I am posting this from the Hilton in downtown Atlanta, where we’re staying for a few days while attending DragonCon – one of the largest Science Fiction / Fantasy conventions in the country. This is my fifth or sixth time coming, and alas, so far I am the only person I have seen anywhere, knitting. Surely all those Klingons, Stormtroopers and elves have to make socks at *some* point, right? There’s not a yarn shop in sight, but we’re still having a blast and somehow, waiting to see cast members from some of my favorite shows (Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Firefly, Dead Like Me, etc.) makes working on pink ribbon sock #12 a little more bearable (heh).
I finished the Mobius cowl on the plane to Atlanta (much to the delight of several people around me, since they had been watching me work on it while waiting for the plane in Denver and finally asked what the heck I was making). It’s an odd technique to work with (it’s the mobius pattern from a recent DIY Knitty Gritty episode, which I actually have never seen, but someone else made one and posted a picture and I decided to give it a try), but it was fun. I had to do a little pattern modification because I ran out of yarn with out about 30 stitches left to bind off (!!), but it turned out lovely, and I hope my One Skein secret pal likes it too.
My dad continues to improve day by day, and a huge thank you to all of you who emailed me or commented or just kept him silently in your thoughts. I am calling him every day that we are here, just to check in and see how he’s doing. We had this trip planned months ago and I felt really weird about leaving but my parents both had a small fit when I suggested that I could stay home instead, so…here I am, surrounded by 30,000+ fellow sci fi / fantasy / anime / comic fans, doing my best to show that even nerds can have fun with sticks and yarn.