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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Just Keep Knitting

April 18th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Is it true?¬† Could it be possible?¬† Am I really post five (5) days in a row?!¬† I think the last time that happened was 2 or 3 years ago ;)¬† Don’t worry, I doubt I can keep it up very long.

It is soooo gorgeous outside that I just can’t stand being inside.¬† I might have brought lunch but I’m definitely going to go out for¬† a leeetle walk this afternoon.¬† Too nice not to.¬† And I, again, wore a skirt today!¬† I dress so much better during warmer weather 🙂

Anyway, lunch with Nancy yesterday was fun as always.¬† We dined at the Heartland Brewery at South Street.¬† Sadly, they had no free tables outside in the sunny area and it was just a tad chilly in the shade so we ate inside.¬† Food was good.¬† Can’t beat good food and great friends!¬†

Shaped V-Neck

Work on the Shaped V-Neck is progressing.¬† At the SnB last night I started/completed the ties.¬† Yes, there are some ends that need to be worked in, but not as much as could be there.¬† I love the spit-join method.¬† I’ve started the first sleeve and am progressing through the decreases in it.¬† (And yes, that is the front seat of my car – I got to the station early this morning 🙂

I have to admit, the pattern, while beautiful and which will result in a much beloved sweater, has some annoyances.¬† Like in the sleeve for instance.¬† It is inconsistently written.¬† With regards to decreases/increases especially, some places there is an actual number of times to do that combination (repeat 6 times) which are then followed by a remainder stitch count variety (repeat until 46 remain).¬† It is an insurmountable problem?¬† No.¬† I can count pretty well.¬† I’m better a calculus than simple math, but I can still count.¬†¬† I’m going to count the repeats that are necessary and make note of it so the next go’round on this pattern is a little less annoying.

This weekend proves to be a busy one.¬† Tomorrow is a gathering at Jessica’s of a bunch of fiber folk which shall be fun, followed by the first Seder.¬† It is MATZAH time!¬† weeeee.¬† Happy Passover to the observers.¬† Have a great weekend to everyone.

Craft on!

Tags: Adult

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nancy // Apr 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Love the color of your sweater! Happy Weekend!

  • 2 Jessica // Apr 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Dude. Two weeks until Maryland! The cardi is coming along nicely. Happy Passover and see you tomorrow. 🙂

  • 3 Kathy // Apr 18, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Chag Sameach, chica!

  • 4 Risa // Apr 18, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    @Kathy: Thanks Kathy! You too!

  • 5 Risa // Apr 18, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    @Jessica: I know, I totally can’t wait. Must start putting together my wish list for the massive shopping 🙂

  • 6 Jen C // Apr 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    So glad you’re back to blogging regularly! And of course I missed the nice weather in NJ/ NY when I was there! Darn it!

  • 7 Dorre // Apr 18, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Have a happy pesach!!

  • 8 Elsie // Apr 18, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Love the sweater color. It will look well on you. Have a great fibery weekend!!

  • 9 Nancy // Apr 19, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Your sweater is looking great. I bet that color is fabulous on you.

    Re a previous post … we have full day K here at the elementary school and it’s fine for the kids. Even those who’ve never had a full day adjust quickly. They get their own playground and a different lunch time, so they still give them that layer of separation. The school district just north of here still does the 1/2 day K and the moms I know are so jealous.

    Enjoy your holiday!

  • 10 Kim // Apr 21, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Saturday was gorgeous weather too. I’ll bet you were able to spin outside at Jessica’s. I remember the sleeve decrease portion. It was a bit annoying but it turns out well in the end.

  • 11 Hillary // Apr 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Chag Sameach and Happy Matzah!

  • 12 JessaLu // Apr 25, 2008 at 10:56 am

    mmmm…spit-join. Sounds terrible but oh so magical. ;o)