiber Trends pattern. As you can see, I didn't exactly choose the brightest colors on the shelf, but I like these. I'm going to use the darker navy color for the sole and the cuff, and the lighter color for the rest. Thanks, Kristina, for steering me away from the gray! Too soon, it was time to head to the airport.

This afternoon, Jeff and I went for a hike in the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The weather was fabulous and the belt was definitely green. Spring has sprung in Austin.


  1. Oh, I wish I could have been there with you! At least I get Kristina next month...

    Thanks, Kristina, for steering him toward blue!

  2. Great to see you and so excited to be part of the blog. What happened to the green color for the clogs? Did you return it and buy the light blue or did you have it in your stash?