Archive for February, 2011

So, yeah

The book came yesterday. Tweed I mean. So I can finish Carrick. One month later than I planned, but still, I can finish it. And along with Tweed, I ordered the third book in Sally Melville’s wonderful series. I can’t wait to dig in to that.

In the meantime, I have finished the keyhole scarf and I am continuing to work on the Suzie Hoodie. And also, I am doing some reading. And eating saltines, almost an entire sleeve so far, because I am sick. Not with Mesothelioma or any other life threatening thing, just some nausea, which is most likely caused by the continual sound of my middle son hurling. At least I hope so, because I really do NOT have time to get sick. Sick means missing school and I don’t want to do that, because my profs like to test from lectures and not the texts.

Speaking of profs, my English prof has worn several cool knitted scarves to class. I’m beginning to wonder if she’s a knitter. How cool would that be?

Now, in an act that I am sure will shock you all, I am going to read. I actually have a wee amount of free time today, and I have already knitted. SO there!

Proof of the Clapotis

Hello friends. I’ve called you together, not to admire the mini chandeliers, but rather to prove to you that I really did finish the Clapotis I started last summer. The intended recipient has been notified of it’s completion and seemed pleased.

No, I am not going to show you the other stuff I have finished in the same post. A girl likes to spread things out. Also, I haven’t made my FO page for this year yet, and I need to do that before I post too much else, right? Right.

But there, I said I finished it and now you know it’s true.

OH! I almost forgot. It’s made from Caron Simply Soft Paints, in a colorway whose name I forget.

Well, Darnit!

I have officially given up looking for Tweed. It is not in the house and it is not in the shed, and I think I will just the money I had planned to use to buy gold coins and buy another copy. It’s galling to buy a second copy of a book I got for free, but it is more galling to have a sweater I love so close and yet so far from completion.

In other news, I did finish the pink and green Clapotis, which I think I mentioned, and also the mini-clap which I talked about the last time I posted. And yesterday, I finally cast on for the Suzie Hoodie. I am using Furlana for it. I think we could say that yarn is well-aged. It’s been in the stash since I received it as a baby gift when DaBaby was born. She will be five this month. It’s a slightly thinner yarn than the pattern calls for, but the hoodie would be too large in the stated gauge. I think by knitting the smallest size in the thinner yarn, I will end up with a garment that fits. This is the first time I have tried cables, and I like it. It’s an every other row instant thrill, LOL!

Since I don’t think I will finish Suzie this month, I am also going to have a smaller February project. I have some yarn here, a ball and a half of very soft wool in variegated grey that is even more well aged than the Furlana. I have been thinking for some time that it would make a great Seaman’s scarf for a friend of mine, and so I will be casting on for that sometime today as well.

Yes, I know there should be pictures here. Sorry. I’m having a hard time finding time for words lately, let alone snapshots.