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Saturday, February 04, 2006

A week of knitting!

This has been one busy week! I started the knitting activities off on Thursday evening meeting with the Norman bunch at Border's. We were a rather small group that night but still nice and good company. Friday five of us drove up to Guthrie for some good eats and an evening of knitting. I think I pooped out around 8 and was pretty out of it for the rest of the evening. I get real quiet when I am tired. lol I did get to watch Shanidy knitting magic loop style on a sock. She made it look so easy. I had signed up for a sock class magic loop style for Saturday. So today I head up to Gourmet Yarn and learned Magic Loop! We knitted a baby sock so we could get all the techniques in. I did pretty darned good until the grafting of the toe. Ugh!! Maybe I need to sign up for Toe Up to avoid that, huh? One hour later the February Knit-In started and we had a great time!! I always enjoy the group that gathers at Margaret's. We have a good time and share lots of goodies. I always see several people knitting on projects that make me want to add three or four more to my list.

Since I haven't figured out how to "mingle" my pictures with my text, I'll just add them and let the pictures "fall" wherever blogger lets them fall. A few are of the sock class. Rosemary picked right up on Magic Loop. Of course, she is already an accomplished sock knitter. The very first lady I talked with the first time I came into Gourmet Yarn was in the sock class. I believe her name is Renee. It took me 2 hours to figure out where I had seen her before. lol The other pictures are of the crowd at the Knit-In. If you've never been, you need to go. It's the first Saturday of each month from 4-8. Bring a snack or treat to share and your current project to work on and show off.

Susan brought her entrelac bag. Don't believe her if she is crying about not doing it right. She is doing a great job and it looks great!!

I don't know how to start this next subject except to jump right in. I want to talk about manners. And to be a little more direct, people who interrupt others while talking. This has been a pet peeve of mine for years. I don't know how a person can be more rude to another individual than to cut them off, interrupt what they are saying or just overtalk the person or persons while they are talking. I had a very good friend in Tulsa who used to do this. She was always very mannerly in many other ways except that one. I finally had to tell her, how much it irritated me that she had no more regard for me or what I say than to butt in when I was talking. I have another friend who does the same thing. I've gotten so when she does interrupt that I just drop what I was saying. After all, it wasn't important enough to hold her attention, so why continue after she has so rudely interrupted with what was to her sooo important. I don't know where I'm going with this except to say that if I've ever interrupted anyone who reads this, I apologize. I try to be considerate and thoughtful and a good listener. I'm going to try even more so since this is becoming a public cry for me. If you are guilty of this break in your manners, please stop and think of what you are NOT saying to the people you interrupt i.e.......what you have to say isn't important, what I have to say is what everyone wants to hear, I have the attention span of an ant and I have to blurt out what I'm thinking before I forget.....need I say more? lol Ok, the rant is over, for now.


Anonymous Wonderland Knitter said...

Thank you for posting! It's almost midnight and here I am checking blogs - LOL! Great pics and I certainly understand about the interrupting.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Great pictures, Kay. You did a great job on your sock and pretty good on the toe since it was after class and you didn't have any help with it! I must admit I've been guilty of interrupting - thought pops into the mind and mouth opens. It's one thing I've been working on.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Kay, I had fun Friday night, too! I was sorry that I didn't get to meet at Gourmet on Saturday afternoon, but the banquet for WildCare volunteers was very fun....and my daughter and son-in-law were there, too. I'm going to try to make it to the next Gourmet Knit in.

Kitchener stitch used to eat my lunch, as well. But, I finally really *got it* from the video at The video is under the Basics section under grafting/kitchener. I haven't had a problem since.

I hope that I didn't interrupt....I usually don't. But, when I get excited (like with a group knitting trip!), I may have lost track of my manners. If so, I really apologize to everyone in our group. If it was me, I promise to watch that more carefully.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

Margaret...Shelly....neither of you fall into the interrupting category. lol It's just something that is so prevalent and one of my pet peeves. I had to vent!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

It was me! I talk way too much ;)

4:45 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Rosemary, you made me laugh outloud! : )

Thanks Kay for letting me know I wasn't guilty this time. However, if I ever do this in the future, just smack me on the side of the head and tell me to *cut it out*!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

I think there are more of us out there that do this interupting thing. I have been trying for some time to watch myself. But, You know sometimes I think too many people get in the conversation and everybody wants to talk - except the convresation dominator won't hush up! LOL

7:24 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

I did notice when you got quiet on Friday evening and worried a little about it. Sometimes we all need to take a break and just rest up!

are you sore from your knitting marathon weekend??

9:29 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

No, but I haven't knitted except for 20 minutes today! Good thing it's not knitting olympics time! lol

10:17 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Kay - Before I publish my blog post I preview it. That's when I drag the pictures in place where I want them. Hope that helps - since I took THE book back and got a refund. ha

4:04 PM  

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