Thursday, August 31, 2006

my friend, close to tuesday morning

when I wrote her about how crazed I was that sheree had found knitting needles at tuesday morning and that my closest store didn't have them,
she became my
and picked herself off her couch on a hot sunday afternoon and went to her closest store to look for me!

this was my sneak peek, as neither of us made to LPK last night

Sunday, August 27, 2006

school sweater

the yarn from the previous post was gobbled up into a scarf in six days
when I started the project, I decided that if it turned out well, that I would submit it to
I showed it to my friends and they loved it and one wanted the pattern. I wrote the pattern in 10 minutes
then, I deliberated over the submission of the pattern to for 12 days
in the meantime, school has started, and I told all of my knitting friends that I would not start a new project because it would be too tempting to knit and not do school stuff
then I proceeded to start this sweater in knit picks alpaca silk:

done in this color from the bequeathed collection.

I've got black, white, and cinnamon of the the same yarn to figure out what to do with as well
I think part of the reason I started a new project is because I intuitively knew that my contract wasn't going to be extended and that I would soon have more time to knit.
and sure enough the contract was not extended. my last day is the 15th of September.
I have been eyeballing this pattern for awhile:

using this knit picks alpaca.

so dave said that I should buy more yarn while I was still working. so on Thursday I did. It was shipped on Friday.
Along with that purchase I bought a skein of yarn to add to the socks I'm going to make for Dave. The yarn that his sister bought for me for by birthday - wasn't enough for my sox:

and it definitely won't be enough for his.
when I asked him which he would like first - his sox or the golfclub cover for his new driver, I'm sure no surprise to you, he said golfclub cover.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

yarn arrived yesterday

and I went at it with much enthusiasm
I wound a bunch up and have joined two skein for a nice-looking fabric
dave helped me with the math, so I've got the pattern
but now I'm nervous that I won't have enough yarn.