I only have time for a brief brief entry ... I've been busy without much time for knitting, but I want to take a minute to share the results of my most recent KIP's: "Scrubbing Bubbles". The original "Bubbles" was created by Susan Mrenna at http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/2008/03/bubbles.html; a great little pattern that just cries out for individualization. Substituting nylon yarn meant for plastic canvas embroidery, I have been knitting fish as fast as I can cast on.
These little guys are wonderful for KIP (knitting in public): the fascinated onlookers can actually see the fish take shape as I work; the project doesn't require undivided attention so I can actually carry on a conversation AND knit; every now and then someone will say, "I used to knit, I'll bet I could do a project like that" ... if I've re-captured any former knitters with the fishes, they have served their purpose.