Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Weekend re-cap

A little on the late side, I know....

I packaged and labeled the first set of stockings for the Evil Plan (tm) and brought them to TOC. TOC was held in Tomah, WI on the coldest day of 2007. In 2 separate buildings. 100 yards appart. Good times. I wore my long underware under my plaid pants and apron dress and was fine, but dang that wind was brutal. -20+ F with wind chill. Packing the car held an adventure when my feet went out from under me and I landed flat on my back on the sidewalk gripping P's mosaic with all my might. Fortunately nothing was damaged, nothing but my pride. The roads must have been pretty slick that morning as well as we saw several vehicles in the ditch on the way to the event.

Royal stockings
The knitters who are part of the Evil Plan (tm) brought their stockings and knit with haste. One finished her's at SnB last night. Another finished her's the end of last week around the same time as me. I suspect another will be completed by this Wednesday and another by the end of the week. The remaining 3 I'm keeping my eye on. I have a feeling I will be finishing one pair next week. It was very satisfying to see a bunch of knitters at events. It makes me happy. I feel bad that I asked for a new set of garters for one of the Queens. The weaver was happy to comply, but it was all for naught as the first set she made was correct. Doh! My bad! The happy accident can now be part of a gift at Estrella so no loss.

The mosaic was a huge hit although I had to direct quite a few people to go see it since the A&S table was squirreled away in a corner. grrrrr. Why bother? Not the best thought out plan.

The bears were a huge hit. Thuri of the fabulous mold carving, and I presented HrRM with 8 bears to give to the current Bears of Northshield and to be placed in the token box for future Bears. Currently they are good for 2 years cause there is only one made per reign.

I spent the day working on Hrodir's socks, which I'm liking a great deal. The main colors are black, red, white and yellow. The designs used and general composition are that of Egyptian socks from 1000-1200. I'm working on size 0 and started toe up, which I haven't done for a while. I think I broke some protocol by knitting while guarding in court, but no one called me on it. Too many other exciting things happening, like Niklos being put on vigil for the Chivalry and Ed being made a Baron of the Court. I think Niklos needs some purple silk wool socks. Yummy. The citation for the socks is here.

I'm at the point where I can start turning the heel on one of Hrodir's socks and I'm half way to that point on the other. I'm still worried that they are short. One of the knitters shared a very handy chart for foot sizes with me.

The sweater was delivered this weekend with much fan fair!


Teej said...

Ouch! Sorry to hear about your slip on the ice. I hope you're not too bruised or stiff!

If you end up needing another finisher for the stockings, let me know. Coordination might be too much of a pain, but I'm sure we can work something out if needed.

Oh, and there's another size chart in _Sensational_Knitted_Socks_ in case you ever misplace the link.

Linda said...

Some of us might have noticed the knitting during court, but weren't in a position to say something at the time...

Liz said...

Oops....but I was enriching the Kingdom with my art!

Right? Maybe? huh?

i'm in trouble........

I'm going to have to sing again aren't I?

k1yok2tog said...

Knitting while guarding court? I don't see this as a problem, because you can cause some serious damage with size 0 needles. Most people don't want to get near all those little points anyway. ;-)