So the boys put in a new dishwasher this weekend. Is it wrong that I’m supremely happy about a new dishwasher? It’s quiet and cleans dishes. Hooray! Anyway, I’ve also been working on a couple projects. I’ve finished the knitting on the Faux Cable Sweater for my friend, I just have to figure out how to put it together, which is not as straightforward as one might think.I also cast on the Girlfriend Shrug from Knit and Tonic. I’m not sure who the recipient is going to be. It sort of depends on how big it ends up. Heh. I’m using some Encore given to me by my friend Blogless Christie. I really like how it’s knitting up. Girly and yet not TOO girly. 🙂
Archive for September, 2007
Thanks for all the nice comments on my Tomato! I’m very excited about it. Wear it all the time. Heh. I meant to blog about this before, but this pattern was the most accurate pattern I’ve ever knitted. Even the number of stitches to pick up around the neck was what she said they were going to be. That never happens. I always worry when the model is wearing the size small and I have to make the XL if the math is going to work out. And in this case, it did! Hooray Tomato! I had toyed with doing the darts from Knitting Daily but happily the Purple Princess talked me out of it and I’m so glad! As I mentioned before, I used a million balls of Mission Falls cotton and had to size down the needles to get gauge. One good thing about knitting the Faux Cable Sweater is I finally get a break from size 6 needles. It seems like all my projects of late have been on 6’s.
I also finished my Mom’s birthday present and forgot to take a picture before I sent it out. I’m not saying what it was since she reads the blog, but she’s under orders to take a picture when it gets there. 🙂
And the winner of the Knit Picks Dancing is…..
The animals are so cute! Click the picture to check it out over at Amazon. I will admit all these toy recalls are making me think I should knit all the toy gifts this year. Heh. At least I know the sheep aren’t tainted with lead. Hopefully.
I just realized that my tiny little post the other day was my 100th post! Have I really posted that much? What a lame 100th post. So anyway, it seems appropriate that to celebrate 100 posts, I have a contest. Recently, I acquired (ok. Scrounged out of the orphan basket) 8 44 yard skeins of Silky Cashmere by Elsebeth Lavold. It’s lovely stuff but I’m at a loss as to what to do with it. I need suggestions! I need the vast knitting knowledge of patterns that many of you bloggers hold! I need to know how many people actually read my blog! Oh wait. Not really. Anyway, from those suggestions, I will randomly have my 2 year or 4 year old (depending on who’s most cooperative) pick out a winner. And what shall they receive Vanna? Two balls of Knitpicks Dancing sock yarn! (Hey. It could’ve been a bunch of Fun Fur. No really. I have heaps from a dollar sale at Big Lots when I first started knitting.)
(Seriously, if anybody wants that fun fur, let me know. Heh.)