Yesterday, I was hoping to make it through the yellow welt, fingers crossed! A healthy dose of late night knitting brought me all the way through the green stipe and it is being welted as we speak! This is exciting!
This weekend is Stitches West. If you don’t know about Stitches West, you’re probably not a knitter! It’s a Bacchanalian festival for knitters! It’s all the best parts of fiber addiction for days and days on end! And, it’s conveniently located 7 weeks after the start of Selfish Knitting Month (aka January!) It’s become an annual tradition with the ladies of Sip & Stitch to celebrate the end of holiday knitting and the start of the new year with a selfish sweater project! The timing of Stitches makes it the perfect end point. It’s enough time to get a sweater done without going crazy! Rather than feeling rushed to meet a deadline, it’s a feeling of accomplishment and celebration when a new sweater is successfully debuted at Stitches. (Plus, the east coast shouldn’t get all the fun with their ‘Rhinebeck Sweaters’…)
This year my goal was a Stitches Skirt and I think it’s actually going to happen! My Stitches attendance has been uncertain until now but I think this could all work out, as if I’d planned it! Twenty-two rows and a 3 needle bind off are the only things standing between me and my skirt strutting the fashion show that is the Stitches Marketplace on Sunday.
Really, this is Exciting!! <- with a capital E!