Saturday, January 28, 2006

Well, the previously mentioned sweater sleeve is now complete...apparently third time was the charm. The front cabled band is about 10 inches we're a bit closer. Now that I am not a factory slave I can spend more time knitting!!!!(oh yea, and reading and doing school work.)

I also ordered the yarn for my Penryn sweater in ammonite, which is whitish grey. I am quite excited, but a bit nervous as I have never felt this yarn...I hope it is soft and yummy...

AND... I bought a ball winder! It's horrifically geeky and dorky, but it will be so nice to not have balls of yarn bobbing all over the couch. It's the simple things that often make my happy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

avatar pic

yep-it's my new avatar...I'm tech-savvy!

Monday, January 16, 2006

And...There goes the sweater...

Well, this was a sleeve. It was 6 or 7 inches of a sleeve. Unfortunatly, I can't read and did one increase every 9 rows instead of two. Darn. Shit. This is the second frogging of this sleeve. Third time's the charm, right?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

And... The Sweater

And here is Eric's sweater...well, the bits of it. The pen on the lower piece is to demonstrate what 350 stitches on size 7 circulars looks like... the cable will attach on the top of the lower piece on the back and front. I won't say the two-tone cable looks easier than it is, but once you get the hang of it it's not bad. And the fact that it looks kick-ass helps to motivate!! I'll probabally start the sleeves today (also on circulars) so I have something to distract me from the cable band. Unfortunatly, I did not make the ribbed band at the waist big enough so it's rolling like a truck driver. I'll have to frog the cast on and knit up some more ribbing. Oh well.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Sittin and Knittin

Well, sitting at home enjoying the day, knitting eric's sweater band. It looks really good so far (all two inches of it). I'll post the progress so far once we get the computer network back up and running and I can upload the pic. We are having unfortunate computer issues so only the laptop is online. Soon enough...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

a little bit of post-holiday cheer...

So poor reindeer is as sick of carols as I am...thank god NPR finally switched back to their regular music. Though I could do without the operatic bayings of afternoon-nothing radio programming. So enjoy the non-holidays!