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Getting There

April 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Shaped V-Neck

I took this picture this morning. As you can see, the Shaped V-Neck is definitely getting there.¬† I completed the last increase and am now in the last two inches or so before the seed stitch lower border.¬† (As always, click to embiggen.)¬† I have odd dreams of making this sweater a few more times in various yarns.¬† I might just be tempted to buy some nice Brooks Farm yumminess next month at MD.¬† Now wouldn’t that be an excellent combination?! Regardless, I’d seriously recommend this pattern! There’s nothing better in my book than a top-down, all in one cardigan.

I didn’t get quite as far as I would have thought last night. I wound up gabbing on the train home. While I did watch the Red Sox come from behind win against Cleveland last night, I wasn’t knitting but sitting with the MacBook (machine name ColonialOne) mucking around with a local installation of Apache/MySQL and WordPress 2.5 for a geeky, yet secret project. The frustrating part of it all was that I had the thing running without problems on Saturday. It then went into sleep mode until last night and all of a sudden, I couldn’t connect to the database. Hard to do anything bloggy without the database accessible. Finally at about the same time the Red Sox overtook the Indians, I had everything running again. I’m about a third of the way through the secret project and it has proven to be a good learning experience in a web language I don’t/didn’t know: PHP. But then again, not too terribly long ago (oh way back in 2006), I didn’t know C# and here I am making a living programming in it.

There I go digressing again.¬† Sorry everyone who glazed over, c’mon back.¬†


Anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while has followed my quest for the “perfect” commuter bag.¬† I’ve alternated between the BIG PURSE and the LITTLE PURSE with everything in between.¬† I think I’ve finally struck on a happy medium.¬† Medium really is the answer.¬† I have a medium sized purse where I can carry the essentials (which does include a small knitting project) and a small tote.¬† As you can see, the small tote is large enough for a decent sized knitting project plus other stuff, including as you can see, the current book.¬† My umbrella and travel mug will also fit in as well.¬† This bag is the more durable version of what had been my absolute favorite tote bag and what I returned too over and over again:¬† the small shopping bag.¬† They’re fabulous, but they fall apart all too fast.¬† This LLBean bag is about the same size but is heavy duty canvas so I don’t fear putting the umbrella in lest the bag fall apart on the way.¬† Love it.

With all that love about, I have to get back to work 🙂

Craft on!

Tags: Adult

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kathy // Apr 15, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    LL Bean bags are perfect. I’ve had and adored them since I was a girl!

  • 2 Jessica // Apr 16, 2008 at 7:54 am

    The cardi looks great!! Loves me the LLBean. I *so* can’t wait until we go back there this August. Let me know if you want another bag when we do. 😉

  • 3 Kim // Apr 21, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Sweater is looking good! I too have dreams of knitting that pattern again. Brooks Farm & that sweater woudl be a tasty combo. Now I know what I’m buying at MDSW.