The City of Gunnison has a Pioneer Museum. It is a large museum, with many old buildings moved into the site. There's a fascinating old school house that is designed to resemble a tugboat--it has a curved bay window in the library. It is amazing to see something like that built so long ago. There's also a train, complete with engine, cars, caboose and depot. It's a fun place. We hurried over to visit because they usually close on Labor Day. However, they're staying open until the end of September this year. Get on over there!
I can't believe this is all I have for you. My only excuse is that I'm about to be hit with houseguests again. It's killing me, knitting-wise. So why am I blogging? I decided to post this, in case I don't get time this week, what with the guests. I think I can knit some while the guests are here. One of them is a knitter! Whee, knitting buddy. I can't wait to see her.
I spent some time yesterday afternoon (after more cleaning, ugh) listening to the Cast-on podcast and finishing the bottom ribbing. Brenda interviewed Norah Gaughan, the designer of the Bubble Pullover. I loved listening to the interview while knitting one of her designs. I also loved that she discussed the way it is being knitted.
She said a lot of the under-30 knitters are trying to size it down, to change the fit. It is supposed to fit loosely, but the younger set wants it to fit tightly. You see, this is a major beef of mine. People have confused "fit" with "tight". Clothing can fit without hugging every curve and bump. After this summer's knitting, which included several summer tops designed to be close-fitting, I was really looking forward to knitting something loose. I made the size small, which gives me 6" of ease. I won't know if it is right until it is done. I've bound off the bottom ribbing, but I still have the sleeves and 10" of collar--that's over 9,000 stitches of ribbing for the collar.
I don't like to knit ribbing. I dislike it so much, yesterday, on the urging of one of the bloggers I read, I tried combined knitting. It went ok, and totally solved my tension problem in the ribbing. I thought I might pursue this. Then I remembered the problem with combined--you can't knit combined in the round! Continental, English, Combined, now I've learned them all. I just wish I was adept enough at all of them to switch among them without adversely affecting my project.
After more thought, I believe I have envisioned a solution to my ribbing woes--I'll get a knitting machine! :D