Well not a bad day. I had my first sock knitting lesson today. Carl at Gate City Yarn taught the class. I meet to very nice women Hedi, and angela. Carl taught the class. Carl is a great guy. So patient and very good at showing you how to knit. He brought in sock that he has knit to show us and they are great. I had to cast on twice before I got it right but I did manage to cast on and get started. I worked a row or two and then dropped a stitch. Carl found the dropped stitched stitch and then got me back on he right track. The time in the class went by very fast and I can't wait until next Saturday. I made it back to Asheboro and went by the Chili cook off but I think since I did not make it until around 5;00 I missed a lot. I did not get to taste but 1 one chili. I hope they have the event again next year and I can be there at the start. I could not hang with staying until 10:00 to see who won the raffle. I have a homework assignment to knit 6 or 7 inches on my sock and the heel flap. So I am working on my sock tonight and watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, and of course blogging. I am posting a picture of the first few stitches on my sock. I love the color. I am using Trekking hand art in Tong it is a wool blend. Needles Addi size 1 I think 2.50 mm. Have a great rest of the weekend and craft on!
Friday, April 17, 2009
I am so glad it is Friday and the weekend it has been a long week and I only worked 4 days. I am so ready for the weekend. I have a fun filled day ahead tomorrow. The sock class I signed up for starts tomorrow from 2 to 4 and then I plan to go check out the Asheboro's first Chili Cook off! It seems like it will be a big and fun event and I hope it is a success and continues every year. Since it runs from 1-10 pm I will have a lot of time to look around and enjoy the event. I hope you can buy a raffle ticket tomorrow I did not buy one ahead of the event. I hope they don't decide the winner before I get to the event. I need to get up one morning early enough to go by the bagel shop. I enjoy bagels and use to go buy the first bagel shop we had in Asheboro and was disappointed when the shop went out of business. I am working a new dishcloth from Leisure Arts Publication, Trendy Knit Dishcloths, by Evelyn A. Clark. I am working #2 Bubbles Border, in what I think is Rainbow Bright Lily Surgar ' n Cream. Craft on! I plan to take pictures of the knitting class and the Chili Cook off to post later this weekend. I am posting the first few rows of the Bubbles Border dishcloth.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Well its the middle of the week and I finished my Linked Hearts dishcloth. Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton, color Grape, pattern leisure arts #3253 dishcloths from the heart. What to do what to do, this weekend I hope my sock knitting class will start and also here in Asheboro some of the the local business owner's bring the first ever Chili Cook-Off. I think it promises to a pretty big event. The article in the Courier-Tribune states more than 30 have entered locals and I hear as far away as Texas and New York. First Prize is $1500.00 , 2nd $1000.00, and 3rd $500.00(the registration fee is $50.00 or proceeds from the sale of 15 raffle tickets, plus the stubs) Today is the final day to register. Raffle tickets on sale for $10.00 first prize is mortgage payments of up to $1000.00 for a year! if you don't have a mortgage $8000.00 cash prize! other prizes a 50 in plasma tv, and a golf package at Tot Hill Farm. I think the only big event that happens in Asheboro every year is the Fall Festival. Other vendor's and arts, crafts. Rain or shine 1-10 pm. You can also sample contestants chili. A big shocker is the Beer Garden! I am sure an editorial will be in the paper about the beer garden.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I have spent the weekend doing nothing but watching tv, sleeping and a little knitting. I started the Linked hearts dishcloth from #3253 Leisure Arts dishcloths for the heart. Using Lily sugar 'n cream in grape. So happy that I get an extra day off work. At the end of the month I might feel different. I plan to make myself work in the yard tomorrow. Craft on and happy knitting and crochet.