A nurse who knits…

November 12, 2007

I’m back…

Filed under: Knitting,Life in general — yarnnut @ 9:09 pm

My weekend in the Bay area was great. In case you don’t know where that is, it’s the San Francisco Bay Area. My friends tend to get a little pissy when someone doesn’t know where the “Bay” is. They also call San Francisco, SF or “the City”. Whatever… I personally don’t think of San Francisco as “the City”.

I got there on Friday night and had dinner with two of my best friends from Cal Poly where I got my first college degree. Ben and Michelle were my roomies for 4 years. I don’t get to see them more than once or twice a year usually but it’s sooo easy to talk to them when we get together. Don’t you just love friendships like that??? When you’re so comfortable with someone that distance and time doesn’t matter in how close you are. We went out to dinner at some restaurant in Santana Row and headed home for a night of catching up.

The next day, Michelle and I headed down to Carmel to visit another friend of mine who was having a “girl’s day”. We met up at Katy’s Place. The breakfast food was extremely tasty. I had the turkey and avocado eggs Benedict. Yummy. Then we walked the brunch off shopping in downtown Carmel. My friends felt like going engagement ring shopping and we stopped in Tiffany’s for a looksie. I think I picked out my wedding band. It will probably look something like this

After that we went wine tasting for about an hour and headed back to my friend’s house to say hi to her two year old son and hubby. My goodness… I remember when she was pregnant. That was the last time I had seen her. I need to do a better job keeping in contact w/ my friends. Here’s some pics of us at the end of the wine tasting. Don’t we looked dazed???

Of course, I knitted on the plane. I took along some Trekking XXL and knitted up my classic ribbed 3×1 sock. I’m almost done with the first one. Of course, they are for me. I haven’t yet ventured into knitting socks for others yet. I’m afraid that people might not appreciate how much work goes into knitting a sock. Everyone is impressed with knits like scarves, sweaters, and of course shawls. But socks? I get the question “why are you knitting socks?” all the time.

Case in point, I was knitting the sock on my trip up when the flight attendant came by to see if I wanted anything to drink. I said a glass of water. “My goodness!”, she says. “Aren’t you a bit young to knit?” “No” I reply. “Lots of people of all ages knit.” “Well”, she says. “What are you knitting then?” I told her that I was knitting a sock and she preceded to educate me that I could get 6 socks for $6 at Walmart and that basically I was wasting my time. I know a lot of knitters get comments like that but it was the first time I got that. I decided that I would just thank her for the water and just stop talking. And in case you were wondering what my “Waste of time” socks look like, here’s a pic.

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5 Comments »

  1. It looks like a really fun trip! Wow luckily I’ve never had anyone say that to me about knitting, but I hear lots of knitters have. I can’t believe people think it’s ok to say stuff like that. The socks looks great!

    Comment by Bobbi — November 13, 2007 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  2. The sock looks great. Second only to the ring in the pic for sure. lol. I get comments like that on sweaters, even. I explain that it’s a hobby not just about the end product.

    Comment by Susan — November 13, 2007 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

  3. I get that all the time – and you know what – I bet if I compared socks side to side with that walmart sock – my sock would kick that socks ass.

    Comment by dropstitchknitter — November 13, 2007 @ 11:46 pm | Reply

  4. Glad you had a fun trip. My guess is that the flight attendant will never know the joys of wearing handknit socks! She’s the one who loses out.

    Comment by Cindy — November 16, 2007 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  5. Yeah, you can always buy quality hand-knit socks at any big box retailer.

    Riiiiiight…..

    The socks are beautiful, btw!

    Comment by Dawn — December 27, 2007 @ 2:45 am | Reply


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