Hey, I am a bit late on this thread...I was born and raised in Louisville and I loved it there, although I haven't lived there in about four years. A coupla random thoughts:
1. I'm pretty sure there's a stitch n bitch that meets at the Old Louisville Coffeehouse on Sundays, maybe? I haven't been, I just remember reading an article about them in the Courier Journal.
2. The most interesting and fun neighborhoods to live in, in my opinion, are the Highlands (Bardstown Rd) and Crescent Hill (Frankfort Ave). Also, sadly, a little on the expensive side. You'll be a lot closer to health food stores, and it'll be easier to walk and bike places. I love Louisville, but it's succumbed a little to suburban sprawl and I find that it's hard to deal there without having a car.
3. Don't know if you knit, but the Knit Nook is by far my favorite yarn store ever. The couple who own it are so nice and helpful, and they have the best selection. It's on Bardstown Rd, in the Highlands. Close to Highland Coffee, which is good and open late. Come to think of it, I think they might have a knitting group too.
4. Ear-X-Tacy is an awesome, huge indie record store. Also on Bardstown Rd, in the Highlands.
5. Downtown has really been looking up lately, it seems. Not so much from the 4th St Live stuff, but the waterfront improvements and lots of new condos and restaurants to draw people after 5 pm.
6. We used to have a good youth collective/punk rock house called the Bardstown Road Youth Cultural Center that I was involved with in high school, but it closed due to lack of funding. But that gives you an idea, I guess, that there are a good number of DIY activists around.
7. Oh, there's a store called Dot Fox (also on B-town Rd, in the Highlands...notice a pattern? hmmm) that sells clothing, jewelry and accesories made by local crafters and seamstresses.
8. The Derby - first Saturday in May! So fun.
9. The biggest college is the University of Loiusville. It's not really world-renowned or anything, but my sister goes there, and likes it. It's fairly big, but not huge.It's located close to Old Louisville. My high school English teacher got her PhD in the creative writing program there, and she's an awesome, published poet. And Sena Jeter Naslund (she wrote Ahab's Wife and Four Spirits) teaches there, I think in the creative writing program. Bellarmine, Jefferson Community College and Spaulding are the other colleges.
Okay, that's enough for now I guess. Sorry if I was babbling. : ) I love my hometown, and always try to get people to visit. If you do move to the Ville (hehe) and you have any questions about restaurants, stores, neighborhoods, just ask!
I'm actually moving away from Lexington in, uh, three days, but here are some things I've found to do in the last four years I've spent here, hope this helps some of y'all out.
- Everyone must go to Jonk. It is such an awesome vintage store, with clothes, records, furniture and household-y things. The guys that run it are super nice. Probably my favorite thing to do in Lexington. Aw. I will miss shopping there. (Third St near Transy and Atomic Cafe)
- Pop's Resale is kind of similar to Jonk but with a crap load of records. They also have good vintage clothes. (Leestown Rd.)
- The UK Arboretum is my second favorite thing to do. They have a lovely garden, and also jogging trails. Perfect place to study. Amazing rose garden in summer. (Alumni Dr near the football stadium).
- Gallery Hop downtown on certain Friday nights, 4 times a year maybe? I dunno, it'll always be in the newspaper.
- Sunrise Bakery, they bake really yummy breakfast pastries (Main St., kind of across from The Dame).
-Farmer's Market, of course. They just started a new one on Sundays on Southland Dr.
- CD Central for records, Squecial Media for books, magazines and random cool things. (both on Limestone, right by campus.)
- Kentucky Theater downtown for foriegn and indie movies. Decently cheap tickets, pretty old theater, the best concessions ever (Kizito cookies! Coke with real cherry syrup! Beer! So great).
- The Gorge has already been mentioned by a bunch of people, but just wanted to add that it's way close to Lexington, only a 45 min drive w/o traffic.
- As far as craftiness, the SNB has a Yahoo Groups site, and last year I think they did knitting lessons in the Student Center. At least I think that was the same group. Maybe they're doing that again this year?
So Lexington has been okay. You really have to search out new things to do, a lot of people seem to end up just going out to eat and drinking a lot. If you don't have a car (like me) it kind of blows, but if you can hitch rides with friends, it's alright. Anyway, welcome to Lex Vegas!
thanks for the help! sorry I haven't been able to respond sooner, but the power has been out at my house since a giant storm on Tuesday. I haven't gotten a chance to try out your suggestions yet, but they're making sense so I think that will solve my problem. thanks again!
I thought this pattern had been mentioned in the Weekend Knitting thread and I was just wondering if anyone has finished it...I'm on my third try, and for some reason I can't get it. The first round is fine and dandy, but when I get to the second round, something goes terribly, terribly wrong. : (
the pattern says; rnd 1: K1 *YO, s1, k1, YO, psso; rep from * to end rnd 2: K1, *drop YO from needle, K2; rep from * to end
so it would seem to me that the yarn overs would come after every two stitches, but when I look at what's actually on the needle, they don't. There seems to be a yarn over after four stitches. It makes total sense in my head, but not when I actually go to knit it. When you drop a yarn over from the needle, do you just drop the "extra" stitch that it makes, or both stitches? I tried both ways, and neither seemed to work. I have been extra careful with the first row to make sure I didn't make any mistakes, but it's still gone awry.