The reporter did a good job exploring the whole fiber arts scene, and there were interesting comparisons and similarities between our group and a group of older ladies who've been meeting in this area for 40 years (!). Even the Mr. thought it was well written, which is unusual.
Can you spot Max in this photo?
Also, I finished my first sock! It's a bit lonely, just waiting around for the other, so I'll have to get on that today.
Oh, as far as left hand slanting decreases go, not all are created equal. Knit two together through the back loop (K2tog tbl) makes a very different looking decrease, and doesn't match the right hand decreases well. Slip slip knit (ssk) looks much better (at least when I do it). So just a note, in case you're just about to try your first item with matched decreases.
Really, I don't know what everyone gets so scared about with socks. They're not that hard -- I got stuck twice, and was able to work things out first online, then with the help of a Real Live Person (at last week's Knit Night), but as soon as I realized what I was doing wrong, it totally made sense. The actual techniques used are pretty simple, and don't let the tiny, numerous needles and thin yarn scare you -- it feels great in the hands, and is quite fun to knit with them in the round.
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