Thursday, August 03, 2006

Well, it’s a START . . .

Hey, it hasn’t been a month or more since I last updated! Will wonders never cease. What have I been up to?

Huh. I actually haven’t finished anything. Go fig.

Requiring Finishing:
Baby Kimono: No change. I’ve been on the road so many weekends that I haven’t had the chance to go to Community Knitting. *sniff*

Silk Garden Cardigan: It was too hot. Then it got hotter. Still needing buttons.

On the Needles:
Party-Time Apron: No change.

Squid's Boundary Waters Sweater: No change. Too hot. Blurgh.

The next pair of socks: Thanks to an unplanned seven-hour stay at Chicago O’Hare, the second Trekking 100 sock got an entire foot, heel turning, and up to the cuff in one loooong day. I’ve put about an inch of ribbing on the cuff, but have been instead distracted by . . .

Schaeffer Anne Victorian Baby Sweater: Dang, this thing’s fun to knit. Both sleeves are complete, I’ve completed the lace part of the body, and am working up the back. Hand-dyed yarn was nearly my undoing for this one—the Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino is a very hand-painted handpaint—no two all that much alike, blahblahblah, and I thought I was in trouble when I swifted up the second skein that looked so darn close in the hank. The balls don’t look at all alike, but when knit up, they blend OK. *whew*.

Yet another pair of sox: These will be in the “Chevron” pattern from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks. Oh, how I love that book. Sock #1 is . . . . about 10 rows long. I just felt like casting on something new. So impetuous, I am. I’m knitting these in a cotton-wool-poly blend from OnLine. I can tell there’s cotton in the yarn, and I’m wondering if I’m really going to like it—it’s a lot stiffer than my usual super-floppy Trekking.

In the hoop:
*whistles innocently* I have, however, gotten all the bookkeeping done for my needlework guild. So there.

Obligatory Cultural References
Reading: Hot Damn! I finished Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Kinda precious, but worth the read. Next up: finish The Shelters of Stone.
Listening to: Stone Roses.


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