You may all laugh heartily at my expense now, I don't mind. My problem is I can't read written instructions for knitting - I need someone to actually show me (as in, make my hands do what it is they're supposed to do), and then I'm fine. Fortunately, I know some people who are patient...
No, seriously, I can't read knitting patterns. If I could, do you think my sock would look like that? I did the entire thing by feel and guesswork, and staring at pictures of socks. Forget about gartering the heel - the turned heel almost killed me. Next time I'm making a tube sock.
Attack Laurel Plans for Pennsic:
I mentioned a while back that I was looking into trying to get use of one of the A&S tents at Pennsic - I want to have a get-together war week of Pennsic for all the fans, readers, and people who wish to throw rotten turnips at, the Attack Laurel Academy. It turns out the tents are no longer available for party use (even a party open to everyone), so I'm trying to make arrangements for another space.
I want a chance to meet some of my more geographically distant readers, and have some fun at the same time. If I can arrange this, we'll have snax, a meet and greet, a couple of door prizes, and a reading of a totally new Attack Laurel piece before it goes up on the web site. "Commencement: The Attack Laurel Academy Freshman Class of '08" - something like that, anyway.
I think it will be fun, and I'm determined to find a way to make it happen. Knowing my luck, I'll have about five people turn up (but we'll have lots of snax, and I'll still read to you all!).
So stay tuned - Commencement '08 will happen, even if all six of us have to take over the Battlefield Fort after hours (and toss out all the people having sneaky sex up there).
(Seriously, that place is cheaters' makeout central. If you ever want to have some fun, go up there and yell a random name in a really angry voice, and see who runs out in a panic.)
Do let me know if you're interested, so I can get an idea of the size space I need (though the six of us could probably fit in my tent if it rains).