Wednesday, December 12, 2007


...the cord for charging my camera battery is in a box near Sacramento, in my brother's garage, along with my boxes of books and memorabilia and, yes, a whole lot of yarn. This of course means that although I have a lot to show... I have no pictures.

This is a disturbingly consistent, recurring theme here at Crisis of Praxis, which just goes to show you should be careful what you name your blog.

Knitting, crocheting, what-have-you
I've pirated the Jolly Roger from Hello Yarn and designed myself a pullover, knit up a headband from Vanna's Choice, made numerous scarves and fingerless mittens, and even crocheted a pair of slippers for an invalid friend that reproduce the slippers her grandmother made her. I also made a cosy for a personal massager, if you know what I mean. (And I think you do.)

Geography and chance has thrown me into the midst of the knitters from Knit One One. I have bumped into them in a coffeehouse, encountered them at the book signing for Knit Knit, and then finally sat down with them at yet another coffeehouse to do some actual knitting. They're a lively and mixed bunch, but they have yet to prove to me their prowess in knitting while intoxicated like the North End Knitters. Time will tell if they measure up, or at least can fix their mistakes the next morning after a cup of strong coffee and some aspirin. In the meantime, they sure can knit while sober.

Which reminds me. I have gotten my greedy little hands on a pattern from Emily Jan - the Blooming Bobble Bag. I saw this in a display case they have at a bakery and found it irresistible, despite the fact that I don't actually do clutch bags. I have yet to decide whether I will do a yarn substitution, what color I will use, etc.

I am going to try to abscond with a friend's camera, so hopefully there will be photo evidence of my activities before the year is out. (The non-incriminating ones, that is.)


Jeanette said...

Does anyone in the world do drunk knitting as well as we do in the North End?

Carrie K said...

Coffeehouse=caffeine. Bar= intoxicated knitting. No? Actually, no. Come to think of it, I know a few coffeehouses/bars off the top of my head. Never mind.

I was going to say: Theme! Lots of knitting, no camera. The geographic cure didn't work for that one!

Vegan Pi said...

I'm sure that plenty of people can knit after a drink, but you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who can rival J and I in true drunken knitting. I think I get the most and best knitting done when I've had a drink or 4!

I'm glad you found some people to knit with though!

Lissy said...

I love me that purse! If you are looking for a recipient, I'm your gal! Perhaps I can knit you something with skulls to swap? You'd so love the snowstorm we had today. The sidewalk abutting your alley was about the only stretch of sidewalk on that block that HAD been shoveled!