In which Annie procrastinates just a little, but also wants to see if the powers that be actually pick one of our ideas for the conference
Thanks, everyone, for submitting so many great ideas for the Rust Conference Naming Contest. I received quite a few entries (once I weeded out all the spam comments!), and will pick and notify the winner by Friday of this week (the 19th). I’m hoping that the folks who are running the conference will actually pick one of our ideas and make us winners for real. If they don’t choose one of our ideas, I’ll pick a winner randomly (to keep things fair).
And now, some pics (since i’ve been *very* remiss lately):
Here’s Hannah as we got ready for Halloween (she was “Mulan Princess”).
And here’s Luke (aka The Paperweight) striking a pose during gymnastics with the rest of his “team.”
And now for some Actual Knitting Content…sort of. We have a group here in Louisville called the SBSTT Gathering (Stitch, Bitch, Show, Tell and Teach) that meets on odd-numbered Tuesdays at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore cafe. Why odd Tuesdays? Why not? For some reason, meeting on the odd Tuesdays really seems to work for us–and believe it or not, it’s easy to remember. If it’s a Tuesday and the date is an odd number, we’re there at the bookstore for three or four hours. The bookstore, of course, has no idea what to do with us…we bring wheels, spindles, knitting, crocheting, children, husbands, mothers…we drink coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate), we buy new knitting books and magazines…we show passersby how to knit or spin. It’s a win-win for everyone as far as I’m concerned. And we love it when people come over and ask questions. If we didn’t want to be bothered, we wouldn’t meet in such a public, non-fiber place.
So here’s a picture of my near-neighbor, Viki, working on the Curly FF Scarf:
And here are Viki and Anita (The Fiber Artist), collaborating on how to save the world (or at least, the last bite of cheesecake):
And last, but not least, here is Teresa, who doesn’t belong to any knit or spin lists, doesn’t blog, but is absolutely the Queen of the Knitting Beginners–she learned at our Tuesday gatherings last year, and has taken to it like a duck to water: