Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Got my sweater mojo workin!

The sweater is happening folks! I finished the left front. It went so much faster than the back I can't even believe it. Granted it's a smaller piece, but I think the biggest difference was finally correcting my knitting technique and becoming an honest to god continental knitter. I still use my wonky left handed throw method on some of the purl rows but the knit rows zip faster than I can believe. At this pace I'll have a new sweater for the first cold snap (assuming we have one.) The finishing intimidates me a little, so I imagine I'll be consulting some experts.

So ACL fest is this weekend. Every year I go it's hot and miserable and I swear never to go again but by the time September rolls around I'm all jazzed up again. This year is no different. I'll be front and center at Gomez, The Shins, The New Pornographers and a few more. I'm debating whether to take the sock in progress with me.

And I am in an damn fine mood today and it's not because I've had way too much diet coke (although that helps.) It's because I spent my morning listening to the new Scissor Sisters album. Disco-tastic! It is the campy and ridiculous and I've been shaking my ass ever since. If you have a high falsetto tolerance I highly recommend it.


Blogger meg said...

abbe - that's great about the sweater. i really want to relearn knitting in continental. every time i try i get so flustered and give up.

i am so excited for acl this weekend, too. i've got my personal schedule all lined up and keep checking the weather (so far we're about 10 degrees cooler than last year).

i LOVE the scissor sisters. saw them live for their first album and think the new album is fab!

finally, i'm so glad you said that about taking knitting to acl. i'm thinking of starting something small to take with me but wasn't so sure.

i'll take mine if you take yours.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I'm definitely taking knitting to ACL. I'll be knitting while waiting for The Long Winters, Phoenix, Wolf Parade, Cat Power, Sparklehorse, and Willie Nelson.

I'm glad your sweater is zipping along. And you'll see that finishing can be fun. DOn't let anyone scare you.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous gina said...

I'm not a music festival person... I can only take SXSW because it's not all in one place, on one day... and because it's not 105 degrees in March.

But. I am jealous about all the great bands y'all are going to see! You should make it a Yarnbar field trip.

5:00 PM  

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