May The Stitch Count Be Ever In Your Favor- Yarn Along
I’m linking up with Ginny over at Small Things for a Yarn Along.
I took K. and three friends to see the (annoyingly) next to last installment of The Hunger Games. K. saw the last one with a few of her friends and on the way home from that showing they had the grand plan of going all together to the next one. As I seem to be the only parent of the bunch who takes her children to the movies I am the default driver to these events. I didn’t like the third book AT ALL. So seeing it over two excruciatingly long movies was not for me. So I dropped 4 excited, chattering teen girls at the all you can eat Chinese buffet followed by the cinema and took myself off for a few hours.
I happily discovered that M. had come to town to meet me so we had dinner and then settled into the Coffee Shop Which Must Not Be Named But Has Taken Over The World , had all I could drink caffeine, great company (I’m an introvert so good company = one person who I am totally and utterly comfortable with), Amanda and my clicking needles. It would have been perfect if it hadn’t been for the fact that I realized after finishing the back fronts and one sleeve up to the yoke that I wasn’t going to have enough wool to finish it. No kidding- after my last knitted debacle I was uber careful with gauge… well it didn’t work. I am about 6 balls of wool short! SIX! How did that happen? I double checked everything wondering how it all went so wrong and I had it right and should have had more than enough I still cant figure it out! So Amanda is frogged. And I’ve gone off knitting…
I have been browsing through a book I stumbled upon at my local independent bookstore: Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini. Its not revolutionary and is not full of new information but I like her style (lovely photography) and I love the ethos. Really it is for absolute beginners at living more off the land. I heard someone fault of this book for not being time practical… which is the truth of going frugal or green. It requires work. More work. Of course it would be easier to roll up to Safeway and buy a tub of peanut butter. Of course it would be less work to buy bread. Of course mending clothes is going to be more time consuming than just buying more. Its a choice you make pretty much every day: Am I going to get out there and break up the soil and plant or am I going to thank my grocer for shipping in all that stuff for me.
So having sat for the whole two and half hours waiting for the endless movie to end I thought about how much more fun it would be to have a knitting competition instead that doesn’t involve a load of adolescents killing each other! So I’ve designed a logo: