08 June, 2010

Neat stuff!

So a little while ago Emily was looking for test knitters for her itty bitty birdies (fancy).  Now I have never test knit anything, but it sounds fun, so I told her I would do it.  I told her that I had never test knitted before, and that I had never knit with beads before, and that I had never knit with double pointed needles before, and so would probably convert the pattern to use two circular needles, but if all of that was all right with her, I'm in!  So she sent over the pattern, and a couple of days (four or five hours of knitting time) I had this:

Isn't he cute?  I had a great time making him, and he knit up quick.  It helped that the pattern made sense and all.

For my birthday yesterday, James took me to w00tstock.  It was awesome!  It went over by nearly two hours, so I didn't get to bed until almost 2am, but it was totally worth it.  Afterwards I got all the autographs I could, and Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage were kind enough to pose with my sock-in progress!  Adam Savage didn't seem to know what to do with it, but Wil Wheaton was totally into it.  Several of the autographers (including Paul and Storm and Wil Wheaton) said how cool it was.  Awesome event all around, and James' eyes didn't even pop out from rolling too far back in his head!
Wil Wheaton!
Paul and Storm!
Adam Savage!

1 comment:

Renna said...

Hi, Eli. I'm a fellow teammate on this year's DRT race. I thought I'd drop by your blog, and say "hey". :-)

I see you live in the Minneapolis subs. My daughter moved from there a couple of years ago, from Eagen, or something that sounds like that, my memory's not great. We visited her and her boyfriend there, and fell in love with Minnesota. So beautiful, so green, and so much water!

I look forward to 'racing' with you. :-)