I'm finally making progress on one of my KAL projects. I joined the Sunrise Circle KAL a while ago but just got started on the jacket this week. I had so many things that had to be made on a deadline plus unfinished stuff I wanted to finish, that I hadn't gotten around to it. Luckily there is no deadline on this one. This was my first provisional cast-on and my first hem. I really like the way the hem lays and I think I'll use a hem again.
I'm working on the raglan decreases right now. I'm hoping to work on it again tonight.
A bunch of women at work have been asking me to teach them to knit so tonight is the night. After work we are going downstairs to the bar and we are going to have knitting lessons. There are 6 of us. I'm hoping it goes well and everyone loves it. Yes, I am what the Yarn Harlot calls a "Missionary Knitter". I do keep a little extra in the bag so that if someone says, "I want to learn to knit" I can whip out some needles and teach them.
Last winter I taught my cousin's bible study group to knit. My cousin Laurel had knit as a child but hadn't since. There were a couple of people who just took to it right away. Laurel and her friend Diana have been knitting ever since and having a great time. In fact Laurel called me last Sunday saying that she was getting on a plane to Vegas and couldn't leave her knitting behind. What kind of needles can she take on a plane? I told her that I've only had needles confiscated once and they were 14" aluminum needles. I did convince the TSA agent to let me take the yarn off first. Other than that no problem. So Laurel and I had a quick conversation about how to make a hat and off she went to Vegas. If you are out there honey, tell me if the hat worked.
In non-knitting news, the hole is no more! I came home last night to a paved road. The cones and stuff are still there while the asphalt cures, but I'm hoping they'll be gone today. The fact I haven't managed to mow down the cones getting out of the driveway is amazing.