I had a sock crisis this week that I am still trying to resolve. It involved my being daring enough to try something new for the legs, and then paying heavily for my temerity. So much for my plan to knit one pair of socks each month of this year. Do you realize how discouraging it is that it is only January, and I am already falling behind?
|This will be me, only w/out the elaborate headdress.|
Oooh, but look, there's one in Chicago this August! Take a gander at the classes offered - Mobius Mysteries Untangled, Seams Made Simple, Sweater "Boot Camp" - who could resist? Looks like I will have to, though, as this particular extravaganza would set me back $400 plus hotel and travel. I don't understand how knitters, who tend to spend all their spare cash on every enticing skein of merino that comes along, manage to afford these retreats. Oh, yes, they have jobs and all that...and I guess they don't waste all their money on evicting bats from their houses...but still, upwards of $700 for 3 days of knitting?
Hmmm, I wonder if the kids really need to eat this summer...