remember that beyond the basics knitting workshop I was taking at Knitch? Well, I officially graduated on Monday...and guess what? I'm not really feeling very beyond anything. That shouldn't reflect poorly on the instructors, both Cate and Nell were fabulous rather it is a testament to the fact that I'm not very dexterous nor am I nearly as smart as I think I am.
Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I waited too long in between the second and third class. They are scheduled to take place a week apart. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the final class and wasn't able to make it up until Monday, about a month later. It suffices to say I forgot the difference between yarn overs and slip slip knits and K2's and you name it, I forgot it. PLUS...I had no clue we would have to transition to 5 needles. FIVE. I took that picture and five needles just doesn't look right. Don't even ask about lace patterns and cables. Yes....it was included in our instruction. No...I don't get it. I do get the yarn overs involved in the lace and the pulling forward of stitches for the cables. I just can't apply it.
The good news is I finished the hat. The bad news...it looks crazy. The end.
As for American Idol....I am the lone voice of dissension....well, not lone, but I cannot STAND Adam's screeching. I know, I know it's very rock and roll. Fact is I won't be buying either record so I suppose it doesn't matter. Does my use of the word "record" suggest I'm too old to know what I'm talking about? Probably.
Finally...will post again later with my dare challenge layout.