Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Last One Skeining is really First One Doing Everything Else
This is my friend Last One Skeining. We met through our knitting group 2.5 years ago.
The photo above features us shopping at our LYS, Patricia's Yarns. I believe that bag was expensive.
LOS has her fingers on the pulse of the knitting community and is, perhaps, the coolest knitter I know.
Example the first:
I am all "Hey, I really wanted that pattern booklet about knitting robots that came out 2 years ago."
LOS: "Oh, I totally have that!"
I still don't understand how LOS managed to get it since practically the day the designer was published on Knitty I got on her wait list and then she never published again.
Example the second:
She has been on Ravelry since May 31, 2007, mere days after the launch of the site and 2 months to the day prior to when I got on. I joined the wait list once she joined and testified at the coolness.
Example the third:
She is knitting her way to a knitting masters degree. Okay, not quite, but she is doing the Knitter's Guild Master Knitter Level One which I think is perhaps the coolest knitting thing ever. Okay, maybe that is because I am one of those people who loves learning/craves advanced degrees and the combination with knitting is just a geek knitter's paradise.
I have also decided to adopt her accomplishment as my own. For example, I am already practicing the phrase "Well, my friend is a Knitting Guild Master Knitter Level One and so..." to gain knitting cred. Dude. It will work.
Example the fourth:
Tonight at Knitting I say: "I was stalking around Ravelry last night looking for a men's sweater pattern for Dan and I found Brenda Dayne had knit a really amazing sweater for her son called and Urban Aran sweater..."
LOS: "I totally have that pattern booklet."
Now, COME ON. How is it that everything cool in the knitting world, LOS knows about already and has beat virtually everyone to it? I am thinking that she's keeping a hidden source from me. Like an editor at Vogue Knitting she lunches with or something. Seriously, who knew about Ravelry in May?
Regardless of her secrets, she is totally MY pipeline into the newest and geekiest stuff in the knitting world and I am grateful for it. I believe tonight she was telling me about a knitting podcast about a woman with seven kids. I also cannot wait until she reveals to the world her secret intarsia project. Stay tuned.