Saturday, November 27, 2004

Thanksgiving break rocks!

Because there's little else to do but loaf around the house and knit and stitch. I'm not going near the malls this weekend--no no no. So here's what's gotten done since I started my little break on Wednesday:

Finished: The Rockabilly scarf is done and its ends worked away. I think it turned out nicely. If I had to do it all over, I think I'd have done it on smaller needles so the parts between the dropped stitches weren't quite so loose, but it works as it is--very loose and airy. But still warm--I noticed that when I was modelling it.

(Just about) Finished: Skully: The knitting is 100% done. All ends are woven in. All I need to do is block it a bit and seam it up. When I pull it over my head, it seems to fit just like I wanted it to. It's a big, black monster of a thing, but that was the idea all along.

On the Needles:

Party-Time Apron: No change. I really have to pick this up again one of these days.

Devan: First sleeve complete! One more sleeve and a really boring back to go.

Sock: No change.

Pamela purse: I couldn't resist casting on something else once I finished the Skully knitting. I can't find photo of the pattern for it on line, but I'm making it out of one skein of Colinette Giotto, Zebra colorway--so a cool black and white ribbon. Its straps are also the way it closes. Must find photo somewheres . . . In any case, it's going fast and won't take me long to finish.

Lite Brite: Currently swatching for this spring Knitty pattern, but instead of black/Kureyon, mine's going to be lime green/Kureyon 95. It's going to cause blindness, I just know it.

In the Hoop:
Merry Cox Sailor's Huswif: I sewed on the final interior pocket, and sorted out the stitching that's left to do so it's a portable project again. Queen stitches, here I come.

and from out of retirement:
Joe and Sally Snow: Originally intended to be a shower or wedding gift for my brother and sister-in-law, they didn't quite get done on schedule. Maybe for Christmas this year.

Obligatory Cultural References
Reading: Finished The Salmon of Doubt, and moved on to the second volume in the complete Peanuts series. I'm not quite ready to go back to "serious" reading yet, dammit.
Listening to: Thunderball. If loving James Bond movies is wrong, I don't want to be right.


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