Countdown to Knitting in the City

Knitting in the City is tonight and I am really excited! Yesterday was orientation and I met the other volunteer knitters at Wenlan's studio. It was great to meet Ivete of knotology, my first real life encounter with another knitblogger. It was also great to pick out our free outfit to wear tonight!

I loved all the clothing, but all my favorite pieces weren't my size! Ivete scored an amazing cropped jacket and blouse combo in what seemed like seconds, but I scoured the racks for what seemed like forever. There was a beautiful flowing dress in watercolor shades of purple, but even though it fit me perfectly, it just wasn't my style. I ultimately decided to just grab my favorite thing and forgive it for being a couple of sizes too big. I'm not about to complain about free clothes. Here's my selection:

And how I'm going to make it work for tonight:

After tonight, I'm going to take her to a tailor. I don't trust my sewing skills with expensive clothing.

And here's what I'm going to accessorize her with:

I found this on Ivete's etsy shop after we met, and fell in love with it and bought it! Seems like the appropriate thing to wear.

One more essential item for the evening is my new moo cards. I had to upgrade my flickr account to pro after I exceeded my photo limit. After going pro, you get 10 free moo cards, and these came just in time.

I'm really happy with how they turned out, and I'm tempted to order a pack of 100. I'll see how they go over tonight first.

Thanks to all the encouragement and tips on teaching knitting! Luckily, I was given a very explicit instructional handout, so if I get nervous, I can just find the appropriate page and point.

While it may seem like my knitting is revolving around Twinkle, I am still working on my Phildar vest. All those fancy stitches are taking forever, and I think I have about a week more to go.

Signing off for now, wish me luck!


lekkercraft said...

:( they changed my orientation time to the afternoon and i ended up just being there by myself and feeling awkward. i could have used some shopping buddies! grumble.

anyways... tonight will be interesting - see you then!

jen said...

sounds like fun!!! and your cards look great.

it was raining in SF but i wouldn't know first hand b/c i've moved!! carazy, it happened kinda quickly once we made the decision. i'm in SoCal now. so different! anyway, i hope u r enjoying nyc. :)

loopylulu said...

wow! they give you free clothes for voluteering? I so wish I were living in NYC again. Have fun!

luxeloops said...

haha. aww, you'll do great! wish i could be there! <3 your twinkle freebee.

tonpetiteoiseau said...

Wow, I hope you had a great time! Thanks for the cabled bangle link, it is stunning!

Ninabeena said...

I love that bracelet. I see your event has come and gone but I'm sure you did fantastic.

janice said...

your cards look great! i saw the black + white version of that dress online but they didn't have my size. :<