Sunday, January 28, 2007

Knitting- gasp!

Working on just one more row's Crystal Cove pullover. I had to change the gauge into something i already had, so I used Merino Stripes.
It is a little nerve racking. One, I have such wonderful self esteem that I am always surprised at how big a sweater has to be to cover my vast tracts of land. Two, this stuff is hard to rip out. It likes to be knit loosely, and so I have no confidence that the sweater might just not stretch right down to the floor. Knit tightly, the yarn resembles a brillo pad. Knit loosely, it has a soft, airy feel.

The giant log cabin blanket is beginning to approach it's final size. Picture soon.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


I seem to be hat impaired. The last three I have knit that were meant to fit someone ( as opposed to those hats that were for charity, or newborn gifts, or were really swatch caps) have been wildly inaccurate. Finally I knit a sideways garter stitch hat, similar to the harlot's scarf rescue hat, but with short rows, and it fit me. Still have a am to rip out. Make that the last five hats, as their are two tams that have each been ripped out twice. The other hat I gave up, and sent to afghans for Afghans.

SO I guess all the mojo is in the sideways knit, and as I just finished a baby sweater made that way, and have cast on and knit the front of a sweater for me me me in that direction, I guess I have to go with the mojo.

On work, there is nothing to report. I am perpetually looking for a new, or additional job and thing I have found one in the recovery room. I plan to drop by on Monday and chat with the head nurse and she how the work is there. Head nurse herself has warned me that it is not for the paranoid or insecure, so I have to see if that means that it is a busy place with a lot to do and not much hand holding, or alternately, if it is an insane environment where your coworker will not help code a patient that is not in her assignment. More will be revealed.

Monday, January 08, 2007

ok, then

Did a bunch of finishing knitting for afghans for Afghans. Mostly hats, but a lopi sweater, too. Knit a scarf for the Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project. They send a Valentine's care package to former foster children who are in college. Keep knitting for charity, but I still feel like a loser. Could it be the famed Spring Depressive Episode is going to be early this year?

Made a sweater, which I like. Asked the dh if it was flattering, and he said that there is no woman so lovely that here looks are enhanced by wearing a cardigan sweater. Hmmmm. At least, and this was a goal, it is the correct size and has a norman amount of ease. My MO is usually to knit vast tracts of wool, and then wonder why it looks like a bathrobe. Actually, I have a garter stitch coat that would be a lovely bathrobe, if I added about six inches to the length. Might be a possibility. Wanted to add a photo of the Einstein Sweater, but all the photos had proud creators in them, and I don't want to mock anyone. (Anyone but me, that is.)

Oh, and did I mention my dog died? Well, I had her put down. Noodle, the Standard Poodle is gone. She was a good girl, a second hand pet . We are down to a sane number of dogs, now ( two), but that is a cold comfort.