Thursday, November 17, 2005

onwards to diocesan convention

Our diocesan convention this weekend, and as every clergy knitter knows, the big question is:

What knitting projects will you be taking?

(Which is of slightly more importance than, what are you wearing?)


At 8:17 AM, Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

One nice thing about wearing clericals is that it reduces the annoying distraction of the wardrobe question, thereby allowing more time for proper contemplation of the sewing/knitting project selection for the day.

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Kathryn said...

No...that doesn't work here, because you have to go through the huge debate about whether this is the sort of conference where they want you to wear clericals (usually day trips, where they like the idea that you have already conducted a couple of funerals and a baptism before arriving at the venue) or the sort where it would be unbelievably stuffy and hidebound to do anything of the sort, and only the cassock wearing minority would dream of it. That's the sort of challenge that takes up hours...just as well I don't knit (though you are gradually making me wonder about recovering the art):-)

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Cathy said...

I will go to convention this year as a delegate, but don't have to worry about clericals since I am a layperson. But I will take something EASY like dish cloths or a sock or something with plenty of repetition and is "mindless".
And I think I might take something that will be a conversation starter :)

At 7:17 PM, Blogger Songbird said...

::trys to imagine the day when a sock would be mindless knitting...can't imagine it::
I took dishcloths to the Conference Annual Meeting; last year I took a Prayer Shawl, but that only works if you're starting a new one. As they near completion, they are too awkwardly large.
My current project is a knitted stole for Advent out of a beautiful bulky wool spun here in Maine. The colorway is "Thistle." I'm thinking of a cottage industry of knitted stoles, if this ministry thing doesn't work out. :-)

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

As a convention host/organizer this year (I'm. So. Tired. LOL!), I brought my favorite mindless knitting: sock cuffs. A/k/a to-go coffee cup sleeves to donate for our bazaar to sell. They're quick and easy. I do a 2x2 rib for an inch at the top and bottom, and do something fun in the middle (pattern, color, or fun yarn).

Okay, I'll admit, they're slightly less easy when you get fancy and start making two-color slip stitch patterns. And that part's definitely not the thing to do when you finally have a few minutes to prop up your throbbing tootsies in the registration office during the mid-afternoon session, but oh well. I'll fix it tomorrow? and get back to easy peasy ribbing, casting off, and starting another one...

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Ooh, a knitted stole! I've sewn several, but i've not seen one knitted. I imagine it would be lovely. Will you post a picture, perhaps?

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Finally piping up after convention:

Sock cuff knitting is extremely mindless, and diocesan convention is a great way to get those inches knitted! (I would not have attempted heel issues in such a venue).

I agree, Songbird, please post the final product on the stole!


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