Sugar's Blanket & The End of My Harlot Saga
As we were sitting, eating, and waiting for people to get through the book signing line with the Harlot, Shelly gave me this:
It's a blanket for Sugar to match mine! How sweet is that! I know Shelly made the striped square. There seems to be some confusion as to what this stitch is called. Shelly called it the star or daisy stitch, but I did hear someone call it the "marjuana" stitch. Hmmmm....
Polly knit one of the purple squares and now I don't remember who knit the other two. Hopefully one of you will take pity on me and let me know. I really like the stitch patterns.
And as I was looking at the square's stitch patterns, here came Sugar to claim her blanket. Can you see the little ear sticking through the crocheted square? She crawled right under the blanket, stretched out, and promptly went to sleep.
I couldn't sit there and hold her so even though I got up, she stayed asleep (or pretended she was). She likes the blanket and hopefully when she feels the need to chew on wool, she'll pick her blanket instead of mine.
BACK TO THE HARLOT
After the book signing was over, several of us were fortunate enough to take Stephanie and Jayme out to a late dinner. We went to Louie's over on the lake and it was a little noisy but didn't keep us from visiting. Stephanie has a very interesting way of holding her needles and several of us were enthralled by the very little movement she used to move the yarn.
I asked her what method she was using (continental, throwing, lever, etc) and she said for speed, she uses the cottage method. This is where you tuck the right needle under your arm, between your legs, or use a holder of some sort. No wonder she is so fast! I haven't had a chance to really looked into it, but if that's where the speed is, then that's what I want to learn.
And there isn't much out there in Google-land on cottage (also called "process") knitting. I'm going to have to do more research. If you know of a good resouce, let me know - thanks!
So it was a wonderful event, we had a fabulous speaker, the chairpersons and volunteers performed heroically, both the library and GY were excellent and we will definitely do this again. In fact, be thinking about who YOU would like to come next. We'll be discussing this at guild next month.