July 13, 2004


Ta da!


I love it! It was quick, the yarn is yummy to wear (as it was to knit, though I’m always a little thrown by having to keep the tension fairly loose, since I’m usually a tight knitter), and I think it looks wonderful. Thank you, lovely lady at Lettuce Knit!

This brings me to a point of etiquette I’m wondering about. Is it bad manners to attend a Stitch ‘n Bitch in a LYS and knit something that wasn’t bought at that store? I’d love to drop by Lettuce Knit on a Wednesday night and meet some Toronto knitters in person, but I just don’t think I can afford most of the yarns in the shop, at least not very often. I’ve also got several big projects waiting for me that I want to work on, so I’d rather not get derailed again (though I don’t regret the poncho!). However, I don’t want to be rude. What’s considered good form?

Speaking of meeting Toronto knitters, while I was in Lettuce Knit on Sunday I realised that one of the ladies sitting and knitting looked familiar. I had met her while I was doing a few hours of volunteer work on the Olivia Chow campaign — she was organising the NDP booth at the Bloor Street Festival. We’d chatted for a while, but hadn’t talked about knitting. When we met again, not only did she remember my name (I’m constantly amazed by other people’s ability to do that — I’m horrible at names, even of people I see fairly frequently) but she’d noticed it on another Toronto knit blog, and wondered if that was me. “Small World” occurrences like that always make me happy.

In continuing knitting news, I’m back to work on Mark’s sweater, but there are Issues at the moment. I hope to have them at least partially solved by tomorrow, so I’ll write more about them then.

Posted by Aven at July 13, 2004 06:21 PM

Very cool poncho. I wish I could get downtown to some of these SnB’s to meet other Toronto knitters. Maybe I should organise a quick and dirty lunch break meet at a yarn store sometime. No knitting just shopping/browsing, I guess.

Posted by: Elizabeth at July 13, 2004 07:31 PM

People do come to Lettuce Knit who are knitting things they have not bought there. Of course, it’s nice if, when you have money to buy supplies, you buy it there, but everyone is welcome there. Come Wednesday night

I am Jane, the NDP woman you ran into Sunday. I’ve read your blog previously and wondered if it was you (the PhD in classics tipped me off — I have a good memory for details).


Posted by: Jane Koster at July 13, 2004 11:22 PM

Great poncho! I just picked up the new Family Circle Easy Knitting, and I think I’m going to succumb (sp?) to the craze this fall.

I always bring what I’m working on to S-N-B’s, whether I bought the yarn at my LYS or not. I always walk out with something anyway! LOL

Posted by: Anita at July 13, 2004 11:30 PM

Great poncho, Aven! Very pretty colour.

Posted by: alison at July 14, 2004 12:01 AM

My that was fast! And a REALLY cute little cover-up to boot. Nice color, nice shape. NIce work!

Posted by: Robbyn at July 14, 2004 10:40 AM

Is the poncho kit available for sale elsewhere? I’d love to know the details - thanks! melanie

Posted by: melanie at July 14, 2004 11:28 AM

That yarn is beautiful. I have yet to succumb to the poncho craze (although I have made one for my mom), but the time is coming.

Posted by: Nicole at July 14, 2004 03:03 PM

What a great poncho - - really nice shape ‘n’ drape!

Posted by: Mindy at July 14, 2004 04:15 PM

Ack! Sooooo cute! I love it!!!!

Posted by: Rachael at July 14, 2004 06:24 PM

Love that poncho and it looks great on you. It’s a very pretty color.

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