Thursday, August 2, 2007

Sockapalooza, samosas and shuffleboard

I'm almost finished with my Sockapalooza 4 socks. I'm making Poseiden socks with J. Knits in Newburyport. Have I mentioned how much I love J. Knits yet? I've knit two pairs with it and each one feels as comfortable as my favorite pair of jeans.

I'm much farther along than the photo below shows. All that's left is one more pattern repeat and the ribbing. I'm still having problems with my short row heels. I can make them mostly without holes now but for one rather large hole where heel meets ankle. I've tried every trick I've read about but still haven't been able to master it to my satisfaction. Oh, short row heels... you are my white whale!

This is a crappy photo. It has been raining for three days straight here. So, yay! for my lawn but boo! for outdoor photos.

Fortunately the weather was perfect at the St. Pete Shuffle last Friday. The Shuffleboard Club teamed up with SPIFFS (St. Petersburg International Folk Festival) and VICAS (Volunteers of Indian Culture & Art Society) and hosted India Night. About 250 people came out to shop for crafts, eat Indian food, watch traditional dance and yoga, and play shuffleboard while watching Bollywood movies. It was a perfect activity for a hot summer night in Florida.

A group of Florida crafters set up a craft show inside the clubhouse. Many of the crafters are members of the Florida Etsy Street Team.

There was a screen set up to watch Bollywood movies.

Our courts were full! We ran out of shuffleboard discs (which is saying something because it is the largest shuffleboard club in the world. For reals!).

My attempt at Georgia O'Keefe-esque photo of the roof of the club sans tripod.

1 comment:

Opal said...

Lovely socks! I really like the colour. I keep saying I'm not a pink person, but I'm going to have to rethink my position on that. :)