The turn out for Costa Rica SnB's third annual Knit in Public Day was phenomenal! We had 7 knitters and countless stares from passersby. We even had a newbie knitter who picked the SnB Nation's Newsboy Cap as her first project. She made quite a bit of progress and I have a feeling the cap is going to look great. Here is a quick knitter and project run down;
-Bias Corset from Interweave Knits. She is using a gorgeous lavender. So I offered myself as possible recipient if she should ever part with it. Sheilah - Cute socks and she even agreed to help me with my dream to FINALLY make and finish s pair of socks.
Liz - Mending her spiral boot socks and teaching Maki to knit.
Viviana - A gorgeous turquoise Kir Shawl that is going to be to die for when done.
Maki - Knit a sweater 20 years ago in grade school but hasn't picked up a set of needles since. I have a feeling she is hooked.
Sarah Joy - Abandoned her in-laws at a brunch at her own place to come knit with us. Now that is devotion! She was working on an adorable striped baby cardi.
Beatrice - A lovely new knitter from Switzerland who was wearing gorgeous shoes and knitting an incredible pair of socks on the tiniest needles.
These are Beatrice's socks. Amazing,no?
And finally moi!!! Modeling my too small Tea Rose Halter. What's got two thumbs, glasses and a practically pornographic lace tunic stretched across her boobies! It's Bonnie! Nice to meet ya!
My project you ask? A simple garter stitch scarf with sari silk yarn. I need something mindless and quick after my second tunic disaster. I'll be blogging about that at a later.
It is World Wide Knit in Public Day and I have a whole 3 hours of sleep under my belt. Maybe four hours if you count the few 15-20 minute cat naps I got in between Koshka's vomiting sessions.
For me, there are few things worse than spending a night tending to my sick dog. It isn't the lack of sleep for me but rather her suffering that makes the night unbearable. Normally, when she is sick I can tuck her into her favorite blankie and snuggle her. In time she falls asleep. Last night she was anxious, unable to relax and paced the house at regular intervals. That is of course when she wasn't puking. While it appears her tummy is starting to settle she is still frantically pacing the house. She finds a spot rests about 10 minutes and then is up again looking for.........who knows what!?! It breaks my heart that I don't know and I can't seem to help her. It truly does.
Van put me to bed at 4:30 am and took over Koshka watch. He was worried if I didn't rest I'd be too tired and miss WWKIP Day. Very sweet. Thanks to him tiptoeing as he cleaned up doggie puke and soothed our savage little beast, I got a solid 3 hours of sleep. And I'll make WWKIP but I'll be thinking about my furry baby the whole time. I just want her to feel better, be happy, feel loved and enjoy her life.
As they say if at first you don't succeed, try again. Which is exactly what I did with the Tea Rose Halter. I frogged my giant stretchy version and made a few changes that appear to have improved th current version.
I cast on the next smaller size with smaller needles. I went down another needle size for the ribbing. I think this will help ensure a snug figure flattering fit.
I hope to finish before Wednesday or at the very latest Friday so I can wear this WWKIP Day.