Monday, December 17, 2007

Still Working On It

Monday at Wool Windings has become the day to show the progress of whatever sock happens to be on the needles.

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I bet you're getting tired of seeing this one. I've been working on it off and on since November 1st. I brought it with me on our drive to South Texas this weekend and was able to knit a few rounds in the car.

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As you know, this sock is for John. It is the second one of the pair. Here I am showing it off on the pier at Baffin Bay. Maybe I should have saved this yarn for me since it goes so well with what I'm wearing.

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I brought the sock with me as we walked through the campus of Texas A&M Kingsville. John and I both went to school here (it's where we met) when it was Texas A&I University. A few years after we graduated, A&M bought the university and changed the name. None of the alumni were very happy with that, but at least the school colors are still blue & gold and the mascot is still the javelina.

Here's what a javelina looks like with a sock in his mouth. Go Hoggies!

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But we weren't there just to take pictures of knitting. We were there to celebrate with John's nephew.

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Congratulations, college grad!

Question: I did not knit at the graduation ceremony, though I considered it. How many of you have knit at an event like this?

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a nice trip. You and John and the sock look wonderful. I probably wouldn't have knit at the gradation, either.

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  2. Even though I might be bored at certain periods of the ceremony, I don' think that I would bring my knitting. Nice sock though!

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  3. Yeah - you're in one of the pictures. I must confess that I show restraint only when I'm at big events where I think that I probably shouldn't knit. Otherwise I knit all the time in every clime and place. Looks like a great time. Congrats to the grad.

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  4. Great pic of you and your husband with the grad!

    I don't think I'd knit at something like that, although I might be tempted. Even though we knitters know you can knit and still pay attention to other things, I think to other people it would look akin to sitting there reading a book.

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  5. My Aunt's mother (aunt by marriage) was a total knitaholic. I think it was a madness for her. She was knitting during my Wedding ceremony. We all had a good laugh when we watched the video ;o)

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  6. SockPixie8:10 PM

    Congratulations to your nephew! And I am sure the sock will understand and forgive the temporary neglect during the ceremony!

    Caroline, the SockPixie

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  7. Congratulations to John's nephew!!! Although I get tempted at times to pull out my knitting at events like this, I think my husband would wring my neck if I did...LOL

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  8. I just went to my cousin's high school choir concert--we were there 45 minutes early to get prime seats. I knit during the wait and was sorely tempted to knit during, but I restrained myself. :)

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  9. I'd have wanted to knit out of pure bordom but I wouldn't have.

    Congrats to John.What an exciting time in his life.

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  10. Love the color of your sock! I would be thinking of knitting while at the graduation. I would have to control myself and snap out of knitting dreamland. All bets are off as soon as we get to the car!!! LOL Congradulations to the graduate!

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~Tracy