I love Austin. Where else could a family avoid all of the college town craziness surrounding a Texas football home game by spending a Saturday night in the park, watching a Rolling Roadshow presentation of The Muppet Movie complete with sing-along and post-movie Q&A with Paull Williams (the writer/composer of all of the film’s music)? Nowhere, I tell you! 😉
Today I spent a couple of hours at Hill Country Weavers where I signed a few books, knitted, chatted and shopped with some of the women who who where kind enough to stop by to see me. I bought a couple of hanks of hand-dyed, blue, varigated Atacama alpaca that I’m going to use to make a gift. Hanging out in that environment made me really miss being able to go to Stitch n’ Bitch meetings over the past two years.
Anyway, I met a bunch of lovely people one of which, Lenise, had a knitlicious tattoo that definitely deserves props!
Tomorrow’s a brand new episode of Knitty Gritty, so set your Tivo’s! The guest M.K. Carrol, will show how to make a kitschy-cool sushi toilet paper cozie and bamboo-esque tank cover. The projects are really cute and utilize some intermediate techniques like, provisional cast-on and short rows. You won’t wanna miss it!
Now, I have a date with some Drano. My plumbing is screwed up…again. Currently, the house smells vaguely of raw sewage sweetened by some unidentifiable mucky-muck coming up through the shower. Good times. Oh, old houses, you quirky beasts!