Conferences Are For Learning

@media.ajax knitting

...even if it's not the kind of learning the conference organisers expected you to do.

I went to a web conference at the beginning of the week, and for reasons I'm not quite sure, when I was leaving the house, I grabbed two balls of yarn, not just one, with the intention of knitting a pair of wristwarmers.

So, there I was, listening to presentations about javascript, when I was overcome by the urge to learn to knit fair-isle, and before I could help myself, out came the moleskine, scribble went the pen on the squares, and (very quietly) click click click went the needles, working on creating a pair of not just plain wristwarmers, but fair-isle wristwarmers.

My tension was a little tight and my stranding a little uneven til I figured out how best to wrangle the two strands, but all in all, I don't think it was all that bad, for a first attempt.

...and for those of you who like that kind of thing, the money shot.

@media.ajax knitting - the money shot