The subject line is a bit high-falutin’, really.
All I really wanted to say is that I did a bit of public knitting for the first time in a long time. I was at a Toronto legal clinic conference for a couple of days, and it was a cool bunch of people so I thought they wouldn’t be thrown off too much by the knitting.
Au contraire. In fact, I met a whole group of conference knitters (from one clinic in particular… in fact, I was asked why I didn’t work at their clinic!)
And, I made a lot of progress on my log cabin blankie project:
What I managed to do over the two days: finish the green, add the dark brown on the right side, and start the blue.
I managed also to make everyone jealous at the conference, because the meeting rooms were (very) cold but I was knitting and covering myself with a blanket while knitting. I assure you all that this wasn’t planned… but it did work out very well.
I also managed (inadvertently) to inspire some envy regarding my very cool Ecco boots (a gift from my mother, who works at Ecco Shoes in Kingston, Ontario).
I got to wear both boots at the conference today, which to be honest felt more like wearing slippers – that’s how comfortable they are:
Wish me luck with the log cabin: I’m not quite sure about the colour choices yet. I do hope that they meld a bit better. It has been suggested to me that the brown/orange combo was a tad too reminiscent of the A&W Root Beer Bear:
…which is quite funny as I can’t remember the last time I ate at A&W. To give you a tip, it was when they still had drive-in restaurants (and now I’m dating myself).
However, I’m hopeful that this blankie will still work out. And I managed a good chunk of it during this conference, for which I am grateful.
Happy Friday and a fabulous weekend to you all!
5 thoughts on “knitting for social justice, etc.”
Brown and Orange ALWAYS go together!!!
As for drive ins…we have loads of them here…It’s either because we are soo far behind, or we are so retro we’re cool. It’s hard to tell.
I think the orange will be a spark of light if you continue using dark colors. It will look like the end of a tunnel.
Love love love the log cabin. Whoever made the A & W comment is clearly jealous of your mad knitting skills.
The boots are really cool. I spend a lot of time on my feet these days, so I have to ask…can I have them?
I adore Ecco shoes. They are the most comfortable thing on the planet. I can’t wear mine to the office, but I wear them on the way there — then switch them out for the heels I keep in my desk. I just hate uncomfortable office shoes. Maybe I should also get a couple of “client serving asset” Ecco shoes!
Those are fun boots. That’s very cool about the other knitters at the conference.