Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I Knit at Macworld

I got back last Friday night after spending a week in San Francisco going to Macworld. I am not really that tech-y, but I pretend to be for my job. Actually, I thought I was pretty technologically advanced until I went to Macworld. I had imagined myself sitting at my seminars knitting and absorbing knowledge. I did knit while Steve Jobs introduced the latest Mac innovations, but the rest of the time I was mainly overwhelmed. I really had to concentrate on what the presenters were saying to follow them.

I stayed at a quaint hotel called The Mosser, which was just a block from the Moscone Center where Macworld was held. My hotel room was smaller than one of my kids' bedrooms. It reminded me of European hotels, which was fine with me.Two friends from work, whose company I really enjoyed, were in the same building as I was. We made it our mission to find unique restaurants every night. The last night we walked from the financial district to Fisherman's Wharf, which took us an hour or so up and down some pretty impressive hills. We walked up Nob Hill and through the non-tourist-y part of Chinatown down to North Beach. It was great! Here's my list of restaurant visits: John Foley's Irish House , Scala's Bistro, Buca di Peppo, E and O Trading Company Southeast Asian Grill, and Alioto's Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf. That's not counting ten visits to Starbucks and a couple of good kiosk lunches. Let's just say that I needed to lose weight before I left, and now I need to even more. I also need to mention that this was the first time I've been away from my family for so long...They've left me, but I've never left them. I think they were happy to have me home. The kids said that they had a lot of "tan" food, ie. chicken, corn, mashed potatoes, breaded fish...You get the picture.

I knit an entire sock on the trip up to San Francisco, and unravelled it soon afterward. I have no knitting to show for my week, even though I did knit every night before I went to bed. I knit these little mini sweaters after I got home. I have this plan to knit different Christmas decorations each month. This month is the mini-sweater month. I used the pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, only her pattern calls for knitting front and back pieces. I knit in the round until I got to the yoke. I like to avoid seaming whenever possible. Everwhelming Liz has a tiny sweater pattern on her blog that I've been intending to try. Her pattern is next on my list.


monica said...

Those little sweaters are cute I knit some of those a while back for my DD2 barbies. I knit mine top down, no seams at all. I wish I had written down the pattern when I made them.

Julie said...

What a fun trip! And all those restaurants...yum, yum. Honestly if you walked for an hour just to get to Fisherman's Wharf I'm sure you burned off at least half of those Starbucks trips.

P.S. I'll be available all week for help with enabling. Just let me know.

TheBlackSheep said...

First of all, congrats on winning Mari's Contest! Go you!

What a great trip! I'm glad someone else I "know" got to go if I couldn't. Macworld must have been cool and SF always is. As far as putting on weight in concerned, it's like my uncle said after Christmas - it sure was fun putting it on!

Wool Winder said...

My son has always dreamed of attending Macworld and hearing the keynote address in person.

Cute mini-sweaters!

Tracy said...

Such fun! Congrats on your win! Those teeny, tiny sweaters kill me. Not sure I could do those...Happy Days ((HUGS))

marit said...

Those sweaters are really cute!
I almost envy you the trip to SF- it's a great city!

mari said...

Such cute little sweaters!

I want to make some for gift toppers next Christmas.

( Don't forget to email me your address so I can send you your yarn. )

Rani said...


The trip sounds fab! Walking around with friends in a fun city is just about my favorite thing to do.

. . . a whole sock!?

I love the sweaters. That is a fantastic idea. . . knitting ornaments a month. I may have to copy you or at least put that idea out there on my blog, too (I'll link your blog).

a whole sock. . .

Hege said...

Love those little sweaters!
have a great weekend!

Hege said...

Me again ;)
Just want to let you know that I have given you the You make my day award :)