I haven't gotten around to the starting the socks yet because I've been working on a Sophie Bag. It's almost finished, but I'm running out of yarn. I just ordered more, and since this yarn (it's Swiss Chalet Froehlich) is variegated and this bag will eventually be felted, I'm hoping that the whole dye lot thing won't be a big deal. The other bag in the picture is a Vera Bradley that I got as a gift and I wasn't sure what to do with it until I started knitting and I've found that it makes a great knitting bag. It's big enough for a couple of projects and it has lots of pockets on the inside for all of my knitting accessories. It's nice and soft and so far the plastic zipper hasn't come close to snagging any of my yarn. The bags come in all different shapes and sizes and colors and they come out with new patterns a couple times a year.
Last night Bob and I went to a Rockies game with some of our co-workers. When the game got boring (that was pretty much right away), I got out my knitting and started working on a scarf to go with a hat I knit earlier this summer. After a couple of great big ballpark Coors Lights, I find that it's dangerous for me to try to work on anything more complicated than a basic rectangle. Here I am knitting at the Rockies game. I'm getting more bold about knitting in public. At first I felt really weird about it. Earlier this summer I was knitting in LAX on a layover and ladies kept coming up to me to talk about my knitting. That was all fine and good until this one woman who barely spoke any English took the hat I was working on out of my hands and worked on it herself for awhile. I wasn't so into that. I finally managed to get my knitting back from her and then when we got on the plane, she tried to make me switch seats with her husband so that she could take over my knitting during the flight. I just pretended not to understand what she was talking about and that worked out pretty well. No one tried to take my knitting away from me at the Rockies game, but I'm pretty sure that my co-workers think that I am some kind of crazy knitter. Last week I brought knitting to a poker game. I didn't win.