Swaps, Charity, and KALs

Posted on 24, February 2007 by

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Thursday night was for the RI Stitches Meetup group at the Providence Place Borders Bookstore Cafe. There were ten other folks besides myself, all zealously passionate about our knitting. I had both sock projects to work on. We had a fun little stash exchange in Yankee-swap style. I brought a white ribbon shawl kit along with a wound cake each of a butter-colored Malabrigo and a powder-blue EL Angora/Wool. I have decided that whatever yarn I would get, I would use toward Sonya and Kevin’s Blanket of Hope. Here is what I scored, 2 balls of Lionbrand Yarn’s Landscapes in Country Sunset. These dark jewel-toned colors are definitely masculine enough for Kevin.

The NASCAR Knitting KAL is coming along. I created a worksheet to help determine the points and just need to post it on the blog. With much thanks to them both, Z introduced me to an on-line group for NASCAR, and Robin e-mailed me about the Yahoo! Groups NASCAR Knitters. Neat how stereotypes of knitters and NASCAR fans can be broken, eh? The internet is proof that the world is getting smaller and smaller, and that minds are expanding out of close-minded attitudes. I just hope I finish at least one pair of the socks I have been working on during the race tomorrow!

Another group I joined (or re-joined, depending on one’s outlook) is Secret Pal 10. I will have my questionnaire completed in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, here is a pretty shot of the clear blue sky today. Stay warm! =:8