23 March 2008

Knucks: Knocked Out

Finished my Knucks on Friday night, and they are delightful things. Let me tell you the story of finishing them.

I had been sort of strapped for real knitting time all month--how else could it take 3.5 weeks to knit a wee pair of glovelets? So when we decided to go see The Town Pants in Corning on Friday night, I knew I'd found some prime knitting time. Not during the show, of course, because one must sing and clap and pogo while the Pants play. But because they are so brilliantly popular, it's crucial to get to the venue (the inestimable Snooty Pig) early. So we got there at 7:30 for a 9:30 show. The drive is also 1.5 hours long. So I had plenty of time to knit the ribbing on the right glove, sew up the gaps at the fingers, weave in my ends, and make a general neatness of it. And I had time to take the left cuff off of its waste yarn, put it back on the needles and knit the extra length (because I hadn't decided how long I wanted them to be, nor was I sure how much yarn I had). Then I put them on, kept my hands warm because the bar opened the door for air (it was packed), and was able to clap like a mad thing because wool is squishy and my hands weren't all red and stinging by the end of the night.

I did, of course, have some drunk woman come up to me and say, "You're knitting? What the fuck's up with that?" But then another couple (one we shared a table with) had a nice long conversation about alpacas with me. So I guess it evens out. Either way, I had super music and now have a new pair of Knucks to boot!

(No pictures, because the second one looks the same as the first.)

I think I'm going to add a few rows of ribbing to my Santa Cruz hat. It's a little bit on the shallow side--I found I was tugging it down a lot at the show. ...I hate picking up stitches. *gnash teeth*

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