Note: There is a pattern below.
So tonight I finally had all my ducks in a row. For the last three years, my life has been about soccer. Don’t get me wrong, I love soccer. However, there has to be more to life than uniforms and line ups. There is.
Note: the Pub Knitters meet every other Tuesday. More information to come.
Mark came to the shop and we made sailors blush with our chatter. He gave it one last college try and I finally said yes. “I will see you at Goat Hill Tavern to knit.” I LOVE the Goat Hill. It’s easy. I have been to many pubs and bars. There are differences. We were allowed to bring our own food in. There must have been at least 100 beers to choose from. I went with Erdinger in honor of Renee’s trip to Germany and Austria. Du versteht, Renee!
So I started work on my Christmas stocking. It made better sense to bring in my Raggi yarn because the skein fell on the floor at least five times. I had several clumps to untangle. This means nothing to my readers, but the floor was covered in empty peanut shells. I absolutely love this kind of place. No pretense, no arrogance. Just a nice place to sit and have a couple of pints. However, if you are going to drink and knit then bring washable wool until you are trained to knit and drink.
I did have to borrow some glasses from Val. Couldn’t see my knitting once the Erdinger kicked in. I had to tune everyone out and just focus on my knitting. Within the first five minutes I managed to turn back on my work and knit a short row. Haven’t done that in a while. Nothing says fun like tinking on a knit 1, purl 1 rib!
However, I have worked it out. With 60 stitches, I have enough space to:
Row 1: p6, k6, p1, k1bloop, p1, k1bloop, p1, k6, p7, SM, p7, k6, p1, k1bloop, p1, k1bloop, p1, k6. * Remember there is a fold in the stocking. Balance is important. I used a wood stick from a cool hair piece I bought at the Renaissance faire. You do what you have to do.
Row 2: p6, c3b, p1, k1bloop, p1, k1bloop, p1, c3f, p7, SM, p7, c3b, p1, k1bloop, p1, k1bloop, p1, c3f
Row 3 – 6: Purl the purls and knit the knits for 6 rows.
Repeat Rows 1 – 6 until we get to the heel.
Anyway, Goat Hill was loads of fun!
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