Oct 2

Mass KIPing

Posted by Nanc

Today was Knit Out and Crochet, Too in DFW. There was a good crowd, although many SnBers were missing. It was at a HUGE Half Price Books store. I lurve this store. More books than I could shake a knitting needle at.

I had a great time, socialized, laughed, and got some knitting done. The niece #1 poncho, in fact. (no pix yet) But after that one success, my luck/”talent”/skills crashed a bit and there was a lot of nothing. Try and start a little something over here… nope. Rip, rip, rip. Give this other new project a whirl? No way! Rip, rip, rip. I think I may have fell into the frog pond face first.

What could possibly keep my spirits up while firmly ensconced on that lilypad? Free yarn.

And it doesn’t take much, at that. My name was pulled from a hat, and I got to pick a prize from the table. (I wasn’t first, nor was I last. Oh, and before you think me lucky – everyone got a prize by the end of the day.) Without much studying or research, I grabbed me up a curious lil’ bag with three skeins of dark yarn and some circular needles. Turns out that it was Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in black (yum), Susan Bates US# 8 circs, and the pattern for the Ocean Waves Scarf. Perfect antidote for new knitting and a great change from girly scarves and ponchos.

For non-knitters’ reference, ‘KIP’ is Knitting In Public. Thank you for reading this far.

3 Responses to “Mass KIPing”

  1. Petra Says:

    Sorry I missed it. Hubby and I were out running errands and we lost track of the time. Good to hear there was prizes, and that you snatched a good one!

  2. chris Says:

    I’m glad that the KnitOut was good! I didn’t know until that morning whether I would be able to go or not . . . it turned out that The Mom required my presence at her house after all.

  3. Pamelalala Says:

    3 Woo-hoo’s for free prizes!!!!

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