Last night, the majority of U.S. voters chose Barack Obama to be their new president, and my friend Mel became a knitter. I'm pretty chuffed about both.
At 7:55 last night, I got in my car for the short drive to Mel's house. When I left, it was fairly clear that Obama was going to win, but the election hadn't been called. When I walked into Mel's place, about six minutes later...it was all over.
As we waited for the speeches, I showed Mel how to cast on and how to purl. She already knew the knit stitch, and earlier in the day --after she treated me to a really yummy lunch -- we bought her a set of bamboo circulars and some yarn (some Cotton-Ease to start, plus two skeins of Mmmmalabrigo Worsted for future projects).
Check out what Melly got done amid all the excitement of the night:
Let's get another shot of the beginning of Mel's first scarf, shall we?
Good job, Melly!
As for Piggy...I finished those last seven inches of the needle roll.
Now, just one step before this hits the washer for some felting: