Sunday, September 16, 2007

Not yet, but almost

Yesterday I went to the first Fall Stitch & Bitch in Milan. It was so nice to see all the girls again. I was very happy to be able to say goodbye to Ingrid, who is about to leave to the other side of the world, and to chat with Typesetter (who was wearing a desirable 2 colors sweater she made, SO nice), Pm10, Zrinka and many new lovely knitters.


We talked about new projects, admired Ingrid's just-made brand new Urchin hat (published by Knitty.com just the day before and already finished and wonderful) that she made with a delicious yellow-brown shade of Manos-like wool. Adorable, we all wanted one!

As we chatted about summer holidays and finished projects, they all agreed that I'm a lazy lousy crocheter that has too many things going on and who hasn't finished one in months. I felt a bit ashamed (but mostly giggled) and I made a promise to Susan: I commit to finish at least 2 projects before the end of the month. Mark my words: I WILL DO IT.

After a quick look to my unfinished works gallery, I chose the (in)famous Brea Bag, almost done since June, and the Chanson Poncho, which is pretty fast and easy to do (if only I didn't have to unravel 1 kg of black cotton yarn before I could start). The poncho yarn, by the way, is starting to be full of Valda's hair, but Ingrid says that's not too bad, in ancient times dog's hair was mixed with wool on purpose to make it warmer during winter. Good news.

Ingrid is not only wise and fast she is also incredibly sweet. She brought me a present from Estonia, a fascinating tool that I foresee will give me infinite pleasure during winter evenings at home. The Netting Fork, to be used with crochet hook. I'm so intrigued and pleased by the thought of learning a new technique, and I'm seriously tempted by trying it right now. BUT I made a promise, no new projects until I finish something. So I better hurry up, and after I'm done with the "knitting for the homeless" scarves I'll jump on the netting fork! Can't wait!! Thank you Ingrid, have a nice trip!!!

9 comments:

diane said...

Hi, I "google" knitting in Milan and it linked me to your blog. I would appreciate any info on yarn shops in Milan and will there be a SnB in October?

PippaW said...

Hi Diane, of course there will be one on October, probably the 20th, to be sure check from time to time this blog Motivi a Maglia (in Italian), they make the S&B call every month. And they also have a section dedicated to yarn shopping everywhere in Italy.

Hope to see you next month!

Typesetter said...

On tops of the 20, there may be also a special meetup on the 27. For the shops, feel free to write us at motiviamaglia@gmail.com so that we can give you hints and suggestions in nglish if you can't read Italian.

Vik said...

Ciao Justine! Bella giornata a Milano! I can´t wait to see what you´ll do with that new tool? Never seen something like that.

PippaW said...

Vik maybe I could try to make a scarf for your project with the netting fork maybe it'll help me speed up a little bit!! :-D

knitaly said...

I used a kind of netting fork to crochet my crazy-lace cardi-wrap.
End up you WIPs and enjoy the new technique!

PippaW said...

Did you find a tutorial online? I couldn't. Hopefully I'll manage do use instructions on the back of the fork. Cant' wait!! :-))

knitaly said...

Of course!
http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=73

Enjoy!

Justine said...

GRAZIE!!!!!!