In case you’ve been wondering how the knitting is coming along: I studied Debbie’s book and I learned to cast on, I think. I can cast on dozens of stitches along the needle and it looks pretty fricking cool, let me tell you. It gives me great pleasure to cast on a neat long row and then leave the needles and the ball of yarn there on my kitchen table so that you’ll come over and think that I am a knitter for real. I also believe that I can do at least part of the first row of knit stitches using the English method. This allows me to have an even more convincing knitting tableau to casually leave out impress visitors. “Stitches on both needles,” you’ll think. “Wow.” However by the time I finish a row some of the stitches have gone retarded, and when I get to the second row all hell breaks loose, and it gets so that I’m just poking at this gnarled, flailing yarn appendage thing. I mention this because on Sunday I will be meeting with people who might be able to help me with this shit.
On Saturday I’ll be at this thing and you should go, too. There’s going to be another blogger reading event in April at Ann Sather’s and I’ve tentatively agreed to read at that one, since I was too chicken to do it this time. Therefore tomorrow I am going to hoot and holler for the people I know as well as people whose sites I love. I may also buy a robot before the show, because lately I’ve been thinking there just aren’t enough robots around for it to be 2004.