Wooooo where do I start! I arrived at Pier 81( or was it Pier 83?)for the First Annual Knitty/The Point Anniversary Cruise, and met up with Karen, Valerie and Maryann. We got on the Jacana, and in a little while we were off! I got to meet Amy Singer(Knitty editor, for those who don’t already know) and a good time was had by all. There was a silent auction but I didn’t participate. Here are (left to right, Karen, Maryann, and Valerie.
This is me, of course, working on a Broadripple sock
See what I’m wearing? That’s the first Shimmer. I brought it along to show to others where I’d messed up and then… it was breezy on the water so I put it on! She’s so cozy and warm I don’t think I want to rip her now.. She’s a little loose and I’ve learned to accept that her sleeves are too long to wear normally, so I just rolled up the sleeves.
And the finished sock:
This sock is a bit big on me. I wasn’t expecting it to be as tall as it is. I think when I do another pair(and I WILL) I’ll use a size smaller needle.
We sailed down the Hudson River, past Ellis Island and Lady Liberty . I keep seeing her with needles in her upstretched hand, and a bunch of yarn in the hand that holds the tablet! Wouldn’t THAT be cool!?
At the end of the cruise, everyone got a goodie bag with some neat yarn samples.. which teased me and I had to go TO the store to get more yarn. One of the goodies was a ball of Cascade 220 Superwash which I’d been wanting to get my hands on. Unfortunately it’s not enough to make Wavy but I liked making Coronet, so I’m gonna get two more skeins of the Superwash and make Wavy and a hat to match.
I had a great time and I can’t wait for next year! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE