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WWKIP Day and Slow Service

In Christmas Tree Skirt, Fun on June 19, 2008 at 11:49 am

There is nothing wrong with my computer. The problem lies with my Internet provider, Comcast. We have a high-speed cable connection though you wouldn’t know it these past few days. On Monday and Tuesday, I was certain I had a dial-up connection. Yesterday, I couldn’t connect to the Internet at all. Today, it is still splotchy, but greatly improved. I can only load one site at a time, but something is better than nothing.

Though it was frustrating to be barred from the internet, it did allow me to complete a task I have been procrastinating about. I completely rebuilt the charts in my Christmas Tree Skirt pattern so that they are easier to “read”, adhere to industry standards, and look more professional. My eyes were starting to cross towards the end, but I am pleased with the way they turned out. Here’s a small and abbreviated snapshot of the chart for the white tie.

Because of my Internet service troubles, I was not able to share with you pictures of what I did on WWKIP (Worldwide Knit in Public) day. So, I’m late coming to the Show off your WWKIP Pictures party.

Knitting at Spinnerstown Hotel & Restaurant, Spinnerstown, Pennsylvania:

A closer shot of the good beer: Scotch Silly.

Dan would like to make a notation. He asserts that I cheated. He states that I only started knitting at the table so that he could take a picture of me. Once the pictures were taken, I promptly tucked the i-cord back into my purse so I could concentrate on the good beer and good conversation.

I defend myself by pointing out that I put enough foresight into the occasion so that I was properly prepared with both a knitting project and a camera. Besides, it will have to do. I was not about to drive a hour to the nearest WWKIP event in Philadelphia. Gas prices are high here too and Philadelphia is too far away to bike to.

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  1. You look extremely happy!!! That’s what counts, right? Good to see a photo of you having some fun.

  2. How apropo, Spinnerstown. I learned of WWKIP day much to late or i would have been at it in a flash :(

  3. Being prepared is good enough for me. Sometimes you have to focus on not spilling the drinks

  4. That’s not cheating, you were knitting in public, then drinking in public. So dangerous to do both at the same time, you were actually looking out for his safety.
    Vicki

  5. So nice to come and catch up with all the knitting fun going on over here. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog – it made me realise that your blog had dropped off my feed reader. Am off to add it back on now!

  6. I sympathize with the Internet woes, woe is me most of the time with our crappy service, I keep missing my cable high speed, because it was more reliable then this satellite one, but I see with your troubles that it’s not always what I remember it to be, just better then what I have, we pay a lot for intermittent service, I’d still take cable back over this, it’s cheaper too.

    ANY way, great pics of the public knitting. loved seeing you having so much fun!

  7. Oops, sorry, didn’t mean to make that an anonymous comment!

  8. When I grow up, I want to be able to knit from a chart like the one you showed. Any suggestions on how to learn? My local yarn shop just has classes for beginners, and I would love to learn how to knit intarsia. Suggestions? By the way, I LUV beer!

  9. It looks as if you had a great time even if you didn’t knit a whole lot in public that day. It still counts! I will have to look for that beer. Sounds interesting. I like the glasses they served it with at the pub.

  10. I hope you get your internet sorted out. I know that can be very frustrating.

  11. You were knitting in public. That counts. You also look very happy doing it and that gives double points!

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